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Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society

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WELCOME TO AES 2021

The Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, organized by the American Epilepsy Society (AES) will take place from 3rd December to the 7th December 2021 at the . The conference will cover areas like AES Annual Meeting brings together professionals from around the world who are involved in both research and clinical care for people with epilepsy -  neurologists, epileptologists, neurophysiologists, neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, internists, pediatricians.

As the largest gathering on epilepsy in the world, the American Epilepsy Society's Annual Meeting is the event for epilepsy professionals in academia, clinical practice, industry, and advocacy.

AES Seattle 2021 is organized annually. 14000 guests are anticipated to visit AES 2021 this year. This Meeting is organized by American Epilepsy Society. Let must do attractions make you fall in love with this city when you are there for AES 2021.

Get ready for Chicago, Illinois!

This expansive annual programme will be held in the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois USA. Connect with your colleagues for an unmatched educational experience featuring exceptional sessions from leading Neurology experts. Educational sessions, training courses, presentations, lectures, and exhibition will be held for the attendees of the convention. Participants will also get an opportunity to form new connections and meet new peers for mutual learning and growth. This congress centre has also played host to the annual meeting on multiple occasions, and repeat visitors will be familiar with its bright, open spaces, generous meeting rooms and superb location.

Hotel accommodations are now available at our website. For individual hotel booking best resource is our website. Hotels in close proximity to the venue are available to book directly at special rates. You just have to fill out the housing form, check for available options, and choose the hotel available and the one you like from the list, book directly by online secure payments. This will give delegates access to the best locations at favorable rates, and we strongly recommended booking your hotel through our website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago, Illinois!

Future Meetings-

December 2-6, 2022 - Music City Center, Nashville, TN

December 1-5, 2023 - Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

December 6-10, 2024 - Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

Venue: McCormick Place

Address: 2201 Fort Dearborn Dr, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

December 03

8:30 AM

Friday, December 03, 2021

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3

    Time

    Activity Type

    Session

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CT

    Symposium

    Epilepsy Specialist Symposium | Epilepsy Surgery: A Case Based Discussion of “State of the Art”

    This Symposium focuses on the current state-of-the-art methods and procedures related to epilepsy surgery. 

    9:00 AM - 10:15 AM CT

    Professional Development

    Career Skills | Nail that Interview and Land Your Next Job

    The interview is your best opportunity to ensure the position is the right fit for you and to demonstrate to potential employers why you are the best candidate for the job.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Children's Hour: Precision Therapies in Pediatric Epilepsy

    The 2021 Children's Hour Special Interest Group explores recent advances in precision therapy in pediatric epilepsies, from diagnostic testing to drug development and gene therapy.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Genetics: Astute Clinical Observation vs. Data Analytics

    How do we improve in our understanding and care of patients with genetic epilepsies? This session debates big data mining approaches (e.g., PELHS) against the astute observations of thoughtful clinicians (e.g., Charlotte Dravet).

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

    Special Lecture

    Special Lecture | Sodium Channel Blocking Antiseizure Medications & The Heart: Sifting and Winnowing the Data

    This seminar will alert epilepsy providers about new FDA safety concerns regarding potential cardiac effects and other sodium channel blocking ASMs, and to offer guidance for clinical care and communicating with patients.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Psychosocial Comorbidities: Beyond Generalized Anxiety Disorder—Unpacking the Various Anxieties in Epilepsy

    The 2021 Psychosocial Comorbidities Special Interest Group highlights identification and management of anxieties in epilepsy, with a focus on epilepsy-specific anxieties and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) anxiety diagnoses besides generalized anxiety disorder, such as panic disorder and phobias.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Status Epilepticus: The Broad Spectrum of Focal Status Epilepticus

    This Special Interest Group serves as a platform to discuss complex approaches in the diagnosis of focal status epilepticus, from insights into its pathophysiology and etiology, to clinical features and electroencephalographic (EEG) abnormalities.

    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CT

    Professional Development

    Career Pathways | Clinical Care

    Participants may explore career options through three concurrent Career Pathways panels, each with a different emphasis: Research, Clinical Care, and Interprofessional Careers.

    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CT

    Professional Development

    Career Pathways | Interprofessional Careers

    Participants may explore career options through three concurrent Career Pathways panels, each with a different emphasis: Research, Clinical Care, and Interprofessional Careers.

