Category: scientific-programme

SPEAKERS’ PRESENTATIONS

Several of the congress speakers have generously provided their presentations to further the knowledge of congress delegates. Simply click on a presentation below to access a PDF of the speaker’s slides.

Please note that these presentations are for the use and reference of congress delegates only and remain the property of the speaker concerned. They are not for further dissemination or other use of any kind.

Management of pharmaco-resistant epilepsy

Structural and functional development in epilepsy imaging – William Gaillard, USA

School and epilepsy

Learning disabilities in children with epilepsy: causes and consequences – Chahnez Triki, Tunisia

Teachers’ knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy – Mohammed Jan, KSA

WFN / CEMA Session

Thirty years of new antiepileptic drugs: What did we achieve, and what is next? – Emilio Perucca, Italy

Epileptic encephalopathies

The epileptic encephalopathies – concepts and prognostic factors – Helen Cross, United Kingdom

Novel therapies for epileptic encephalopathies – Raidah Al Baradie, KSA

Generalized epilepsies of unknown and genetic cause

Classification and concepts of generalized seizures and epilepsies: What is new? – Sameer Zuberi, United Kingdom

Approaches to the management of drug-resistant generalized epilepsies – Gregory Krauss, USA

Status Epilepticus

The treatment of Status Epilepticus – Aidan Neligan, United Kingdom

Immune-mediated epilepsies

Immune-mediated refractory epilepsies: concepts and mechanisms – Sarosh Irani, United Kingdom

How to diagnose and treat auto-immune epilepsies in children – Khaled Zamel, Qatar

Public perceptions and understanding of epilepsy

New technologies in connecting, educating and helping people with epilepsy – Najib Kissani, Morocco

Training programme for caregivers and PWE about epilepsy – Fatma Kamoun, Tunisia

Teaching Session:  Video-session: Semiology of seizures

Frontal lobe epilepsy – diagnostic challenge – Nirmeen Kishk, Egypt

Basic EEG Course

How to write an EEG request? – Nirmeen Kishk, Egypt

Platform Session

Sodium channel blockers in the 21st Century – Martin Brodie, United Kingdom

QuoStatus: a software package for the analysis of the progression of Status Epilepticus in EEG signals – Peter Roper, USA

SATELLITE SYMPOSIA

Satellite Symposium – Novartis

Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in the Arab countries – Hany Aref, Egypt

Satellite Symposium – Sanofi Genzyme:  Multiple sclerosis and treatment landscape

Co-chairs:  Magd Zakareya, Egypt & Reda El Bahy, Egypt

RRMS and treatment modalities – Patrick Vermersch, France

Satellite Symposium:  Roche

Role of B-cells in multiple sclerosis:  ocrelizumab clinical evidence – Magd Zakaria, Egypt

Satellite Symposium – GlaxoSmithKline:  Challenges in the management of epilepsy in elderly

Challenges in the management of epilepsy in elderly – Mohamed Hegazy, Egypt

Satellite Symposium – Janssen Cilag:  Add on in the pharmacological treatment of epilepsy pros and cons: Clinical evidence

Chair:  Hassan Hosny, Egypt

Satellite Symposium – Novartis:  Management of SEGA and AML associated to Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Chair:  Hassan Hosny, Egypt

SEGA and AML therapeutic targets – Alexandria experience – Shady Fadel, Egypt

Satellite Symposium – Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition – Danone:  Ketogenic diet therapy – a convenient refractory epilepsy management for infants and children with refractory epilepsy

Chair:  Omnia El Rashidy, Egypt

Ketogenic diet – a convenient refractory epilepsy management for infants and children with refractory epilepsy – Rima Nabbout, France

CME ACCREDITATION

The 4th East Mediterranean Epilepsy Congress is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

The congress is designated for a maximum of 16 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

By agreement between the European Union of Medical Professionals and the American Medical Association, doctors can convert EACCME loans to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 ™ loans.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

CONGRESS SESSIONS

Pre-congress Courses

Multiple sclerosis educational course

Co-chairs:  Saher Hashem, Egypt & Hany Aref, Egypt

The differential diagnosis of MS and its mimickers – Bassem Yamout, Lebanon

Recent advances in MS imaging – Bruno Stankoff, France

The changing landscape of MS therapy: What is new and what is on the horizon? – Peter Rieckmann, Germany

