Archived AES Symposia 2008
Epilepsy Around the World: Neuro-infections Organized by the North American Commission of ILAE
Program Length: 1 hrs 48 min
Infectious and parasitic disorders of the central nervous system are important causes of epilepsy worldwide. Study of these conditions also provides a unique opportunity to understand the mechanisms of epileptogenesis and ways in which it can be altered. Also, because many of these conditions are treatable and preventable, there is great potential for impacting the burden of epilepsy around the world. A panel of international experts from developed and developing countries will address the mechanisms, impact, management and current challenges related to the most common neuro-infections in epilepsy.
- To obtain up-to-date, evidence-based information about the mechanisms of epileptogenesis in neuro-infections
- To review the most common neuro-infections producing epilepsy world-wide
- To review the challenges of managing epilepsy in the context of anti-infectious agents
- To obtain an overall view of the impact of neuro-infections on epilepsy.
Clinicians, trainees, basic and clinical researchers
Co-Chairs: Samuel Wiebe, M.D. and Marco Medina, M.D.
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Samuel Wiebe, M.D.
Central Nervous System Infection and Epilepsy – An International Perspective
Shichuo Li, M.D. (China)
Hugo Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. (Peru)
HIV/AIDS and Epilepsy
Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, M.D. (Uganda)
Plasmodium Falciparum and Epilepsy
Charles RJC Newton, Professor (Kenya)
Epileptogenic Mechanisms in Meningitis and Encephalitis
William H. Theodore, M.D. (USA)
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