    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM CT

    Professional Development

    Career Pathways | Research

    Participants may explore career options through three concurrent Career Pathways panels, each with a different emphasis: Research, Clinical Care, and Interprofessional Careers.

    12:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    Symposium

    DEI Content

    Annual Fundamentals Symposium | Individualizing Patient Care in Different Patient Populations

    Epilepsy is not a monomorphic condition, and to achieve optimal patient outcomes, a provider must personalize care to the unique patient they are treating. A patient’s age, etiology for their seizures, and medical comorbidities all influence treatment and diagnostic testing options. In addition, treatment and diagnostic testing options for patients before, during, and after pregnancy need to be considered.

    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

    Symposium

    ILAE North American Symposium | Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence in Epilepsy Care

    Articifical intelligence (AI) plays a unique role in the treatment of care of those with epilepsy. Explore the benefits afforded to clinical care teams in the assessment and treatment of epilepsy.

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Critical Care: An Update on NORSE and FIRES

    This year's Critical Care Special Interest Group focuses on the management of NORSE/FIRES in the intensive care unit (ICU).

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    Investigators Workshop

    Investigators Workshop | The Potential of CRISPR for Treating Epilepsies

    Gene editing, notably CRISPR, is an emerging field that has the potential impact epilepsy treatments.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    DEI Content

    SIG | Neonatal: Neonatal Seizures Around the Globe—Accurate Diagnosis with Limited Resources

    This Special Interest Group session expands on recommendations for the early diagnosis and treatment of neonatal seizures, particularly those at high risk for seizures.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Sleep and Epilepsy: Stars and Seasons—The Impact of Epileptic Activity in Sleep

    The 2021 Sleep and Epilepsy Special Interest Group focuses on young investigators by pairing cuttingedge findings from these rising stars with background from more seasoned mentors

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT

    Special Lecture

    Epilepsy Fellowship Program Directors Meeting

    The AES Epilepsy Fellowship Program Directors Meeting is an annual education activity that provides continuing medical education (CME) credits for program directors running fellow ships in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology training programs. The session includes general updates for fellow ship program directors as well as opportunities for open discussion.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

    Investigators Workshop

    Investigators Workshop | Exercise in Epilepsy — Just Getting Warmed Up

    This workshop showcases the potential benefits and application of exercise in the management of epilepsy.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Basic Mechanisms and Neuroscience of Epilepsy: mTOR Dysregulation in Epilepsy – Targets and Pathways Beyond the Usual Suspects

    This Special Interest Group discusses novel mTOR signaling components, their dysregulation, and how and if they could serve as potential treatment targets.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Tuberous Sclerosis: The Role of EEG Interictal Epileptiform Activity in Diagnosing and Treating Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

    This Special Interest Group assesses the role of EEG interictal epileptiform activity as a biomarker, the impact of interictal epileptiform activity on behavior and cognition, and the use of advanced analytical techniques, machine learning, and connectivity measures with interictal epileptiform activity.

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

    Investigators Workshop

    Investigators Workshop | Machine Learning in Clinical Epilepsy

    Expand your understanding and application of machine learning (ML) in the care and management of epilepsy.

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

    Special Lecture

    DEI Content

    Special Lecture | 19th Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy: Contemporary Care for Women with Epilepsy: Progress from the Past

    Using a historical framework, this lecture highlights the progress that has been made in reproductive rights and pregnancy outcomes for women with epilepsy.

    4:30 PM - 5:45 PM CT

    Professional Development

    Career Skills | Social Media Dos and Don’ts

    This session presents arguments and considerations on the use of social media in the professional setting.

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

    Investigators Workshop

    Investigators Workshop | Neurodegeneration in Epilepsy

    This workshop addresses the intersection of epilepsy, neurodegeneration, and cognition

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Intractable Generalized Epilepsy: The Use of RNS in Generalized Epilepsy, Ketogenic Diet, Epilepsy Genes & Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment

    This SIG encourages the use of novel techniques for accurate diagnosis and early treatment rather than later management, with the ultimate goal of better seizure control.

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG |Clinical Epilepsy for the Advanced Practice Provider: Advance Practice Providers’ Role in Clinical Management of Neuromodulation Device Therapies

    Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and Responsive Nerve Stimulation (RNS)therapies are part of the epilepsy treatment toolbox. This Special Interest Group will cover the basic concepts of neuromodulation device therapies along with practical applications for patient selection, education, counseling, and clinic management.

