11th International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery (INES 2022)

University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany

8 - 11 September 2022

ILAE Curriculum Learning Objectives addressed by this course

INES 2022 Flyer: Course schedule, details, and registration

Course postponed to 2022

The new date for the 11th Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery in Erlangen, Germany will be September 8-11, 2022.

All 2020 approved applications and paid registration fees will be automatically transferred unless requested otherwise.

We are sorry for any inconvenience but do hope to meet you in person and in good health in 2021 in Erlangen.

Workshop Description

Reliable neuropathological work-up of epilepsy-associated brain lesions represents an important diagnostic value for the surgical management of patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. The international classification of epilepsies recognizes a large spectrum of brain lesions as potential predictors of disease progression and treatment response. The 11th International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery is designed to enable participants to better recognize and classify various histopathological substrates of drug-resistant epilepsy. Topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of human focal epilepsies will be presented by internationally renowned faculty. Advanced hands-on histopathology training will be offered in small groups led by distinguished tutors who will review and discuss microscopy slides of selected cases with different staining protocols. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own cases for discussion with the entire group. The workshop has been held in Germany, Brazil, USA and China since 2013, with the endorsement of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

Learning Objectives

1.1.1 Demonstrate working knowledge of etiologies for focal and generalized epilepsies in children and adults (Level 1-3) with particular emphasis on hippocampal sclerosis, glio-neuronal brain tumors and malformations of cortical development (see also 1.1.2, 1.1.4 and 1.1.6)

Target Audience

Neuro-/Pathologists, Epileptologists, Neurosurgeons & Neurologists, Neuroimager and Basic Researcher

Course Directors

Ingmar Blümcke and Roland Coras


Eleonora Aronica (Amsterdam)
Albert Becker (Bonn)
Ingmar Blümcke (Erlangen)
Roland Coras (Erlangen)
Hans Holthausen (Vogtareuth)
Katja Kobow (Erlangen)
Samir Jabari (Erlangen)
Stefan Rampp (Erlangen)
Maria Thom (London)
Imad Najm (Cleveland)
Homa Adle-Biasette (Paris)
Hajo Hamer (Erlangen)
Roberto Spreafico (Milano)
Karl Rössler (Vienna)
Thilo Kalbhenn /Bethel)
Harvey Sarnat (Calgary)


Please register in advance as room will be limited to 50 participants. No on-site registration available. All approved applications and paid registration fees for the (cancelled) 2020&2021 course will be remain valid.
To be considered, applications must be received by April 1st 2022. We urge that you apply as soon as possible to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment. Details here: INES 2022 Flyer