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Dianalund Summer School on EEG and Epilepsy (DSSEE) 3rd Edition
Dianalund, Denmark
Jun 17 - Jul 23, 2016
 
DSSEE is an advanced course on EEG and its application in the field of epilepsy. The course is practically-oriented, with many hands-on sessions, and it is highly interactive. The main idea of the course is to bridge the gap between epileptologists and neurophysiologists. Therefore, topics both in the realm of signal analysis and topics related to seizure semiology and clinical significance of EEG findings will be covered. The theoretical presentations (in the morning) will be supplemented by EEG-reading sessions, where the participants will be guided through video-EEG samples by the tutors. The last day of the course will be dedicated to discussion of difficult cases brought by the participants.
 
Main topics:  
  • Cellular origin of the EEG signals
  • Digital EEG: technical aspects
  • Equivalent current dipoles
  • Montages and voltage maps
  • Source localisation Background activity:  qualitative and quantitative assessment
  • Interictal epileptiform discharges: spike-generation and propagation
  • Reporting the findings
  • Normal variants
  • Seizure semiology
  • Seizure classification
  • Long term video EEG monitoring
  • Polygraphic recordings Ictal
  • EEG activity Intracranial recordings
  • EEG in status epilepticus
  • EEG in critically ill patients
  • High Density EEG Differential diagnosis: sleep disorders
  • Specific aspects of EEG in neonates and infants
  • Thalamocortical dysrhythmias
  • Effect of medication on the EEG 

The course is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. The applicants are expected to have a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of EEG (at least 1 year training in EEG). Alumni of VIREPA-EEG courses will have priority. The course will be held at the Danish Epilepsy Centre, in Dianalund, Denamrk.  

Registration fee: 1100 Euros.
 
The registration fee includes: access to the course, accommodation at the Danish Epilepsy Centre in single rooms with own bathroom, full board and coffee breaks, course materials. A very limited number of bursaries are available, though with a self-contribution of 100 Euros for each bursary recipient. A limited number of shared-bursaries are available: self-contribution of 600 Euros for each shared-bursary recipient.      
 
Faculty: 
Elena Gardella
Göran Lantz
Guido Rubboli
Hermann Stefan
Ingmar Rosén
Ivana Rosenzweig
Judith Dobesberger
Jørgen Alving  
Martin Fabricius
Miri Neufeld
Markus Leitinger
Peter Wolf
Poul Jennum
Ronit Pressler
Ruta Mameniskiene
Walter van Emde Boas  
 
Course director: Sándor Beniczky   
 
Please send the Application form, a short CV (including list of publications) and a recommendation letter by March 31st, 2016 to:  sbz@filadelfia.dk    


Website:
http://www.ilae.org/visitors/Congress/Ed-Dianalund.cfm



10th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD 2016)
Munich, Germany
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2016

The ICFTD is now well-recognized as the primary venue for the synthesis, exchange and dissemination of research evidence related to FTD, where experts from diverse backgrounds share recent discoveries, insights and opinions. This allows novel hypotheses to be generated, research collaborations to be established, consensuses to be developed, training opportunities to be explored and knowledge to be translated across disciplines. The Caregiver Session provides a unique opportunity for new scientific knowledge to be shared directly with stakeholders (patients, families, caregivers, community organizations and health care policy makers) and, of equal importance, allows these stakeholders a rare opportunity to provide direct feedback to the medical and scientific community. By holding the Caregiver Session concurrently and at the same venue as the scientific conference, the public is able to interact directly with the experts and become engaged in process of knowledge translation.

Due to the high number of requests the abstract submission deadline for the 10th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD) will be extended until April 11, 2016.

We look forward to your individual scientific contribution to the following topics:

• Social cognition and behavior
• Progressive aphasias
• Neuropathology
• Genetics
• CBS, PSP, MND
• Blood and Imaging biomarkers
• Mechanisms of cell death
• Disease modulation
• Treatment (pharmacological/ non-pharmacological)
• Caregiver  

Please click HERE to submit your abstract.