    4:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

    Symposium

    DEI Content

    Spanish Symposium | Epilepsy in Women: A Journey Through Life

    Simposio en Español | Epilepsia en las Mujeres: Un Viaje a Través de la Vida

    Presented entirely in Spanish, this Symposium addresses the treatment and diagnosis of women with epilepsy. Presentado totalmente en Español, el simposio discute el tratamiento y diagnóstico de la epilepsia en la mujer.

    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

    Skills Workshop

    Basic Science Skills Workshop | Stem Cell-Derived Brain Organoid Approaches for Epilepsy Research

    This workshop presents the current state of stem cell-derived human brain organoid technologies with a focus on their use in epilepsy research.

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT

    Skills Workshop

    Basic Science Skills Workshop | Computational Modeling from Neurons to Networks: How and Why to Get Started

    This workshop provides insights into the multifaceted benefits of computational modeling and how it can be used in epilepsy research.

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Neuroimaging: Large Multicenter Databases–Big Data and Open Science

    This Special Interest Group reviews existing datasets in the era of multi-center neuroimaging databases, big data, and open science.

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Practice Management: Building an Epilepsy Practice

    The 2021 Practice Management Special Interest Group focuses on topics essential to building an epilepsy practice in today’s complex and evolving world.

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CT

    Special Interest Group

    SIG | Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: Virtual Tools for Non-Epileptic Seizures

    This Special Interest Group investigates using telehealth in the management and treatment of non-epileptic seizures.

8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois

December 04

7:00 AM

Saturday, December 04, 2021

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4

     

    Time

    Activity Type

    Session

    8:45 AM - 11:45 AM CT 

    Symposium

    Presidential Symposium | Recent Research Revolutions and Their Impact on Epilepsy Patient Care 

    The 2021 AES Presidential Symposium introduces recent advances in research on disease mechanisms, and interprets findings and progress  through the lens of a practicing neurologist in the epilepsy clinic. These advances have the potential to impact patient care in the near term. 

    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

    Poster Session

    Poster Session 1

    Posters are grouped by general topic category at various times throughout the meeting. Poster authors available for discussion during each session.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Multi-disciplinary Approaches for Cognitive and Affective Fingerprinting in Epilepsy

     

    This workshop highlights recent efforts to characterize cognitive and affective abilities in individual patients, leveraging cutting-edge behavioral, imaging and electrophysiological techniques.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Rationalizing Intervention Targets for SUDEP Risk Reduction: A Neuroimaging Perspective

     

    This session unmasks factors, such as neural damage and network abnormalities, to help prevent Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    DEI Content

     

    Investigators Workshop | Epilepsy Health Disparities

     

    Now more than ever, focus on health disparities is needed and overdue in the care, treatment, and research of epilepsy.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Memory Mechanisms in the Epileptic Brain

     

    This session explores ways to improve memory and cognition in temporal lobe epilepsy.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Quantitative Analysis of Epileptic Networks at Cellular Resolution

     

    This workshop showcases the power of computational modeling, perturbation simulations, and network science for studying large-scale epileptic networks at single-cell resolution.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop |Anatomical and Neurobehavioral Consequence of Fetal Antiseizure Medication Exposure

     

    This workshop invites a timely and multi-disciplinary dialog on the topic of anatomical, structural, and neurodevelopmental consequences of fetal antiseizure medication (ASM) exposure.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Engineering and Neurostimulation: Next Generation Approaches for Neurostimulation in Epilepsy

     

    This Special Interest Group focuses on the advances of neurostimulation research across various fields of study

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Seizures in Autoimmune Encephalitis: Continuation Proposal Seizures in Autoimmune Encephalitis

     

    Seizures in auto-immune encephalitis can be challenging to diagnose and manage.

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Special Lecture

     

    Special Lecture | NAEC-AES Joint Session: Coding and Reimbursement Policies of Interest to Epileptologists and Epilepsy Centers

     

    This session covers major procedural services provided by epileptologists, including a review of the long-term EEG/VEEG monitoring CPT Codes that took effect on January 1, 2020.

