ILAE Comprehensive Epilepsy Surgery Course Series
11th EPODES Basic - Online theoretical part
Brno, Czech Republic
24 – 28 January, 2022
Hotel International, Husova 16, Brno, Czech Republic
www.hotelinternational.cz

Attention!
The course will be ONLINE through the virtual platform ZOOM Professional.

The registration fee is 400 €, please fill in the online registration form on our website.

Registration for the ONLINE attendance is already available.

All registrations are still valid, there is no need to register again. Your attendance was automatically switched to the virtual.

The instructions and your access data will be provided to you before the course.

Course description

11th EPODES Basic is an interactive course on surgically remediable epilepsies, presurgical evaluation, scalp and intracranial EEG,neuropsychology, imaging and psychiatric issues of surgical patients before and after surgery. EPODES courses are organized in three-year cycles. This year the course will be dedicated to epilepsy surgery focused on mainly basic information including selection of surgical candidates, presurgical evaluation, different focal epilepsies -Surgical techniques and outcome. The program consists of presentations by keynote speakers and case presentations by tutors and students.

The course is organized as part of the European Project of Development of Epilepsy Surgery Programs (EPODES) under aegis and with funding from ILAE Commissions of Epilepsy Surgery and ILAE – Europe.

Background

EPODES was initiated in 2006 by Prof. Cigdem Özkara in order to stimulate the development of epilepsy surgery in Central and Eastern Europe, but is now open also for other applicants. The program is organized under the aegis and with funding from the Commission of European Affairs (CEA) with support of ILAE Commissions of Epilepsy Surgery and ILAE-Europe.

Description

The course will consist of an intensive 5 days program with the virtual lectures, video-demonstrations and case presentations by tutors. Students will be neurologists or neurosurgeons from centres where there is an interest to develop a full epilepsy surgery program but where at this moment there still is lack of adequate expertise, technology and/or resources. Tutors, representing all relevant professional fields, are invited from representative epilepsy surgery programs throughout Europe.

The course program will offer advanced information about epilepsy surgery for surgically remediable epilepsies in adults and children. Students will learn about the pre-surgical evaluation with scalp and intracranial video EEG, imaging and neuropsychology, the surgical procedures and the psychosocial and psychiatric issues of surgical patients, before and after surgery.

Although the course cannot substitute for practical experience, great emphasis will be put on practical aspects relating to the identification of suitable patients, the possibilities of performing surgery with only a limited (non-invasive video-EEG, MRI, neuropsychology) evaluation the recognition of potential red flags, the indications for additional studies, including intracranial studies and functional neuroimaging.

The presentations should be interactive with all group members actively participating in the clinical discussion.

Course language will be exclusively English.
No reader will be provided but the students will receive a handout of all plenary lectures.
Students who finish the full course will receive a certificate of participation.

Organizing Committee

Organizing and Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Çigdem Özkara
Cerrahpasa Medical School, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
e-mail: cigdemoz@istanbul.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Bertil Rydenhag
University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
e-mail: bertil.rydenhag@gu.se

Prof. Dr. Ivan Rektor
Masaryk University, Brno Epilepsy Center and Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic
e-mail: irektor@med.muni.cz

Secretariat

TA-SERVICE s.r.o. (Congress agency)
Hlinky 48, 603 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Ivana Tarabová
e-mail: tarabova@ta-service.cz

Barbora Pejčevová
e-mail: conference@ta-service.cz

Program

The course starts on 24th January and finishes on 28th January.
To see the preliminary program please click here.
To see the preliminary list of attending tutors please click here.

Handouts

Handouts of course presentations will be published here after the end of the course. Note that the file will be password protected and the password for accessing the handouts will be sent via email to all students of the 11th EPODES course.

Registration

Requirements for application
1) Neurologist, pediatric neurologist, neurosurgeon, neuropsychologist or clinical electrophysiologist with interest in epilepsy surgery.
     Also junior members of established teams are welcomed.
2) All applications must be accompanied by a CV and a recommendation letter from the director of the hospital or chair of the department.
3) Adequate knowledge of English to follow the course and participate in the discussions is needed.

Registration fee:
400 € Online theoretical part - includes individual access to the stream (meeting ID, meeting psw) and the record of the course available for 3 months.

Bursary information: The number of bursaries provided is fulfilled.

Deadline for application for bursary: 15th August, 2021.
Deadline for all applications: 20th January, 2022.

If you decide to cancel your participation before 31st December 2021 we will refund 70 % of the registration fee. It is not possible to refund the payment after this deadline. Changes or cancellation must be sent to the congress secretariat in writing.

If you have already paid the registration fee higher than 400 EUR/online, we will refund your overpayment.
Please provide us with your bank details (bank name, account No., BIC, IBAN) (to: conference@ta-service.cz)

Payment

All the services (registration, accommodation, bus transport) are arranged by course secretariat TA-SERVICE, s.r.o.
Please pay the sum of all required services using one of the following methods of payments.
Credit card payment authorization (download here)
or
Payment by bank transfer:
Account owner: TA-SERVICE s.r.o.
Hlinky 48, 603 00 Brno
Id.No: 276 68 436, VAT: CZ 276 68 436

Bank name: ČSOB, Výstaviště 1, Brno, Czech Republic, for payments in EUR
Account No. 266958101/0300
BIC: CEKOCZPP
IBAN: CZ46 0300 0000 0002 66958101
Specific symbol: 7129

Please send your payment until 17th December, 2021.

Previous courses

Comprehensive Epileptic Surgery Course

20-24 January 2020
10th EPODES Advanced II

Number of participants: 37
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

Comprehensive Epileptic Surgery Course

21-25 January 2019
9th EPODES Advanced I

Number of participants: 43
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

Comprehensive Epileptic Surgery Course

22-26 January 2018
8th EPODES Basic

Number of participants: 45
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

Comprehensive Epileptic Surgery Course

16-20 January 2017
7th EPODES Advanced II

Number of participants: 53
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

European Advanced Epilepsy Surgery Course

11-15 January 2016
6th EPODES Advanced

Number of participants: 44
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

European Basic Epilepsy Surgery Course

12-16 January 2015
5th EPODES Basic

Number of participants: 39
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

European Advanced Epilepsy Surgery Course

13-17 January 2014
4th EPODES Advanced II

Number of participants: 37
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

European Advanced Epilepsy Surgery Course

22-26 January 2013
3rd EPODES Advanced II

Number of participants: 42
To view the program of this course please click here.
To view the list of tutors that attended this course please click here.

Organizing Committee

Chair of the Organizing Committee Prof. Dr. Çigdem Özkara
Cerrahpasa Medical School,
Department of Neurology,
Istanbul, Turkey
e-mail: cigdemoz@istanbul.edu.tr

Prof. Dr. Ivan Rektor
Masaryk University, St. Anne's Hospital
Brno, Czech Republic
e-mail: irektor@med.muni.cz

Secretariat

TA-SERVICE s.r.o.
(Congress agency)
Hlinky 48, 603 00 Brno
Czech Republic
Ivana Tarabová
e-mail: tarabova@ta-service.cz
Barbora Pejčevová
e-mail: conference@ta-service.cz
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