Update on neuromyelitis optica – Patrick Vermersch, France

Basic EEG Teaching Course

Co-chairs:  Nirmeen Kishk, Egypt & Mohamed Hamdy, Egypt

What is the basic concept of EEG? – Radwa Bakry, Egypt

Technique of routine EEG (practical session) – Mai Beesher, Egypt

Normal EEG (age, vigilance and variants) – Radwa Bakry, Egypt

Quiz

Abnormal EEG (epileptiform) – Mai Beesher, Egypt

Abnormal EEG, structural, encephalopathy & coma – Radwa Bakry, Egypt

How to write an EEG request? – Nirmeen Kishk, Egypt

How to write an EEG report? – Mai Beesher, Egypt

Sessions

Management of pharmaco-resistant epilepsy

Co-chairs:  Sayed Tag, Egypt & Taoufik AlSaadi, UAE

How to deal with pharmaco-resistance – Taoufik AlSaadi, UAE

Structural and functional development in epilepsy imaging – William Gaillard, USA

How to decide for epilepsy surgery – Deepak Lachhwani, UAE

Epilepsy surgery in the CEMA region – Youssef Comair, Lebanon

Platform Session

Co-chairs:  Hassan Hosny, Egypt & Emilio Perucca, Italy

Sodium channel blockers in the 21st Century – Martin Brodie, United Kingdom

Evaluation of cognitive functions and diffusion tensor imaging in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy – Lobna el Ghoneimy, Egypt

Awake craniotomy and brain mapping, technical nuances and outcome – Ahmed Morsy, Egypt

QuoStatus: a software package for the analysis of the progression of Status Epilepticus in EEG signals – Peter Roper, USA

School and epilepsy

Co-chairs:  Athanasios Covanis, Greece & Farouk Talaat, Egypt

Learning disabilities in children with epilepsy: causes and consequences – Chahnez Charfi Triki, Tunisia

Teachers’ knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy – Mohammed Jan, KSA

Stigma, with emphasis on school, in epileptic patients – Boulenouar Mesraoua, Qatar

Perception of epilepsy by epileptic children, their parents and doctors – Nebal Waill Saadi, Iraq

WFN / CEMA Session

Co-chairs:  Emilio Perucca, Italy & Raad Shakir, United Kingdom

The contribution of WFN in supporting the fight against epilepsy – Raad Shakir, United Kingdom

Thirty years of new antiepileptic drugs: What did we achieve, and what is next? – Emilio Perucca, Italy

Epileptic encephalopathies

Co-chairs:  Ibrahim Shoukry, Egypt & Chahnez Triki, Tunisia

The epileptic encephalopathies – concepts and prognostic factors – Helen Cross, United Kingdom

Genetic basis of early onset epileptic encephalopathies – Rima Nabbout, France

Novel therapies for epileptic encephalopathies – Raidah Al Baradie, KSA

Generalized epilepsies of unknown and genetic cause

Co-chairs:  Helen Cross, United Kingdom & Magd Zakaria, Egypt

Classification and concepts of generalized seizures and epilepsies: What is new? – Sameer Zuberi, United Kingdom

An update on the genetics of generalized epilepsies – Riadh Gouider, Tunisia

Management of women with generalized epilepsy in the childbearing period – Hassan Hosny, Egypt

Approaches to the management of drug-resistant generalized epilepsies – Gregory Krauss, USA

Status Epilepticus

Co-chairs:  Khaled Zamel, Qatar & Essam Darwish, Egypt

Definition and classification of Status Epilepticus – Gudrun Kalss, Austria

The treatment of Status Epilepticus – Aidan Neligan, United Kingdom

Immune-mediated epilepsies

Co-chairs:  Tahir Obeid, Sudan & Mohammed Al-Shehab, Jordan

Immune-mediated refractory epilepsies: concepts and mechanisms – Sarosh Irani, United Kingdom

How to diagnose and treat auto-immune epilepsies in children – Khaled Zamel, Qatar

Public perceptions and understanding of epilepsy

Co-chairs:  Ahmed Talaat, Egypt & Boulenaour Mesraoua, Qatar

Knowledge of epilepsy in the general public – Athanasios Covanis, Greece

The magnitude of traditional belief among the general public – Nahida El Assi, Lebanon

New technologies in connecting, educating and helping people with epilepsy – Najib Kissani, Morocco

Training programme for caregivers and PWE about epilepsy – Fatma Kamoun, Tunisia

Morning Teaching Sessions

Video-session: Semiology of seizures

Co-chairs: Deepak Lachhwani, UAE & Ghaieb Aljandeel, Iraq

Case presenters – Nirmeen Kishk, Egypt & Ghaieb Aljandeel, Iraq

Morning Teaching Session

Co-chairs:  Ghaieb Aljandeel, Iraq & Nirmeen Kishk, Egypt

How to establish an epilepsy monitoring unit – Deepak Lachhwani, UAE

Challenging cases of neuroimaging in epilepsy – Ammar Mubaidian, Jordan

Please note: the programme details are subject to change; please check the congress website regularly for updated information