8 February 2019
Epilepsy and Family
9 February 2019
PADOVA - BOTANICAL GARDEN
Over 65 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, which is an important cause of disability, morbidity, mortality, social stigma and high costs. To date, epilepsy is intractable in about a third of the patients, and only a minority of drug-resistant patients benefit from epilepsy surgery.
In the last ten years, though, progress has been made in understanding the physiopathological mechanisms of this condition, harboring the potential for improved diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, and therefore a better quality of life for epileptic patients.
Thanks to the investigative contribution of optogenetics, evidence is being put forward for a direct role of astrocytes in the generation of epileptic seizures, making these cells new potential therapeutic targets. On the other hand, the identification of inflammatory and immunological mechanisms involved in different phases of epileptogenesis possibly supports the use of neuroimmunomodulatory agents, at least in some settings or disease stages.
Moreover, the identification of new therapeutic strategies, as much as the consolidation and implementation of more traditional approaches like epilepsy surgery, undoubtedly benefit from the surprising advance of diagnostic techniques, especially in the fields of genetics, epigenetics, integrated and multimodal imaging and structural and functional imaging. The challenge lies in the timely and effective translation of the recent advances in basic epilepsy research to the clinical setting also through an open and ongoing communication and sharing between researchers and clinicians. This represents the main aim of this workshop.
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e Alessandro Iodice
LICE Veneto e AICE Veneto
Living with epilepsy: a discussion
with patients and families
Nadia Bala (Sitting Volley Italiano),
Isabella Brambilla (Dravet Onlus),
Laura Dalla Montà, Anna Pillon,
Pregnancy and Epilepsy:
epidemiological data from Veneto
Gianfranco Jorizzo - Marzia Ottina
a seizure-alert dog?
Paternity and Epilepsy
Federica Ranzato – Stefano Bellon
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Giulia Grillo, Minister of Health
AICE Veneto, Stefano Bellon
LICE Nazionale, Oriano Mecarelli
Epilepsy: peoples needs and social costs
The role of neuroinflammation in the development of epilepsy.
Giovambattista De Sarro
New molecules in clinical development:
update and data
Italian Coffee Break
Imaging, presurgical work-up and surgery in adults
Imaging, presurgical work-up and surgery in children
Italian Light Lunch
“Le tre del mattino”
Gianrico Carofiglio, writer
Pregnancy and Epilepsy
a seizure-alert device?
Scientific office: Stefano Bellon - Clementina Boniver - Maurizio Corbetta - Bruno Giometto - Stefano Sartori - Marilena Vecchi