June 20, 2023 all-day
EPNS Pre-congress symposium @ Prague | Prague | Czechia

“Drug-resistant epilepsy in the 21st century: From molecular mechanisms to precision therapies”  will take place on Tuesday, 20 June 2023 in Prague, Czech Republic.

This exciting and unique one-day meeting will introduce and discuss in detail all the major developments including current clinical indications for Drug-resistant epilepsy in the 21st century. A broad faculty of international experts will bring you up-to-date with the history, practice and future developments in the rapidly developing field of drug-resistant epilepsy.

The concept of drug-resistant epilepsy is in motion. What started as a simple definition of medically intractable seizure disorder has morphed into a mosaic of conditions with various ages at onset, clinical presentations, genetic etiologies and increasingly of therapeutic options.

Drug-resistant epilepsy is no more a single disorder but a multitude thereof. The originally clear-cut boundaries between “genetic” and “structural” epilepsy dissolve and re-organize themselves around specific genes and genetic variants that participate in the formation of structural and functional abnormalities of brain cortex.

The symposium preceding EPNS Congress 2023 in Prague will guide you through the complex phenotypes and clinical presentations of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. You will see how patient-derived genomic and phenotypic data contribute to the formation of relevant pre-clinical models that enable us to analyze the pathophysiological mechanisms of drug-resistant epilepsy. Through the improved understanding of epilepsy pathogenesis we will introduce novel approaches to the individualized targeted therapy of drug-resistant epilepsy and the new vistas for patient care and management.

This symposium is suitable for neurologists, paediatric neurologists, epileptologists, neuophysiologists, neuroscientists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, allied health professionals, medical and allied health students.