    2:15 PM - 4:45 PM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    Pediatric State of the Art Symposium | Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep: Sleeping with the Enemy

     

    This session investigates electrical status epilepticus in sleep (ESES) and explores the potential for early diagnosis of at-risk patients to improve outcomes.

    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    DEI Content

     

    Best Practices in Clinical Epilepsy Symposium | Complexity of Care Across the Age Spectrum: What Healthcare Providers Should Not Overlook

     

    This Symposium delves into the multi-faceted management of epileptic seizures across the age spectrum.

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Professional Development

     

    Career Skills ? Mentoring: How to be Your Best Advocate for Mentoring

     

    This session helps you maximize the benefits of mentorship along your career.

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Emerging Roles of Hypothalamus in Epilepsy and Comorbidities

     

    This workshop highlights the role of the hypothalamus in epilepsy and multiple comorbidities.

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | The Chronobiology of Epilepsy

     

    This session examines variations in epilepsy cycles and how understanding cycles may translate to improved diagnosis and treatment.

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Epilepsy and Aging: Late-Onset Epilepsy–A Unique Clinical Entity

     

    This Special Interest Group examines late-onset epilepsy as a unique disease of study.

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Temporal Lobe Club: The Network in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

     

    This Special Interest Group focuses on the aspects of the network underlying Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (mTLE).

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

     

    Special Lecture

     

    DEI Content

     

    Special Lecture | CDC Public Health Workshop

     

    Limitations in the number and geographic distribution of epilepsy specialists are major reasons for delays in access to appropriate care for people with epilepsy. Varied community service providers remain insufficiently trained to provide epilepsy-specific support.

7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois

December 05

8:30 AM

Sunday, December 05, 2021

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

    Time

    Activity Type

    Session

    8:30 AM - 10:45 AM CT

     

    Platform Session

     

    Platform A – Basic Mechanisms

     

    There will be two concurrent sessions of selected key scientific abstracts. Authors will present a 10-minute overview of their work followed by a five-minute Q&A session.

    8:30 AM - 10:45 AM CT

     

    Platform Session

     

    Platform B – Genetics

     

    There will be two concurrent sessions of selected key scientific abstracts. Authors will present a 10-minute overview of their work followed by a five-minute Q&A session. 

    8:45 AM - 5:15 PM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    Annual Course | How to Help Patients Live with Epilepsy

     

    This day-long course presents contemporary issues in the treatment and care of patients with epilepsy and covers topics such as access to care, health equity, telehealth, as well as address comorbidities in epilepsy and updates in the treatment of epilepsy.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Functional and Medical Outcomes After Large Pediatric Epilepsy Surgeries

     

    This workshop examines the post-operative implications of large epilepsy surgeries on children and their caregivers and offers strategies for clinicians to address patient outcomes.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Therapeutic Benefits of Targeting Neuropeptides in Epilepsy

     

    Neuropeptides have long been known to be key modulators of neurological function. Moreover, several key neuropeptides have been identified as playing an important role in epilepsy pathophysiology.

    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    Merritt-Putnam Symposium | Targeted Genetic-Based Therapies of Epilepsy-General Principles and Clinical Applications

     

    This Symposium aims to present basic science and expanding clinical applications of targeted genetic-based therapy.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Data Science in Epilepsy: Natural Language Processing and EMR Phenotyping for Precision Epilepsy

     

    This Special Interest Group examines the benefits of natural language processing in electronic health records for precision epilepsy treatment and care.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Neuroendocrinology: The Impact of Stress on Epilepsy Outcomes

     

    This Special Interest Group explores the impact of stress on epilepsy treatment outcomes.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Apnea Without Dyspnea Due to Stimulation of the Amygdala

     

    This workshop reviews the evidence that seizure-invasion of the amygdala can cause central apnea.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Disorders of GABA Metabolism

     

    This session examines the breakthrough approach of personalized targeted therapies for inherited metabolic epilepsies.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Somatic Genetics of Neocortical Epilepsy: SLC35A2

     

    This session investigates the impact of SLC35A2 on non-lesional neocortical epilepsy (NLNE), a difficult-to-treat epileptic disorder.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | EEG: The Problem of EEG Over-Interpretations – Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

     

    This Special Interest Group reviews the causes and consequences of over-reading EEG records.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Epilepsy Education: E-learning in Epilepsy in the Times of Pandemic and Beyond

     

    The coronavirus pandemic and global lockdown posed a major challenge for traditional teaching methods. In response, e-learning tools and programs have been incorporated into postgraduate medical education.

