The 2nd North American Epilepsy Congress will take place in an online format, on 5-8 May 2022. The theme of the congress is “Bridging the Epilepsy Treatment Gap in Underserved Areas”,  a topic which has never been more vital. The early registration deadline has been extended to15 April to bring our multi-day educational experiences to more people around the globe! Attend #NAEC2022 from your home or office, and view sessions in your own time. The newly discounted registration fees are now based on both profession and country income level. 

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NAEC Program at a glance


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Adult: Fundamentals in Epilepsy – Epilepsy Diagnosis

Chair: Paolo Federico (Canada)

  • Introduction - Paolo Federico (Canada)
  • Is this seizure? Recognizing and Classifying Seizures from Patient History and from Video Recording - Peter Wolf (Denmark) and Walter van Emde Boas (Netherlands)
  • Localising Focal Seizures Based on Patient History and Video Recordings - Philippe Kahane (France)
  • Etiologies According to the Age of Onset - Christopher Skidmore (USA)
  • Epilepsy Syndromes - Tiziana Granata (Italy)


Adult: Fundamentals in Epilepsy - Pharmacological Treatment: Starter Course

Chair: Paolo Federico (Canada)

  • Introduction - Paolo Federico (Canada)
  • Basic and Clinical Pharmacology - Matthew Walker (United Kingdom)
  • Drug Treatment: When to Start and When to Stop - Terence O’Brien (Australia)
  • Drug Selection and Titration - Emilio Perucca (Italy)
  • Special Populations: Women and Elderly - Torbjörn Tomson (Sweden)


Neuropsychology Fundamentals:

The Contribution of Neuropsychology to the Care of People with Epilepsy

Chair: Mary Lou Smith (Canada)

  • Introduction – Mary Lou Smith (Canada)
  • Indications and Expectations for Neuropsychological Assessment – Sallie Baxendale (United Kingdom)
  • Special Considerations for Children – Mary Lou Smith (Canada)
  • Neuropsychology Contribution to Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures – Gus Baker (United Kingdom)
  • Challenges for Neuropsychology in Low Resource Settings – Aimee Dollman (Republic of South Africa)
  • The International Classification of Cognitive Disorders in Epilepsy – Bruce Hermann (USA)


Epilepsy in the Islands

Co-Chairs: Nathalie Jetté (Canada) and Jaideep Kapur (USA)

  • Felt and Enacted Stigma in Epilepsy: Tools, Frequency and Potential Solutions in the Islands – Amza Ali (Jamaica)
  • The Epilepsy Treatment Gap: The Caribbean vs Other Regions of the World – Churl-Su Kwon (USA)
  • The Challenges of Establishing Epilepsy Care in the Islands – Vanita Shukla (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)


Epilepsy in the Tropics

Chair: Jorge Burneo (Canada)

  • Case of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) – Paula Robertson (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Diagnosis and Management of Seizures in SCD – Charles Hammond, (Republic of Ghana)
  • Neurocysticercosis – Hector Garcia (Peru)


Epilepsy in Challenging Settings: Impact of Emergencies and Disasters

Co-Chairs: Julie Hall (United Kingdom) and Dave Clarke (USA)

  • Unique Concerns to Epilepsy Care Delivery during Natural Disasters in Small Island States – H.E. W. Aubrey
    Webson (USA)
  • Emergency Medical Response to Natural Disaster: Where Does Epilepsy Fit In? – Flavio Salio (Switzerland)
  • Maintaining Anti-Seizure Medicine Supplies during Emergency/Disaster –Timothy Welty (USA)


 IBE Symposium Part I

Co-Chairs: Gus Baker (United Kingdom) and Deirdre Floyd (Canada)

  • Advocates Toolkit for Making Epilepsy a Priority in the Americas – Mary Secco (Canada)
  • Epilepsy and Pregnancy Toolkit: Closing the Information Gap – Gus Baker (United Kingdom)
  • How to Leverage New Tech to Expand Social Reach with a Small Staff – Geoff DeLizzio (USA)


IBE Symposium Part II

Co-Chairs: Gus Baker (United Kingdom) and Deirdre Floyd (Canada)

  • IBE 5-year Strategy: Achieving Transformational Social Change for People with Epilepsy – Donna Walsh (Republic of Ireland)
  • Initiatives to Raise Awareness: The Canadian Experience – Deirdre Floyd (Canada)


2022 Epilepsia Open Basic Science Award Presentation 

Chair: Aristea Galanopoulou (USA) 

  • Introduction and Award Presentation (Live)  - Aristea Galanopoulou (USA)  
  • Presentation by Award Winner - Morgan Sturgeon (USA)  


Diagnosis and Treatment Gaps

Chair: Danielle Andrade (Canada)

  • Genetic Testing – Danielle Andrade (Canada)
  • Gaps in Geography – Jorge Burneo (Canada)
  • Epilepsy and Ethnicity – Joseph Sirven (USA)


Tools to Bridge Geography in Epilepsy Care

Chair: Dang Nguyen (Canada)

  • Mobile Applications to Enhance Treatment of Nonepileptic Seizures – Benjamin Tolchin (USA)
  • The Epilepsy Echo Project: A Telementoring Program – Sucheta M. Joshi (USA)
  • Ketogenic Diet Using Telemedicine – Roberto Caraballo (Argentina)
  • Tele-EEG: The Ecuador Experience – Steven Coates (United Kingdom)


Tools to Bridge Geography in Virtual Care

Co-Chairs: Dave Clarke (USA) and Amza Ali (Jamaica)

  • Introduction – Amza Ali (Jamaica)
  • Implementation of epilepsy quality improvement measures through global collaboration – Gaden Osborne (Antigua and Barbuda)
  • Utilizing screening questionnaires to aid in Epilepsy Diagnosis – Roxanne Melbourne Chambers (Jamaica)
  • The diagnostic, educational and research potential of phone video uploads of paroxysmal events – Sameer Zuberi (United Kingdom)


Tools to Bridge Geography: Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders    

Co-Chairs: Samuel Wiebe (Canada) and Alla Guekht (Russia)

  • Overview of the WHO Global Action Plan – Alla Guekht (Russia)
  • Epilepsy as an Entry Point for the WHO Global Action Plan – Samuel Wiebe (Canada)
  • The WHO Global Action Plan: What It Means for Children and Youth with Epilepsy – J. Helen Cross (United Kingdom)
  • Q&A


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