Scientific Program

Friday, February 24, 2017

5:00 pm Registration and opening reception
7:00 pm Welcome
Dean K. Naritoku, M.D. President
Symposium I – Current controversies in epilepsy: home seizure detection
Moderator: Victor Dostrow, M.D.
7:15 pm Personal seizure detection devices
Victor Dostrow, M.D., Asheville, NC
7:45 pm Seizure dogs and pets
Edward Faught, M.D., Emory University
8:15 pm Debate: Does home seizure detection improve outcome and quality of life?
Pro: Edward Faught, M.D.
Con: Victor Dostrow, M.D.
8:45 pm Discussion

Saturday, February 25, 2017

7:00 am Registration and breakfast
Symposium II – Improving pharmacologic management of epilepsy
Moderator: Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.
8:00 am How do antiepileptic drugs affect the epileptic network?
M. Steven Evans, M.D., University of Louisville
8:40 am What do we know about therapies for super refractory status epilepticus?
(David Vossler, M.D., University of Washington)
9:20 am Does rational polytherapy exist?
Dean K. Naritoku, M.D., University of South Alabama
9:40 am Discussion
9:45 am Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
Symposium III – Stereotaxic EEG (sEEG)
Moderator: Jerzy P. Szaflarski, MD, PhD
10:00 am Selection of a candidate for  sEEG and evaluation of ancillary data
Kristen Riley, M.D., University of Alabama Birmingham
10:40 am Surgical planning for sEEG
Andreas Alexopoulos, M.D., Cleveland Clinic
11:20 am Discussion of selected sEEG cases
Jennifer DeWolfe, D.O., University of Alabama Birmingham
12:00 pm Lunch
Symposium IV – Novel Diagnostic Methodologies for Analysis of Intracranial EEG
Moderator: Terrence D. Lagerlund, M.D.
1:00 pm High frequency EEG oscillations in Intracranial EEG recordings
Sandipan Pati, MD, University of Alabama Birmingham
1:30 pm Using selected autoregression/Granger causality measures for seizure-onset mapping using intracranial EEG
Octavian Lie, MD, PhD,
University of TX Health Science Center San Antonio
2:00 pm Discussion
2:15 pm Coffee Break/Visit Exhibits
Symposium V – Fellows Program
2:30 pm Case Presentation 1
2:50 pm Case Presentation 2
3:10 pm Case Presentation 3
3:30 pm SEEEG Board Meeting (Board members only)
6:30 pm President’s Reception – Mardi Gras Crawfish Boil (cash bar)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

7:00 am Registration and breakfast
Symposium VI – Nonlinear systems and seizure prediction
Moderator: Dean K. Naritoku, M.D.
8:00 am The basis and rationale for using nonlinear signal analysis for brain function
Olivier Darbin, Ph.D.,
University of South Alabama
8:40 am Nonlinear signal analysis in seizure prediction
J. Chris Sackellares, M.D.,
Univerisity of Florida
9:20 am Network analysis in seizure prediction
(Brian Litt, M.D., University of Pennsylvania)
10:00 am Coffee Break/Exhibits
Symposium VI – Functional Imaging
Moderator: Leonardo Bonilha, M.D.
10:15 am Functional imaging and epilepsy
Jane B. Allendorfer, Ph.D.,
University of Alabama Birmingham
10:55 am Clinical and research uses of diffusion tensor imaging in epilepsy
Leonardo Bonhilha, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
11:25 am Combining EEG and MRI in epilepsy
12:00 am CME evaluation and adjournment