The 12th AOEC Scientific Programme has been based on a comprehensive schedule of main sessions which are as follows:

 

THE CHAIRMEN’S SYMPOSIUM:  PERSONALIZED MEDICINE IN EPILEPSY

Chairs: Kurnia KUSUMASTUTI (Indonesia), Byung-In LEE (South Korea) and Parthasarthy SATISHCHANDRA (India)

The concept and scope of personalized medicine in epilepsy – Samuel WIEBE (Canada)

Diagnostic models in the era of personalized medicine – Patrick KWAN (Australia)

Precision therapies through genomics – Sam BERKOVIC (Australia)

Precision medicine through stem cells – Shinichi HIROSE (Japan)

 

 

EPILEPSY SURGERY IN PATIENTS WITH NORMAL MRI     

Chair: Tatsuya TANAKA (Japan) and Kheng-Seang LIM (Malaysia)                                              

Approach in resource-limited countries: to refer or to start? – Yotin CHINVARUN (Thailand)

Advances in MRI: is normal MRI really normal? – Greame JACKSON (Australia)

When can non-invasive monitoring be sufficient? – Byung-In LEE (South Korea)

Invasive monitoring: SDE ± depth or Stereo EEG? – Chong WONG (Australia)

 

INFECTIONS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND EPILEPSY

Chairs: John DUNNE (Australia) and Chong Tin TAN (Malaysia)

Emerging CNS infection and seizures – Chong Tin TAN (Malaysia)

Tuberculous meningitis and seizures: pathogenesis and management – U.K. MISRA (India)

Neurocysticercosis and seizures; evidence based management guidelines –  Supoch TUNLAYADECHANONT (Thailand)

HIV infection and seizures – Parthasarthy SATISHCHANDRA (India)

 

 

GENETIC INVESTIGATIONS IN EPILEPTIC ENCEPHALOPATHIES    

Chairs: Ingrid SCHEFFER (Australia) and Shinichi HIROSE (Japan)

The genetic landscape of the epileptic encephalopathies of infancy and childhood – Ingrid SCHEFFER (Australia)

Diagnostic value of gene panel testing in patients with epileptic encephalopathies – Hoon-Chul KANG (South Korea)

The application of whole-exome sequencing in patients with epileptic encephalopathies – Yuwu JIANG (China)

Detection of low-level somatic mutations and mosaicism for genetic investigation of epileptic encephalopathies – Sangwoo KIM (South Korea)