All important information can be found on our conference website www.icftd2016.de.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Munich!

Kind regards,
on behalf of the conference organisers Janine Diehl-Schmid and Manuela Neumann,

Nora Caune
Project Team ICFTD 2016


Website:
www.icftd2016.de.



6th International Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation 2016
Göttingen, Germany
Sep 7 - 10, 2016

 

Venue

Georg-August-University Gottingen

Central Lecture Building

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5

37073 Göttingen (DE)

 

Conference Chair: 

Professor Dr. med. Walter Paulus

Department of Clinical Neurophysiology,

Medical Faculty of the University of Gottingen

Head of Department

Robert-Koch-Straße 40

37075 Göttingen

 

Conference Language:           

The official conference language will be English.

 

For further details please view the invitation flyer.

 


Website:
http://www.tbs-conference.de



The Fresco Conference: 4th International Workshop on Synaptic Plasticity - From Bench to Bedside
Lucca, Italy
Sep 12 - 14, 2016

The “Fresco Conference. 4th International Workshop on Synaptic Plasticity: from bench to bedside”.

Following the success of the first three editions and the numerous unresolved issues in our complex field, we have decided to organize another conference. This fourth edition is generously sponsored by The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York.

This edition will have sessions dedicated to rehabilitation, homeostasis, and brain oscillations in health and movement disorders. As well, there will be a session dedicated to functional plasticity in neuropsychiatric conditions and sleep.

Please visit our website: http://www.synapticplasticity.it/

Deadline for poster presentations: June 15, 2016

Scientific Program: http://www.synapticplasticity.it/scientific-program.html



Website:
http://www.synapticplasticity.it/



2016 ACNS Fall Courses
Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 24 - 25, 2016

The 2016 Fall Courses are designed around two rapidly-evolving areas of clinical neurophysiology, Neurphysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (NIOM) and Intensive Care Unit EEG Monitoring (ICU EEG). Educational activities will cover both basic methodologies for those practitioners new to NIOM and ICU EEG, and innovative techniques. Last year’s morning courses, Epilepsy Surgery and Pediatric EEG will again be offered for the 2016 Fall Courses.


Registration deadline is September 8, 2016



Website:
http://www.acns.org/meetings/fall-courses/2016-fall-courses



The Canadian Association of Neurophysiological Monitoring (CANM): 9th Annual Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IOM) Symposium
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2016

Last year’s Annual Symposium in Montreal was a stellar event and we hope to continue this tradition as we head to Halifax in 2016. Halifax, the seaside capital of Nova Scotia, is a city rich in history and steeped in maritime tradition. Come and enjoy one of Canada’s most storied cities and experience first-hand some of its legendary east coast charm. The exciting location is reason enough to attend the 2016 CANM Symposium. However, we are also planning a line-up of speakers and events that will challenge your mind and leave you reinvigorated about your professional involvement in intraoperative neurophysiology. Every year IONM professionals from across Canada gather to share knowledge, hold passionate debate and discuss our vision for the future. More recently, we have enjoyed the company of IONM professionals from our neighbour to the south and it has only added to the rich diversity of our meetings. We hope that some of our American friends will join us again this year in Halifax so we can continue to build on our relationship. The 9th Annual CANM Symposium is guaranteed to be a wonderful time and I hope to see everyone in Halifax this fall for CANM’s version of a traditional maritime kitchen party!

Susan Morris, PhD President, CANM



Website:
http://www.canm.ca/symposium.html



Alex 6th International Congress of Electrodiagnosis
Alexandria, Egypt
Oct 13 - 14, 2016

Organized by: Egyptian Society of Electrodiagnosis Medicine in collaboration with the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

Conference Topics

Symposia:

I- Motor neuron disorders and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

II- Entrapment neuropathies.

III- Pediatric electrodiagnosis.

IV- Free papers.

