11th EPODES - Epilepsy Surgery - Basic

Hotel International in Brno, Czech Republic

12 - 16 April 2021

ILAE Curriculum Learning Objectives addressed by this course

Course website


The course was postponed to due to COVID-19 pandemic. In case of unfavorite development, information will be updated at latest on the 31st of January 2021.

Course description

11th EPODES Basic is an interactive course on surgically remediable epilepsies, presurgical evaluation, scalp and intracranial EEG, neuropsychology, imaging and psychiatric issues of surgical patients before and after surgery. EPODES courses are organized in three-year cycles. This year the course will be dedicated to epilepsy surgery focused on mainly basic information including selection of surgical candidates, presurgical evaluation, different focal epilepsies. And surgical techniques with outcome. The program consists of presentations by keynote speakers and case presentations by tutors and students.

The course is organized as part of the European Project of Development of Epilepsy Surgery Programs (EPODES) under aegis and with funding from Commissions of Epilepsy Surgery and European Affairs of ILAE.




Christoph Baumgartner (Austria), Sallie Baxendale (UK), Sandor Beniczky (Denmark), Ingmar Blümcke (Germany), Milan Brázdil (Czech Republic), Francesco Cardinale (Italy), Helen Cross (UK), Philippe Kahane (France), Pavel Kršek (Czech Republic), Kristina Malmgren (Sweden), Petr Marusič (Czech Republic), Marco Mula (Italy), Çiğdem Özkara (Turkey), Ivan Rektor (Czech Republic), Bertil Rydenhag (Sweden)


1000 € includes accommodation for 4 nights in a double room (hotel International), meals and course handouts
1120 € includes accommodation for 4 nights in a single room (hotel International), meals and course handouts Other room options are available, please see the course website.

Requirements for application

  1. Neurologist, pediatric neurologist, neurosurgeon or clinical electrophysiologist with interest in epilepsy surgery. Also
    junior members of established teams are welcomed.
  2. All application forms have to be accompanied by a CV and a recommendation letter from the director of the hospital
    or chair of the department.
  3. Adequate knowledge of English to follow the course and participate in the discussions is needed.

The course starts on April 12 and finishes on April 16.

Bursary information

Please note that number of bursaries is limited. Should you choose to apply for bursary for this
course, you won’t be able to ask for bursary for other ILAE courses in the same year. Also, priority in getting the bursary will
be given to participants who attend the EPODES course for the first time.

Deadline for all applications: 15 March 2021

To apply, please fill in an ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM and Accommodation, Transfer & Payment FORM on the course website: www.ta-service.cz/epodes2021