The Neuroscience Department of Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital – IRCCS, Rome – Italy with the endorsement of the Commission on European Affairs (CEA), and Italian Chapter of ILAE (Lega Italiana contro l’Epilessia – LICE) is presenting the educational initiative – “Drug Resistant Epilepsies – 6th Residential International Course” that will take place in Tagliacozzo (AQ).

The Course is planned from May 5 to 11, 2019.

This course is clinically oriented, targeted to specialists at the second and third level of epilepsy care and focused on comprehensive aspects of diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with epilepsy. It also includes the basic sciences in clinical epileptology issues, and comprehensive care of patients with epilepsy.

The faculty consists of leading International epileptologists. The faculty members give lectures and conduct interactive case discussions and/or tutorials on relevant aspects of epileptology. The working groups are supposed to be a relevant part of the course.

Specialists in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, pediatric neurology, pediatrics, clinical neurophysiology and psychology are welcome to apply.

 

What

The course is based on two main educational study methods: we will have lectures from expert epileptologists and working groups with tutors. Main topics will cover: semiologic characteristics of different types of epileptic seizures, utilization of Video-EEG, notions of anti-epileptic drug pharmacodynamics and kinetics, alternative treatments, role of epilepsy surgery, especially of the resective type, and of Vagal Nerve Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation, focus on emerging genetic aspects of drug resistant epilepsies.
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Who

  1. 1.Specialists in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, pediatric neurology, pediatrics, clinical neurophysiology and psychology are welcome to apply. The course is limited to a maximum of 36 applicants to allow an optimal level of interaction with the faculty members. Main output of this course will be widening the knowledge of drug resistant epilepsies all over and build a network of young people coming from around the world that might work together in the future.

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Where

Tagliacozzo is a town in the district of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy. It is an ancient village surrounded by mountains. 

The Course is held in the St. Francis Convent and it was built in 1115. The cloister has wall paintings that describe the life of St. Francis. 
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