Treatment Strategies in Pediatric Epilepsies EPIPED Course

2nd cycle, 1st Course

Hotel Gran Ultonia in Girona, Spain

21 - 24 April 2021

ILAE Curriculum Learning Objectives addressed by this course

Endorsed by ILAE

Course evaluation - Treatment strategies in Pediatric Epilepsies EPIPED course

Course website

The aim of the 3-year cycle EPIPED-Treatment is to reduce the geographical and knowledge gap by providing neurologists and child neurologists involved in epilepsy care the opportunity for a regular update on best treatment practices. The concept of EPIPED is based on a 3-year cycle of independent annual training courses, developed specifically for child neurologists, physicians and epilepsy nurses caring for patients with epilepsy.

A limited number of plenary interactive sessions cover different aspects of treatment strategies in children with all types of epilepsies, particularly the rare and complex ones. Topics treated are related to pharmacology, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, genetics, analysis of AED trials, design of clinical trials, pre-surgical evaluation, optimal choice of AEDs, review of existing guidelines (ILAE, NICE, other), data on ketogenic diet, neurostimulation, indications for resective and palliative surgery, pharmacological treatments other than with AEDs, update on the development of targeted therapies. This link gives you access to the full program of the 3 years cycle : CLICK HERE

An important number of interactive modules allow participants, limited to 10-15 per group, to discuss with experts regarding the best clinical practices and therapeutic strategies. Participants, limited to 40-45, are offered the opportunity to also bring their own clinical cases for discussion of optimal treatment approaches. This educational activity is addressing the corresponding learning objectives of the ILAE curriculum (Blümcke et al 2019).

Alexis Arzimanoglou and Jaume Campistol
Course Directors


Registration is now open. See registration and program information here: Course website