Childhood Epilepsies

Welcome to the 1st Slovenian Symposium on Childhood Epilepsies: “Children With Epilepsy – the Standards of Care and Novel Therapies”

Friday, November 16, 2018
Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia

State of the art medicine related to childhood epilepsies will be presented at the Symposium, from basic science to clinical application. The topics of the Symposium  will discuss management of the first seizure, the basic principles of AED therapy and personalised therapy approaches, as well as future therapies of epilepsy. We will also discuss management of refractory epilepsies, from surgical treatment to treatment with cannabidiol. Slovenia has a long tradition in treating children with epilepsy. We have closely collaborated with many epilepsy centers in Europe and United States.

The Symposium is intended for anyone taking care of childhood epilepsy patients, from those with years of experience to those in training.

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Mirjana Perković Benedik, Damjan Osredkar, David Neubauer, Zvonka Rener Primec

ORGANIZING COMITTEE
Neli Bizjak, Tita Butenko, Tanja Gavrić, Tanja Golli, Branka Kenda, Tanja Loboda, Jasna Oražem Mrak, Damjan Osredkar, David Neubauer, Mirjana Perković Benedik, Zvonka Rener Primec, Nataša Šuštar, Anja Troha Gergeli.

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

Scientific Programme

1st Slovenian Symposium on Childhood Epilepsies:
“Children With Epilepsy – the Standards of Care and Novel Therapies”

Friday, November 16, 2018
Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia

8.30 – 9.00 Registration
Chairperson: Damjan Osredkar
9.00 – 9.15 Damjan Osredkar
Welcome and introduction
9.15-10.00 Mirjana Perković Benedik
First Seizure and Epilepsy: focus on management
10.00 – 10.45 Nicola Specchio
Principles of AED Treatment of Epilepsy in
Children and Adolescents
10.45 – 11.50 Coffee break
 Chairperson: Mirjana Perković Benedik
11.05 – 11.50 Ingo Borggraefe
Personalized therapy approaches in
genetic pediatric epilepsy 
syndromes
11.50 – 12.35 Premysl Jiruska
Future Therapies of Epilepsy
12.35 – 14.00 Lunch break
 Chairperson: David Neubauer
14.00 – 14.45 Soheyl Noachtar
Surgical Treatment of Childhood Epilepsies
(Medicines, epilepsy surgery, DBS, TMS)
14.45 – 15.30 David Neubauer
Cannabidiol for Treatment of Childhood Epilepsy –
Where are We Now?
15.30 – 15.50 Coffee break
 Chairperson: Zvonka Rener
15.50 – 17.30 Zvonka Rener, Neli Bizjak, Jasna Oražem, Nataša Šuštar
Workshops on Treatment of Frequent
Clinically Relevant Epilepsies and Epilepsy Syndromes

– Frontal epilepsies
– ESES
– Infantile spasms
17.30-18.00 Coffee break
18.00 – 18.30 Igor Ravnik
30 years from the start of cross-border programme of
surgical management for patients 
with resistant
epilepsies beginning in childhood referred from Slovenia
18.30 – 19.30  Social gathering