The ECE Forums, introduced at the 10th ECE in London (2012), have proven a successful, popular addition to the programme of sessions at the ECE, enabling a wider participation amongst delegates.

ECE Forums are intended to be less formal than traditional sessions, and to have a workshop flavour and be more interactive. The format of the ECE Forum is flexible – discussion, debate, workshop, data blitz, etc.

ECE Forums will cover the following topics:

  • Biomarkers to predict the ketogenic diet and how to get started
  • Developmental outcome of epileptic encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy and stroke – can we do better?
  • Epilepsy: care, costs, outcome
  • Establishment of epilepsy surgery centres in low resource situations
  • European Study on the Burden and Care of Epilepsy (ESBACE)
  • How do we safely stop, start and supervise the use of valproate in women with epilepsy?
  • How to handle polypharmacy and pharmacokinetic interactions in clinical practice?
  • Imitators of epilepsy
  • Integrating psychological treatments into comprehensive epilepsy care – comparing opportunities, challenges and solutions across countries
  • kahoot ( video quiz
  • Neonatal status epilepticus: the etiology makes the difference?
  • NORSE and FIRES: what to expect behind classification
  • Pharmacoresistant epilepsy management in resource-limited settings
  • Prescribing antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in people with intellectual disability (ID) – current evidence, complexity, challenges, barriers, possible solutions and direction of research
  • Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: a neurological or a psychiatric problem?
  • Refractory and superrefractory Status Epilepticus (RSE & SRSE)
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Surgical neuropathology of epilepsy
  • Targeting the brain-gut-microbiota axis for treatment of epilepsy and related comorbidities
  • The complex semiology of “typical” absence seizures and syndromes
  • The EEG in the genetic epilepsies of childhood or EEG patterns in genetic epilepsies of childhood
  • Very high frequency oscillations: Where is the horizon and what important is beyond?

Full session details will be available in early 2018.


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