Post Traumatic Epilepsy: Models, Common Data Elements and Optimization

Bethesda, MD, USA

10 - 11 August 2020

ILAE Curriculum Learning Objectives addressed by this course

Meeting website. Registration is open till Friday May 15, 2020.

The ILAE is co-sponsoring a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Conference on Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (PTE): Models, Common Data Elements and Optimization to be held at the NIH Neuroscience Center, Rockville, MD, Maryland, United States, on Thursday, June 11, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020.

Epilepsy can often occur after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The delay in recurrent seizure development presents both a clinical window for treatment and a significant hurdle for clinical and pre-clinical studies. The conference is designed to optimize preclinical and clinical research to prevent epileptogenesis following TBI. The goals of the are to 1) Improve communication and collaboration between TBI and epilepsy investigators to focus on the study of PTE. 2) Optimize preclinical models and markers to reduce replication of efforts and to improve predictive value of preclinical models to the clinic. 3) Identify gaps in the research that require additional efforts. 4) Identify clinical markers for prevention of PTE. 5) Identify the next steps toward pre-clinical and clinical development of treatment paradigms to prevent PTE. 6) Develop protocols for handling and archiving large datasets.

Post Traumatic Epilepsy Workshop Agenda


The ILAE will be providing a limited number of bursaries to junior investigators in the field who would like to attend the meeting. To apply please send:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (NIH style biosketch is also acceptable)
  2. Paragraph describing why attending this conference is important to you (max: 250 words)

Please contact Nadrian Teclar for information. Applications are due by March 30, 2020.

The workshop is also sponsored by the American Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Foundation of America, CURE, US Department of Defense, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program and National Neurotrauma Society.