9th Baltic Sea Summer School on Epilepsy

Sigulda, Latvia

2 - 7 August 2015

BSSSE - 9 - Margret Pfäfflin leads a class discussion
Margret Pfäfflin leads a class discussion

The annual Baltic Sea Summer School on Epilepsy, organized on behalf of several regional ILAE Chapters and under the auspices of the Commission on European Affairs by Prof. Peter Wolf, past ILAE President, together with Dr. Rūta Mameniškienė, Vilnius, this year took place in Sigulda, Latvia. The Latvian League against Epilepsy hosted this 9th edition of the BSSSE which was attended by 43 participants from 21 countries. After a week of intense studies in close interaction with fellow students and a faculty including some of the best-proven teachers of the region, the participants gave the course again outstanding ratings (see report and evaluation). They particularly appreciated the introductory seminars on EEG and neuroimaging and the case oriented studies. They found the practical relevance of the course high to very high and estimated that they had gained much to very much new knowledge. One third found their expectations fulfilled and two thirds, exceeded. Nobody expressed any disappointment.

BSSSE - 9 - Presenting own research
Presenting own research

To be accepted to the course, everybody had to submit and present own cases or research. Some found this quite challenging but at the end, they were happy for the experience of having their cases or projects discussed by a critical but supportive peer group and tutors.

Rūta Mameniškienė, Vilnius / Lithuania
Peter Wolf, Dianalund / Denmark
(Course Directors)