Workshops:

1- Basic nerve conduction studies.

2- Somatosensory evoked potentials.

3- Transcranial magnetic stimulation.

4- Pelvic floor electrodiagnosis.

5- Botox injection therapy for management of spasticity.

 

Abstract submission to:

 

Dr. Emmanuel Kamal Aziz Saba

Lecturer of Physical Medicine, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation

Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University

 

Member of Egyptian Society of Electrodiagnosis Medicine

 

E-mail: emadaziz55@yahoo.com





NEUROTECHNIX 2016
Porto, Portugal
Nov 7 - 8, 2016

UPCOMING DEADLINES:

Complete Paper Submission: May 26, 2016

Authors Notification: July 22, 2016

Camera Ready and Registration: September 5, 2016

The first research works on neurotechnology can be dated back nearly half a century, but it is in the XXI century that most significant advances are being witnessed. Neurotechnology shows a very high potential of enhancing human activities, involving technologies such as neural rehabilitation, neural prosthesis, neuromodulation, neurosensing and diagnosis, and other combinations of neurological and biomedical knowledge with engineering technologies.

CONGRESS AREAS:

  1. Neuromodulation and Neural Prosthesis
  2. Neural Rehabilitation
  3. NeuroSensing and Diagnosis
  4. Neurocomputing

CONGRESS CHAIR:
Aldo FaisalImperial College London, United Kingdom

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS:
Hermano Igo Krebs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Antonio Pedotti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy



Website:
http://www.neurotechnix.org/



1er Curso Latinoamericano de Monitorización de EEG continuo en los cuidados intensivos
La Habana, Cuba
Nov 14 - 15, 2016

El capítulo cubano de Neurofisiología Clínica (CC-NFC) tiene el gusto de invitarlos a participar en el 1er curso-taller latinoamericano de Monitorización de EEG continuo -EEGc- en Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI), el cual se realizará los días 14 y 15 de Noviembre del año en curso en La Habana, Cuba.

Coordinadores del Curso

  • Dr Valia Rodríguez, Centro de Neurociencias de Cuba
  • Dr Suzette M LaRoche, Mission Health, Asheville-Carolina del Norte, EUA

Motivación

La monitorización de EEG continuo en los cuidados intesivos es un campo de la monitorización neurofisiológica que ha crecido y expandido significativamente en los últimos 10 años dada su utilidad en la evaluación neurológica del paciente grave. Sin embargo existe gran disparidad en la práctica y uso de esta técnica entre instituciones y los propios profesionales. El nivel de conocimiento y experticidad en la interpretación en tiempo real -o casi real- de los patrones que se encuentran durante la adquisición del EEGc no es sólo limitada sino también desigual entre países y regiones geográficas. Mientras que el número de instituciones en norteamérica (ie: EUA y Canadá) y algunos países europeos que utilizan el video-EEGc con todas sus ventajas actuales (ej: revisión/edición en línea y remota, análisis cuantitativo en línea, gráficos de tendencias, entre otras) han incrementado de forma significativa en los últimos 5 años, la mayoría de las instituciones de salud en América Latina -aún en el nivel terciario de atención- utilizan el EEG de rutina, de corta duración (por lo general menos de 2 hrs) con revisión sólo cualitativa del registro adquirido en UCI.

El escaso número de artículos en revistas indexadas escritos por autores latinoamericanos en los cuales se abordan tópicos relacionados con este tipo de monitorización es una prueba objetiva de ello. Pensamos que entre las razones fundamentales que han contribuido al atraso tecnológico de la región están la falta de consciencia general de la potencialidad de la técnica y el acceso limitado a programas de educación continuada en este tema. Es así que este 1er curso-taller latinoamericano organizado en La Habana para Noviembre próximo es un primer esfuerzo para comenzar a entrenar a los profesionales de nuestra región de forma continuada en esta temática. Las conferencias del curso-taller serán dictadas por expertos del campo, gracias a la colaboración de miembros de la Sociedad Norteamericana de Neurofisiología Clínica (ACNS). Los participantes tendrán además la posibilidad de interactuar con los expertos en presentaciones de casos, discusiones y recesos.

