13th ILAE School on Pre-Surgical Evaluation for Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery (EPODES Advanced II)

Hotel International in Brno, Czech Republic

22 - 26 January 2024

13th EPODES Advanced II 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 paediatric age, palliative surgery and neuromodulation. The program consists of presentations by keynote speakers and case presentations by tutors and students.

The course is organized as part of the ILAE- European Project of Development of Epilepsy Surgery Programs (EPODES).

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Ivan Rektor
    Masaryk University, Brno Epilepsy Center and Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Dr. Çigdem Özkara
    University of Istanbul-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Bertil Rydenhag
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology


Christoph Baumgartner (Austria), Sándor Beniczky (Denmark), Ingmar Blümcke (Germany), Milan Brázdil (Czech Republic), Christine Bulteau (France), J Helen Cross (UK), Arthur Cukiert (Brazil), Cristine Cukiert (Brazil), Dániel Fabó (Hungary), Philippe Kahane (France), Pavel Kršek (Czech Republic), Petr Marusič (Czech Republic), Çiğdem Özkara (Turkye), Georgia Ramantani (Switzerland), Ivan Rektor (Czech Republic), Bertil Rydenhag (Sweden)

Application & Registration


  1. Neurologist, paediatric neurologist or neurosurgeon with interest in epilepsy surgery. Also junior members of established teams are welcome.
  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.

Application: Please fill in an Online Registration Form and Accommodation, Transfer & Payment Form on the course website. Deadline: 30 September 2023

Registration fee: 1200 € includes accommodation for 4 nights in a double room (hotel International), meals and course handouts
Other room options are available - more information coming soon

Bursaries: 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.