Principles of Pre-Surgical Evaluation in Drug Refractory Epilepsy

05jun11:00 am12:00 pmPrinciples of Pre-Surgical Evaluation in Drug Refractory EpilepsyJoin this eSeminar with Dr. Louis Maillard

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Course introduction:
Surgery is the only potential curative treatment of drug refractory structural and focal epilepsies. It is mandatory to understand that epilepsy surgery is a functional surgery. Long term video-EEG (and sometimes video-SEEG) recordings constitute the core of the multi-modal pre-surgical work-up. The proposed course has the overarching goal to introduce, in a progressive, practical, and didactic fashion, the methods of long term video-EEG (SEEG) recordings with the perspective of delineating the epileptogenic zone and ultimately propose epilepsy surgery when possible

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this eSeminar the participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the indications of long term video-EEG.
  • Understand the principles underlying the analysis and interpretation of video-EEG, with an emphasis on anatomo-electro-clinical correlations and the concept of functional concordance.
  • Learn the criteria leading to contra-indication or indication for surgery and/or phase 2 (SEEG) investigations.

This course is approved for a total of 1.0 Contact hour by ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society

Speakers for this event

  • Louis Maillard

    Louis Maillard

    MD, PhD

    Louis Maillard MD, PhD has been heading since 2005 the Patrick Chauvel epileptology unit at the Regional University Hospital of Nancy, which is a tertiary French and European Reference Center for rare and drug refractory epilepsies (ERN EPICARE). He is Professor of Neurology at Lorraine University and member of the Clinical and Neuroscience Research Team, Lorraine University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UMR 7365. He is also heading the Scientific Board of the French Clinical Neurophysiology Society and member of the ILAE Task Force on Diagnostic Methods/EEG. Louis Maillard did a clinical fellowship in the Marseille epileptology Unit  from 2003 to 2005 and a PhD in neuroscience at the university of Marseille under the supervision of Pr Patrick Chauvel and Catherine Chauvel. His research interests and publications have focused on drug-resistant epilepsies with several purposes: (1) improving the delineation of epileptogenic zone based on both Stereo-Electroencephalography and on Electrical Source Imaging; (2) Improving the post-surgical cognitive outcome, especially in language and visual recognition, using electrical cortical stimulation, intra-cerebral evoked potentials, cortico-cortical evoked potentials. Louis Maillard has been a tutor and faculty in numerous international workshops and congresses on Stereo-Electroencephalography and drug resistant epilepsies and will be chairing the special interest group of the AES dedicated to SEEG in 2024.

    MD, PhD


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