    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Poster Session

     

    Poster Session 2

     

    Posters are grouped by general topic category at various times throughout the meeting. Poster authors are available for discussion during each session.

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

     

    Poster Session

     

    Basic Science Poster Session and Lunch

     

    This session features the most exciting and innovative studies focused on understanding the basic mechanisms of epilepsy and using cutting edge approaches to understand and treat the mechanisms of epilepsy.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Thalamic Neuromodulation in Focal and Generalized Epilepsies

     

    This session delves into the role of the thalamus and the potential for therapeutic interventions targeting the thalamocortical network.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Clinical Applications of Functional and Effective Connectivity in Epilepsy

     

    This workshop engages and informs attendees of clinical uses in computational measures of connectivity in the epileptic brain.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Investigators Workshop

     

    Investigators Workshop | Novel Techniques and Models to Identify Epileptogenesis in Post-traumatic Epilepsy

     

    This session uses animal models to understand post-traumatic epilepsy and presents new technologies and techniques found in the research.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Pediatric Epilepsy Case Discussions: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

     

    This session highlights the importance of precision medicine and treatments for pediatric epilepsy.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG): The Stereo-EEG Approach to MRI-Negative Epilepsy

     

    This Special Interest Group covers the best approach for patients with MRI-negative epilepsy with planned pre-surgical evaluation with SEEG.

    2:15 PM - 4:30 PM CT

     

    Platform Session

     

    Platform C – Neuroimaging

     

    There will be two concurrent sessions of selected key scientific abstracts. Authors will present a 10-minute overview of their work followed by a five-minute Q&A session.

    2:15 PM - 4:30 PM CT

     

    Platform Session

     

    Platform D – Neurophysiology

     

    There will be two concurrent sessions of selected key scientific abstracts. Authors will present a 10-minute overview of their work followed by a five-minute Q&A session

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    DEI Content

     

    SIG | Global Health: Overcoming Hurdles to Sustainable Care During a Pandemic

     

    This Special Interest Group addresses the multi-faceted challenges presented in a pandemic for the treatment and care of epilepsy.

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Seizure and Cerebrovascular Disease: The Relationship Between Seizures, Stroke, and Associated EEG Abnormalities

     

    This Special Interest Group covers the range of topics and studies related to epilepsy in cerebrovascular disease and stroke.

    4:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

     

    Special Lecture

     

    Special Lecture| Management Strategies for Infantile Epilepsy: Perspectives on a Systematic Review Draft Report

     

    This session will feature a panel presentation and participant interaction focusing on the Management of Infantile Epilepsy Systematic Review Draft Report produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Effective Healthcare Program.

    5:15 PM - 6:15 PM CT

     

    Poster Session

     

    DEI Content

     

    Poster Session | Better Patient Outcomes Through Diversity

     

    Please join AES for an hour of learning and networking—plus refreshments!—at this Poster Session, which spotlights research relating to the needs of underserved populations along with showcasing the work of accomplished investigators who identify with underrepresented groups.

8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois

December 06

7:00 AM

Monday, December 06, 2021

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 6

     

    Time

    Activity Type

    Session

    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment for Epilepsy: Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic–Cognitive Behavorial Therapy Applications for Patients and Caregivers

     

    This Special Interest Group examines the impact of cognitive behavioral therapy in the adult and pediatric patient and caregiver population.

    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | NIH and Non-Profit Research Resources/Junior Investigator Workshop: Non-Profit Funding Opportunities for Junior Investigators

     

    This Special Interest Group spotlights funding opportunities in the non-profit space for junior investigators.

    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT

     

    Poster Session

     

    Poster Session 3

     

    Posters are grouped by general topic category at various times throughout the meeting. Poster authors available for discussion during each session.

    8:30 AM - 10:45 AM CT

     

    Platform Session

     

    Platform E – Surgery

     

    There will be two concurrent sessions of selected key scientific abstracts. Authors will present a 10-minute overview of their work followed by a five-minute Q&A session.

    8:30 AM - 10:45 AM CT

     

    Platform Session

     

    Platform F – Clinical Research

     

    There will be two concurrent sessions of selected key scientific abstracts. Authors will present a 10-minute overview of their work followed by a five-minute Q&A session.

