3rd International Training Course on Neuroimaging of Epilepsy

Montreal Neurological Institute in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

16 - 19 May 2019

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The course, endorsed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), provides clinicians and scientists with fundamentals and practical skills related to state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in epileptology. It combines lectures and small-group tutorials. Internationally renowned faculty members cover aspects of acquisition and analysis of both structural and functional MRI, including quality control procedures, visual diagnosis of prevalent epileptogenic lesions, and post-processing methods, emphasizing their impact on clinical-decision making. Participants will have the opportunity to interact closely with tutors and benefit from personalized hands-on training with real patient data, with activities spanning from clinical diagnostics to image processing.

New for 2019 - We have added more hours for review of difficult-to-diagnose cases.

Learning objectives

  1. To learn cutting-edge MRI acquisitions and how to optimally acquire structural and functional MRI, and diffusion MRI
  2. To optimize strategies for the visual detection of prevalent epileptogenic lesions
  3. To familiarize with image analysis software tools (e.g., FSL, fMRIStat)

Target audience

We welcome participants with and without prior expertise in neuroimaging (e.g., adult/pediatric neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuroscientists, graduate and post-graduate students).

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The course will take place at the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) of the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). The MRI and clinical data of epilepsy cases will be accessible via virtual machines equipped with softwares that participants will use during the course.


The course is restricted to 30 attendees. The $900 CAD registration fee includes course material, refreshments and meals (welcome reception, daily breakfast, lunch and beverages, and gala dinner). Please note that the registration fee does not include accommodation, airfares, and other travel expenses.

ILAE Bursaries. Decision for travel grants from the ILAE is pending. Applicants will need to fully register (including payment of registration fee) before applying for a bursary and indicate, at the time of registration, whether they will need such support or not.

Application deadline: December 24, 2018

Andrea Bernasconi, MD and Neda Bernasconi, MD PhD
Course Directors