19th Advanced San Servolo Epilepsy Course

Early pediatric onset epilepsies: from syndrome and management to future perspectives

San Servolo (Venice), Italy

17 - 28 July 2023

ILAE Curriculum Learning Objectives addressed by this course

The 19th Advanced San Servolo Epilepsy Course is primarily targeted at neuropediatricians, neurophysiologists, neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists interested in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of pediatric epilepsies. The course is focused on the pathophysiology, the diagnosis and the management of epilepsies of childhood and infancy. Objectives of the course are to understand i) the types, etiology and pathophysiology of epilepsies in children and adolescence, with a particular focus on early onset epilepsies, ii) the pathogenesis of the related comorbidities, iii) the current treatment options, iv) the clinical research methodology applicable to study early onset epilepsies, v) the unresolved critical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of these forms.

Physicians who are pursuing their training or have recently specialized in pediatric neurology, pediatrics, epileptology, or clinical neurophysiology and PhDs or PhD students are welcome to apply. The course will be limited to a maximum of 45 applicants, to allow an optimal level of interaction with the faculty. Applicants will be selected on the basis of the submitted CV; consideration will be given to ensure participation of trainees from different geographical origins and disciplines.

Course Directors: Carla Marini (Italy) and Stéphane Auvin (France)

Course Faculty: Ángel Aledo-Serrano, Stéphane Auvin, Stephanie Baulac, Kees Braun, J Helen Cross, Lucia Fusco, Aristea Galanopoulou, Hans Hartmann, Gaetan Lesca, Massimo Mantegazza, Carla Marini, Rima Nabbout, Ronit Pressler, Ingrid Scheffer, Pasquale Striano, Nicola Specchio, Kette Valente, Jo M Wilmshurst, Elaine Wirrell, Sameer Zuberi

Registration fees*:

  • 3,000 Euro in single room
  • 2,500 Euro in twin-bed room

*VAT and bank expenses included, according to the latest COVID-19 restrictions

The registration fee includes:

  • Accommodation from17 to 27 July 2023 (11 nights), extra nights will be agreed on
  • Full board and coffee breaks for the entire duration of the course
  • Access to the course apps and to the Venice International University facilities

How to apply: Submit an application form to Valentina Guarino at epilepsysummercourse@univiu.org or fax +39-02-700445211 by the deadline of 9 January 2023.

Financial support covering registration and local expenses (meals and accommodation, no traveling costs) will be available for a limited number of applicants.

Fellowship application requests must be pre-submitted before 20 December 2022.