Kluver Symposiums

 

EPILEPSY SURGERY UPDATE:
FROM RESECTION TO THREE DIMENSIONAL EEG AND MR-GUIDED ABLATIONS

KLUVER MEMORIAL SYMPOSIUM
THE NEUROVASCULAR SURGERY PROGRAM
SECTION OF NEUROSURGERY
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Friday, October 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The University of Chicago
Center for Care and Discovery
5700 S. Maryland Avenue
CCD Board Room, Level 7
Chicago, IL 60637

To Register: 
The event is free for the general public and $40 for anyone seeking CME credit. Cash and checks will be accepted day of. Please contact Daniel Nava as space is limited. 

Event Description

This activity will highlight new techniques in epilepsy surgery and our capabilities to perform them. Indications for amygdala-hippocampectomy and callosotomy and the use of Stereo-EEG in the presurgical evaluation will be presented. In addition, the use of SEEG and functional MRI for research in epilepsy patients will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence that supports the use of new techniques in epilepsy surgery to improve patient care;
  • Identify how the use of SEEG and functional MRI for research improves the outcomes for epilepsy patients;
  • Analyze the value of Stereo-EEG in the evaluation of candidates for epilepsy surgery;
  • Define the role of laser ablations in the treatment of refractory focal epilepsy;
  • Evaluate the role of MEG, SPECT, and MRI in treatment of non-lesional epilepsy.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for neurologists, pediatric neurologist, neuroscientists, neurosurgeons including clinicians and researchers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the surgical treatment of epilepsy.

Event Directors:

David M. Frim, MD, PhD
The Ralph Cannon Professor of Surgery, Neurology & Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Neurosurgery
The University of Chicago Medicine

Peter Warnke, MD, Dr. med., FRCS
Professor of Surgery
Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Speakers:

KLUVER MEMORIAL LECTURER
Christian E. Elger, M.D., Ph.D., FRCP
The University of Bonn, Germany

OTHER LECTURERS

Julia M. Henry, MD
The University of Chicago

Noaum P. Issa, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago

Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., MD
The University of Chicago

Chalongchi Phitsanuwong, MD
The University of Chicago

Sandra L. Rose, MD
The University of Chicago

James X. Tao, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago

Wim van Drongelen, PhD
The University of Chicago

Sasha Wu, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago

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For more information, please contact Daniel Nava