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


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


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