6th Residential International Course on Drug Resistant Epilepsies

Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital – IRCCS in Rome, Italy

5 - 11 May 2019

Course announcement

Programme and Faculty

Application form – Deadline January 15, 2019

The Department of Neuroscience of Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital – IRCCS, Rome – Italy with the endorsement of the International League Against Epilepsy EUROPE, and Italian Chapter of ILAE (Lega Italiana contro l’Epilessia – LICE) is presenting the educational initiative – “Drug Resistant Epilepsies – Residential International Course” that will take place in Tagliacozzo (AQ) in the surroundings of Rome. It is given in English.

This course is clinically - oriented, targeted to specialists at the second and third level of epilepsy care and focused on comprehensive aspects of diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with epilepsy. It also includes the basic sciences in clinical epileptology issues and comprehensive care and rehabilitation of patients with epilepsy.

The faculty consists of leading European epileptologists. The faculty members give lectures on the clinically relevant aspects on epileptology and conduct interactive case discussions and/or tutorials on different topics. The working groups are supposed to be an integral part of the course.Didactic cases provided by tutors and case reports prepared by participants are planned to be
discussed in small group of participants. Specialists in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, paediatric neurology, paediatrics, clinical neurophysiology and psychology are welcome to apply.

The course is limited to a maximum of 40 applicants to allow an optimal level of interaction with the faculty members. Applicants should submit together with the application form, an updated CV, a short abstract with a case report to be discussed during the course, and a recommendation letter signed by his-her head of department or head of research lab.

Registration fee: 1000 Euro + VAT. It includes accommodation (in twin room), full board and access to all the educational activities (lectures, tutorials, case discussions, working groups, return transfer to Rome at scheduled times).

Some bursaries will be available for a limited number of applicants that fulfill the following requirements:

  • Age under 40 years at the time of the Course (5th of May)
  • CV and short case report

To apply: Please send application form, attachments, and case reports by January 15, 2019, to
Manuela Morandini: manuela.morandini@ptsroma.it
Federico Vigevano: federico.vigevano@opbg.net
Nicola Specchio: nicola.specchio@opbg.net