September 19, 2024 – September 24, 2024 all-day

Workshop Description
Reliable neuropathological work-up of epilepsy-associated brain lesions represents an important diagnostic value for the surgical management of patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. The international classification of epilepsies recognizes a large spectrum of brain lesions as potential predictors of disease progression and treatment response. The 14th International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery is designed to enable participants to better recognize and classify various histopathological substrates of drug-resistant epilepsy. Topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of human focal epilepsies will be presented by internationally renowned faculty. Advanced hands-on histopathology training will be offered in small groups led by distinguished tutors who will review and discuss microscopy slides of selected cases with different staining protocols. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own cases for discussion with the entire group. The workshop has been held in Germany, Brazil, USA and China since 2013, with the endorsement of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

Learning Objectives of the ILAE curriculum
1.1.1 Demonstrate working knowledge of etiologies for focal and generalized epilepsies in children and adults (Level 1-3) with particular emphasis on hippocampal sclerosis, glio-neuronal brain tumors and malformations of cortical development (see also 1.1.2, 1.1.4 and 1.1.6) 4.1 Demonstrate working knowledge of indications for pre-surgical evaluation (Level 1-3)
4.7 Demonstrate the value and need for multidisciplinary teamwork

Target Audience
Neuro-/Pathologists, Epileptologists, Neurosurgeons & Neurologists, Neuroimager and Basic Researcher

Please register in advance as room will be limited to 50 participants. No on-site registration available. Applications must be received by April 1st 2024. We urge that you apply as soon as possible to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment.
Applications should include a brief description of your current clinical practice and experience in the field of neuropathology and epilepsy surgery and a short CV.
Please indicate your level of experience in histopathology:
A – experienced, B – beginner, C – non-experienced.
Please send your application to: bluemcke @uk-erlangen.de.
Selected participants will be informed no later than 40 workings days from the application deadline, and will receive all further instructions regarding payment and full registration.
Registration fee: €400