La monitorización de EEG continuo en UCI fue introducida en Cuba en el 2010. Desde entonces hemos ganado experiencia no sólo en el uso de la técnica en si misma sino además en la organización y desarrollo de cursos en esta temática para educar a nuestros neurofisiólogos clínicos, neurólogos y el personal médico de los cuidados intensivos. Hasta la fecha hemos organizado 4 cursos nacionales en la temática realizados entre el 2013 – 2015 en los cuales han participado un total de 200 especialistas. Específicamente en el curso realizado en Noviembre del 2014 contamos con la colaboración de las Dras Suzette Laroche y Sarah Schmitt las cuales son expertas dentro de este campo y pertenecen a la Sociedad Norteamericana de Neurofisiología Clínica. Estos cursos previos nos ponen en posición de enfrentar con éxito la realización de un curso más ambicioso dirigido a toda la región. Es así que el curso-taller del próximo mes de Noviembre será organizado en dos días a tiempo completo. Los temas se presentarán a modo de conferencias y serán reforzados durante sesiones prácticas (presentaciones de casos & discusiones). Estamos convencidos que el éxito de este curso-taller -y de cursos sucesivos- influirá en el nivel y calidad de la atención médica dentro de la región.

Dirigido a:

  • especialistas y residentes de neurología, pediatría, neonatología, neurofisiología clínica, cuidados intensivos/emergentes;
  • técnicos en neurofisiología clínica y enfermeras intensivistas.


Website:
http://capitulo-cubano-nfc.github.io/la-eeg-uci/index.html



2017 ACNS Annual Meeting and Courses
Phoenix, Arizona
Feb 10 - 14, 2017

This year’s scientific program will feature the latest scientific advances in clinical neurophysiology presented by leading national and international experts in the field. This dynamic program has more choices than ever including the return of the Joint ACNS and International Society symposia, new morning workshops, and speakers who are experts in their field. The parallel sessions will provide simultaneous sessions for interests in EEG, electrodiagnosis and neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring.


Registration opens September 1, 2016
Click HERE to register for the meeting
*New this year – discounts for international attendees!
(residing outside the US or Canada)

Poster abstract submission opens October 1, 2016
Click HERE to submit a poster abstract.



Website:
http://www.acns.org/meetings/annual-meeting-and-courses/2017-annual-meeting-and-courses



61st Scientific Annual Meeting of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging (DGKN)
Leipzig, Germany
Mar 23 - 25, 2017

Venue: Leipzig University, Neues Hörsaalgebäude • Campus Augustusplatz, Universitätsstraße 1 • 04109 Leipzig

Conference Chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Hegerl
Head of research
Clinic and Policlinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Leipzig
Congress Secretary Dr. rer. nat. Dipl. Psych. Christian Sander
Clinic and Policlinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Leipzig

Important Dates and Deadlines: 
Deadline Abstract submission – 1 November 2016
Deadline Early Bird – 1 November 2016

Main topics:
• Neuroplasticity
• Peripheral Neurophysiology
• Central movement disorders
• Dementia
• Pain
• Multiple sclerosis
• Stroke
• Epilepsy
• Neuromuscular disorders
• Sleep disturbances
• Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Affective disorders
• Neurorehabilitation
• Methods of brain function diagnosis
• Neuropsychology
• brain stimulation on neuropsychiatric diseases
• Neuroinflammation and Neuroimmunology on neuropsychiatric diseases
• History of the DGKN
• Free topics

The official conference language will be German.

Professional Congress Organiser: Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH
Nora Caune/ Claudia Ibold
Carl-Pulfrich-Straße 1 • 07745 Jena
Phone +49 3641 31 16-343
Fax +49 3641 31 16-243



Website:
www.dgkn-kongress.de