Reorganisation of epilepsy departments during the COVID-19 crisis: Perspectives from Spain and Italy

5 pm CET Tuesday


7 April 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 203 countries and territories around the world. In Europe the northern part of Italy and Spain have been badly affected by the disease and our experts from Milano and Bologna in Italy, as well as Barcelona, Spain will share their experiences about how the COVID-19 crisis changed their practice of how they care for patients with epilepsy.


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Dr Rodrigo Rocamora (MD, PhD), is the head of the Epilepsy Reference Centre in Hospital Del Mar in Barcelona and Asoc. Prof at the University of Pompey Fabra.

Dr Francesca Bisulli (MD, PhD), is a neurologist and neurophysiologist working at the Epilepsy centre in Institute of Neurological Sciences in Bologna, Italy and is Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna.

Dr Tiziana Granata is a Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist and is head of the Paediatric Epilepsy Unit and Epilepsy Department at the Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Neurologico Carla Besta in Milan, Italy.