CAOA TASK FORCE SESSIONS

In order to highlight the progress that the Task Forces of the Commission on Asian and Oceanian Affairs (CAOA) have made, selected task forces will organize a session showcasing pertinent topics for the region.

CAOA’S GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TASK FORCE SESSION: EPILEPSY TEACHING AND TRAINING IN THE REGION – HOW ARE WE DOING IT AND CAN IT BE IMPROVED?

Chair: Ernie SOMERVILLE (Australia)

Who should the target audience be and what topics should be prioritized? – John DUNNE (Australia)

Conferences, symposia/workshops and the small group interactive model – Ernie SOMERVILLE (Australia)

Fellowships, observerships, travel scholarships, mentorships and visiting professorships – Josephine CASANOVA-GUTIERRIEZ (Philippines)

The role of confirming competencies, and ongoing mentorship (including via internet) – Zarine MOGAL (Pakistan)

 

CAOA’S GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TASK FORCE SESSION: IMPROVING AVAILABILITY AND QUALITY OF EEG IN THE REGION

Chair: Shih Hui LIM (Singapore)

The current state of EEG services in Asia and Oceania – Kheng-Seang LIM (Malaysia)

Development of EEG services: the Australian experience – John DUNNE (Australia)

Development of EEG services: the Japanese experience – Akio IKEDA (Japan)

Strategies for developing EEG services in China – Xiaoqiu SHAO (China)

Strategies for developing EEG services in Indonesia – Kurnia KUSUMASTUTI (Indonesia)

The role of the certification examination – Shih Hui LIM (Singapore)

 

PAEDIATRIC TASK FORCE: EPILEPSIES CAUSED BY METABOLIC DISORDER

Chairs: Heung Dong KIM (South Korea) and Simon HARVEY (Australia)

A clinical approach to metabolic epilepsies – Takao TAKAHASHI (Japan)

Inborn errors of metabolism in childhood from infantile spasms and beyond – Yuwu JIANG (China)

Glucose transporter-1 deficiency syndrome and related disorders – Ingrid SCHEFFER (Australia)

Treatable metabolic epilepsy cases you do not want to miss – Se Hee KIM (South Korea)

 

RESEARCH TASK FORCE: RECENT STUDIES IN THE REGION            

Chairs:    Akio IKEDA (Japan) and Chong Tin Tan (Malaysia)

HLA in CBZ among ethnic Indians in Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar – Herlyani KHOSAMA (Indonesia)

Perampanel on cortical myoclonus – Akio IKEDA (Japan)

Expressive writing as a non-pharmacological therapy for depression in patient with epilepsy – Resti Siti SALEHA (Indonesia)*

Automatic detection of high frequency oscillations to determine the high frequency oscillations distribution threshold for delineating epileptogenic zone – Xiaofeng YANG (China)*

*Selected from the 12th AOEC top scoring abstracts