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    Scientific Symposium ? Seizures Go Virtual: Probing Mechanisms and Targeting Treatments with Multiscale Simulations

     

    Hear from a panel of experts covering topics including research on channels to whole brain, how modeling can inform understanding of disease mechanisms, and patient management that highlights the power of collaborative multidisciplinary approaches to impact clinical care.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Ictal Semiology: Generators of Motor Symptoms Linked to Auras–The Localizing Significance of Propagation Patterns

     

    This Special Interest Group focuses on applying seizure semiology for seizure localization.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Magnetoencephalography (MEG): What Are Dipoles Anyway? What Source Location Means and Doesn't Mean

     

    This Special Interest Group examines the use of magnetoencephalography (MEG) in the pre-surgical evaluation for epilepsy treatment in three aspects: expectations, the science, and clinical interpretation.

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CT

     

    Special Lecture

     

    DEI Content

     

    Special Lecture | ILAE-WHO Session: Global Actions on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders

     

    The session will focus on the landmark Resolution of the 73 World Health Assembly (WHA) and the Draft of the 10-years Intersectoral Action Plan for Epilepsy and other Neurological disorders, which address the current significant gaps in prevention, early detection, care, treatment and rehabilitation of persons and families living with epilepsy and other neurological disorders, and the ongoing need for research in these domains.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG |Epilepsy Surgery: The Learning Curve of Laser Ablation for Epilepsy

     

    This Special Interest Group investigates the latest advances in laser ablation.

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT

     

    Special Lecture

     

    Special Lecture | Telehealth: One Year and More After COVID-19

     

    This session highlights the impact of telehealth in patient care management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    DEI Content

     

    Advanced Practice Provider Symposium? Crucial Conversations: When, Why, and How

     

    This Symposium presents the blueprints for when, why, and how a clinicial care provider should address crucial health topics in epilepsy. Crucial topics include new diagnoses, SUDEP, functional seizures, pregnancy planning, and hormonal therapy for LGBTQ persons with epilepsy also on anti-seizure medication

    2:00 PM - 4:15 PM CT

     

    Platform Session

     

    Pediatric Epilepsy Highlights

     

    This session will showcase selected scientific abstracts focused on topics in clinical care and research in pediatric epilepsy. Authors will present a six-minute overview of their work.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Pregnancy Registry Outcomes: Pregnancy Data Outcome Update

     

    This Special Interest Group reviews and updates attendees on the latest pregnancy outcome data from international studies and registries.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG? SUDEP: Failure to Autoresuscitate

     

    This Special Interest Group highlights important topics that link the current knowledge of autoresuscitation, chemoresponsive brain regions, respiration, epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM CT

     

    Special Lecture

     

    Special Lecture | Lombroso Lecture: Seizure-induced Epigenetic Regulation of Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease

     

    This lecture will review recent studies demonstrating that seizures induce activity-dependent expression of ?FosB, a transcription factor with an unusually long half-life, which epigenetically suppresses the expression of target genes that are critical for plasticity and memory.

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies (DEE): Moving from a Seizure-Centric to a Holistic Evaluation of DEE Patients

     

    This Special Interest Group features a holistic approach to the evaluation of Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies.

    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Tumor-Related Epilepsy: A Focus on Low Grade Gliomas

     

    This Special Interest Group provides an update in the diagnosis and management of tumor-related epilepsy for low grade gliomas.

    4:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    Hot Topics Symposium | Epilepsy and COVID 2021

     

    This Symposium discusses the current status of the pandemic and its impact on people with epilepsy.

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

     

    Special Lecture

     

    Special Lecture | Dialogues to Transform Epilepsy

     

    Dialogues to Transform Epilepsy is a Special Lecture that brings leaders in cutting-edge neuroscience to the epilepsy research community and transforms how to think about understanding and treating epilepsy.

7:00 AM - 8:15 PM

McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois

December 7

7:00 AM

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7

     

    Time

    Activity Type

    Session

    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy: Therapy Innovations and Ketogenic Diet Mechanisms

     

    This Special Interest Group explores two areas of dietary therapy research and practice.

    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Epidemiology

     

    Back by popular demand, the Epidemiology Special Interest Group features mixed-format presentation in two distinct parts.

