Sleep & Epilepsy Interactions

19jun11:00 am12:00 pmSleep & Epilepsy InteractionsJoin this eSeminar with Dr. Birgit Frauscher

Event Details

Course introduction:
This lecture, presented by Dr. Birgit Frauscher from Duke University, will provide an overview on the bidirectional interactions between sleep and epilepsy with special emphasis on latest research and objective investigations using advanced EEG technology.

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

  • To review the bidirectional interactions between epilepsy and sleep
  • To discuss the latest evidence on spatio-temporal effects of sleep on epileptic activity
  • To understand the effects of sleep on seizure network dynamics

This course is approved for 1.0 Contact hour by ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society and 1.0 hour of CSTE from the BRPT – Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists

Speakers for this event

  • Birgit Frauscher

    Birgit Frauscher

    MD, PhD

    Dr. Birgit Frauscher is a clinician scientist whose career is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and prognosis of patients with epilepsy by developing new methods based on advanced EEG techniques to better localize the epileptic focus in order to improve epilepsy treatment outcomes and ultimately achieve the best possible quality of life. Dr. Frauscher is Director of the Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and holds a secondary appointment with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Duke Pratt School of Engineering.Dr. Frauscher graduated from the Medical University of Innsbruck in Austria, where she completed her medical training, residency in neurology, and subspecialty training in electroencephalography, epilepsy and sleep medicine. She also completed specialized training in intracranial EEG and signal analysis at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University in Canada between 2013 – 2015 and subsequently, as an attending Epileptologist and Group Leader of Epilepsy and Professor of Neurology.Dr. Frauscher has over 170 peer-reviewed papers and her research interests include the development of novel seizure-independent EEG markers for the epileptogenic zone, investigation of the important interactions between sleep and epilepsy, and the use of invasive intracranial EEG for studying brain physiology during wakefulness and sleep in order to better delineate normal from abnormal intracranial EEG activity.Her scholarly endeavors have earned her several prestigious awards, including Clinician-Scientist award from the FRQS (2018-2023), the Michael Prize from the International League against Epilepsy (2019) and the Ernst Niedermeyer Prize from the Austrian Epilepsy Society (2015).

    MD, PhD


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