ANZAN EEG Course and ESA Epilepsy Clinical Course 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018 to Sunday, 11 February 2018 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Larwill Studio Hotel and Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

 

In 2018 the ANZAN and ESA will hold the Annual Clinical Epilepsy and EEG Courses at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. The Clinical Epilepsy Course and EEG Course are intended for neurology trainees but practising neurologists and epileptologists will find them both instructive and a good update. Registrants may elect to attend one or both courses.

The Clinical Epilepsy Course is a one-day, case-based workshop focusing on the practical management of paediatric and adult patients with epilepsy.  Participants will discuss each case in small groups under the leadership of an epileptologist, followed by a short didactic summary by the presenter. The 2018 course will focus on common epilepsy issues problems encountered in the outpatient clinic.

The EEG Course provides a theoretical and practical background to the reading and reporting of routine adult and paediatric EEG. The format consists of four 90 minute sessions each day, each starting with a 25 minute didactic lecture followed by a 65 minute, small group, active-participation tutorial where EEG examples will be demonstrated and discussed under the direction of an experienced EEG tutor. Topics include basic technical aspects of EEG, the normal awake and asleep EEG, and epileptiform and non-epileptiform abnormalities in adults and children. In 2018 the course will again include a lecture and tutorial session on ictal EEG, in addition to a tutorial and lecture on ICU EEG. This, like the ICU EEG lecture, will run in parallel with the main ANZAN EEG course and be available to neurology trainees who have previously attended the course or neurologists. In addition in 2018 trainees who have previously attended the course, and neurologists, will be again be able to sit part 1 of the Asian Epilepsy Academy (ASEPA) EEG certification exam (written) which is now an expected part of level 2 and level 3 ANZAN neurophysiology training in EEG. For those who have passed part 1 of the ASEPA exam there will be an opportunity to sit part 2 (oral) at the 2018 EEG course. 

The EEG Course Dinner is held on Saturday 10th February. Subsidised tickets can be purchased at the time of registration and cost $40.00 each.

The ESA and ANZAN are grateful for the generous sponsorship provided once again by UCB.