    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Quality and Safety: Continuous EEG/LTM–Who Do We Monitor vs. Who Should We Monitor?

     

    This Special Interest Group explores both academic and practical aspects in the application of cEEG, particularly with how cEEG is currently being utilized and opportunities to refine use of cEEG.

    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Neuropsychology: Reimagining Memory–Transient Amnesia, Long-Term Forgetting, Early Dementia

     

    This Special Interest Group is focused on the diagnosis of memory disorders in patients with epilepsy across the lifespan.

    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG | Professional Wellness in Epilepsy Care: Professional Wellness in Epilepsy Care

     

    This Special Interest Group highlights initiatives that successfully promote professional health in the workplace.

    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CT

     

    Special Interest Group

     

    SIG ? Neuropharmacology: Managing Breakthrough Seizures–An Art or Science?

     

    This Special Interest Group addresses the nuanced management of breakthrough seizures.

    8:45 AM - 10:45 AM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    Epilepsy Therapies Symposium | Intractable Generalized Epilepsies: New Approaches to an Old Problem

     

    This Symposium will review approaches to treatment of refractory generalized epilepsies, including medical, surgical, and dietary therapies.

    9:15 AM - 11:15 AM CT

     

    Symposium

     

    Translational Research Symposium | Overcoming Systemic Barriers to Translating Research: Models of Success

     

    This Symposium highlights several innovative translation initiatives to gather insight into bench-to-bedside pathways and barriers.

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Genetics Testing in Epilepsy Patients

     

    This interactive workshop reviews available testing platforms and outlines case scenario-driven testing algorithms. The aim is to provide practical clinical guide in selecting patients, testing methods, and the workflow involved in ordering, submitting, and reporting genetic tests.

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Intracranial Electrode Studies: How Do You Choose a Technique for Optimum Localization

     

    This is an interactive workshop where cases are presented to illustrate different problems to be solved by defining a region of epileptogenesis.

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Neurostimulation in Epilepsy

     

    This workshop discusses the trials and post-marketing experience that established the tolerability and efficacy of these devices, and instructs on how to use them effectively. Hand-on experience for interrogating and programming the devices will be covered.

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Alternative Therapies to Standard Anti-epileptic Therapies: My Seizure Drugs Aren’t Working, Now What?

     

    With an emphasis on self-management, this Skills Workshop focuses on the non?conventional (or non?standard) medical treatments, surgical procedures, dietary approaches, and other non?pharmacological treatment approaches that may have a role in current management of the epilepsies.

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Self-Management Training for Providers

     

    This workshop will share implementation strategies that epilepsy center teams (APRNs, MDs, neuropsychologists) can utilize to provide self-management programs to their patient population with the support of Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) teams.

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Treating Patients with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

     

    This interactive workshop examines the role of the neurologist and of mental health providers in the diagnosis and management of patients with PNES. Speakers discuss common obstacles that preclude proper treatment and possible pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Genetics Testing in Epilepsy Patients

     

    This interactive workshop reviews available testing platforms and outlines case scenario-driven testing algorithms. The aim is to provide practical clinical guide in selecting patients, testing methods, and the workflow involved in ordering, submitting, and reporting genetic tests.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Intracranial Electrode Studies: How Do You Choose a Technique for Optimum Localization

     

    This is an interactive workshop where cases are presented to illustrate different problems to be solved by defining a region of epileptogenesis. Participants work in groups to provide a consensus intracranial study. An experienced epileptologist will provide their institution's approach to the case and will describe the outcome.

    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Optimal Use of Neuroimaging in Diagnosing and Treating Epilepsy

     

    This interactive workshop reviews pre-surgical cases and the techniques used to diagnose epilepsy, emphasizing both basic MRI customized for epilepsy and advanced neuroimaging techniques. Speakers present a rational approach to the use of neuroimaging and highlight techniques that enhance diagnostic ability.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Misadventures in EEG

     

    This workshop covers common and uncommon sources of EEG misreading, their potential implications, and how to avoid these systemic errors.

    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

     

    Skills Workshop

     

    Clinical Skills Workshop | Pharmacologic Management of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Epilepsy: Case Discussions

     

    This workshop uses a case-based approach to educate epilepsy clinicians on key principles of the identification and pharmacologic management of comorbid mood and anxiety disorders in the outpatient epilepsy clinic.

7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois

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