Parallel sessions have been selected so that anyone with an interest in epilepsy can attend any of the sessions. They are as follows:

 

BIOMARKERS OF EPILEPSY: WHAT APPROACHES DO WE HAVE?

Chair: Akio IKEDA (Japan)

Functional network as biomarkers for epileptogenicity – Yuping WANG (China)

EEG biomarkers for neuron and glia – Akio IKEDA (Japan)

Genetic biomarkers – Anna SINARDJA (Indonesia)

Biomarker or clinical information: that is the question – Kurupath RADHAKRISHNAN (India)

 

 

IMAGING IN EPILEPSY   

Chair: Graeme JACKSON (Australia)        

Assessing white matter and white matter tracts in the brain; current standards and future possibilities – Alan CONNELLY (Australia)

Imaging (PET SPECT and MRI) in the preoperative assessment of the patient with epilepsy – Masaki IWASAKI (Japan)

Preoperative assessment of cortical function using fMRI – Manjari TRIPATHI (India)

Application of image-processing techniques in MRI-negative epilepsy – Yee-Leng TAN (Singapore)

 

 

REFLEX EPILEPSY             

Chair: Andrew BLEASEL (Australia)           

Reflex seizures and reflex epilepsy, the clinical spectrum – John DUNNE (Australia)

Are all reflex seizures focal? Triggers and networks – John ARCHER (Australia)

The challenges of photosensitivity – Heung Dong KIM (South Korea)

The genetic basis of reflex epilepsies – Sanjib SINHA (India)

 

RECENT ADVANCES IN PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES

Chair: Kousuke KANEMOTO (Japan)

Epidemiology – Roderick DUNCAN (New Zealand)

Imaging studies – Dong ZHOU (China)

Diagnosis – Hsiang-Yu YU (Taiwan)

Treatment – Kousuke KANEMOTO (Japan)

 

UPDATE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF STATUS EPILEPTICUS              

Chairs: Shih Hui LIM (Singapore) and Diah Kurnia MIRAWATI (Indonesia)

Outcome of SE – Colin LUI (Hong Kong)

ILAE classification of SE: rationale and clinical advantage – Eugen TRINKA (Austria)

ICU monitoring of SE – TBA

Management and outcome of super-refractory SE – Tusher D. GOSAVI (Singapore)

 

ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY      

Chair: Martin BRODIE (United Kingdom)

Early employment of polytherapy in PWE – Byung-In LEE (South Korea)

Neuromodulation – Sarat CHANDRA (India)

Repurpose drugs in epilepsy – Steve CHUNG (USA)

Antiepileptogenic therapy; is it possible? – Emilio PERUCCA (Italy)

 

OVERCOMING EPILEPSY CARE AND EDUCATION CHALLENGES WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES           

Chair: Nobukazu NAKASATO (Japan)

High definition TV conference system improves community health care and medical education in low population density areas – Josephine CHAN (Australia)

International medical education for epileptology via a high definition TV conference system – Wijoyo HALIM (Indonesia)

International teleconferencing between level-IV epilepsy centers – Hsiang-Yu YU (Taiwan)

Outpatient clinic and case-based education via a high definition TV conference system – Yosuke KAKISAKA (Japan)

 

MANAGEMENT OF EPILEPSY WITH COMORBIDITIES       

Chair: Yao-Chung CHUANG (Taiwan)

Epilepsy in patients with cerebrovascular disease – Man Mohan MEHNDIRATTA (India)

Epilepsy in patients with dementia – Ennapadam S. KRISHNAMOORTHY (India)

Epilepsy in patients with neurodevelopmental handicaps – Marilyn ORTIZ (Philippines)

Epilepsy in patients with neuropsychiatric comorbidities – Astri BUDIKAYANTI (Indonesia)