ISSET 2018

19th International Symposium on Severe Infantile Epilepsies: Old and New Treatments

Pontificia Università Urbaniana, Vatican City in Rome, Italy

20 - 22 September 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

in 2018 for the first time the Annual Meeting of Infantile Seizures Society (ISS) will be held in Europe. It is a big honor and privilege to host the 20th Meeting in Rome and we would like to express our sincere thanks to the ISS advisory board having chosen Italy.

During previous editions experts coming from Italy participated to the ISS Meetings having experienced by themselves the high scientific value. The 20th edition of the ISS, will see the participation of several young researcher and clinicians coming from Europe and other countries worldwide, they will directly get in contact with the ISS, an extremely eminent society in the field of epilepsy.

The 20th Annual Meeting of ISS will be dedicated to the treatment of epilepsy: International Symposium on Severe Infantile Epilepsies: old and new Treatments (ISSET). Our purpose is to have an up-to-date on the treatment of the most
severe epileptic entities with onset during infancy as symptomatic focal epilepsy, and epileptic encephalopathies looking at the new insights coming from the genetics. The indications and the use of old and new conventional antiepileptic drugs will be discussed, together with the surgical procedures. A session on alternative treatments in epilepsy will also include Neurostimulation, and Ketogenic diet. Eminent scientists coming from Japan, Italy and worldwide will attend the meeting and the scientific program will be very attractive.

We will have also platform and poster presentations that will attract young scientists, for them we will try to have economic facilitations. Rome, the eternal city, will host with its artistic and cultural beauties, and with the nice weather particularly enjoyable in September.

The Meeting Venue it will be in The Vatican City very close to the most important monuments of Rome; also we are planning an exciting social program.

We are waiting for you in Rome...
Federico Vigevano and Nicola Specchio

Main Topics

  • Symptomatic focal epilepsies
  • Epileptic encephalopathies
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Therapeutical strategies based on etiology and syndromic classification
  • Old and new conventional AEDs
  • Alternative treatments
  • Surgical approach
  • Neurostimulation
  • Ketogenic Diet