The programme of 2019 edition

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.


2019 Preliminary Programme

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Main topics

  • Drug interactions

  • Differential diagnosis in children

  • Seizure semiology

  • Diagnostic value of video-EEG

  • Genetic approach toward diagnosis

  • Differential diagnosis in adults

  • Practical management in adult patients with SE


Scientific Committee:

F. Vigevano
N. Specchio

Organizing Secretariat:
PTS Congress Division
Via Nizza 45
00198 Roma – Italy
Phone +39 06 8535 5590
Fax +39 06 8535 6060


Scientific Commitee


Federico Vigevano

Prof. Federico Vigevano is Head of Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation Department at Bambino Gesù CHildren's Hospital in Rome, Italy. Since several years he dedicated his activities in the understanding and treatment of pediatric epilepsies. He was President of the Italian League Against Epilepsy (LICE), Chair id the Advisory Council and Member of the Commission of European Affair of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). In the 2001 received the award of Ambassador for Epilepsy by ILAE. Has been President of Epilepsy Foundation of the Italian League Against Epilepsy. He is author of hundreds of publications on epilepsy.


Nicola Specchio

Dr. Specchio is MD, PhD in the Department of Neuroscience at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, Italy. Dr. Specchio main activity is the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric epileptic patients, with main interest in seizure semiology, classification of epileptic seizures and syndromes. He works in the field of pre-surgical evaluation of patients with drug resistant epilepsy and in the selection of patients with genetic epilepsies. Dr. Specchio has published papers in International journals with main interest on epilepsy as Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy and Behavior. Dr. Specchio currently is responsible for different clinical research projects regarding invasive monitoring of epileptic patients and the genetic etiology of epileptic encephalopathy in the first three years of life. Dr. Specchio is representative of the Italian Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy.

Organizing Secretariat:


Manuela Morandini

PTS Congress Division
Via Nizza 45
00198 Roma – Italy
Phone +39 06 8535 5590
Fax +39 06 8535 6060