2nd Girona EPIPED Course - Treatment Strategies in Pediatric Epilepsies

2nd of a 3 years' cycle, international interactive training course

Hotel Gran Ultonia in Girona, Spain

18 - 21 April 2018

The 3 years (2017-2019) program, endorsed by the CEA-ILAE, the European Reference Network EpiCARE, the European Paediatric Neurology Society and the Academia Iberoamericana de Neurologia Paediatrica, was developed specifically for child neurologists and physicians treating children with epilepsy.

The 2017 (1st year) edition was granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) and the 2018 program is under evaluation.

Plenary interactive sessions and training modules cover different aspects of treatment strategies in children with all types of epilepsies, particularly rare and complex epilepsies.

Topics treated are related to pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, analysis of AED trials, design of clinical trials, pre-surgical evaluation, optimal choice of AEDs, review of existing guidelines (ILAE, NICE, other), ketogenic diet, neurostimulation, indications for resective and palliative surgery, pharmacological treatments other than AEDs, development of educational therapy programs. For the training interactive modules participants are matched in groups of maximum 10 per 2-3 mentors to discuss clinical practices and design therapeutic strategies of concrete clinical cases.Participants are offered the opportunity to also bring their own clinical cases for discussion of optimal treatment approaches. The number of participants is limited to 40, on a first come first served basis.