Archived AES Symposia 2008
Presidential Symposium: Technology and Human Investigation in Epilepsy: A Window to Brain Function, a Bridge to Patient Care
Program Length: 45 min
This symposium will present technological achievements in imaging, electrophysiology, and brain modeling; and how these advancements are providing useful normative brain function and anatomical information; and how present utilization of these techniques for epilepsy diagnosis and therapy will be further enhanced. Topics will include high field strength anatomical and spectroscopic imaging at 7T, use of microelectrodes in analyzing cognitive function in the human hippocampus, molecular and cellular imaging in animals and humans, and modeling the brain for electrophysiology and dynamic imaging.
- Discuss anatomical and spectroscopic advantages of high field MRI for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery
- Explain how microscopic imaging can assist evaluating normal and abnormal functioning of cellular receptors
- Describe how memory function is disturbed in human epilepsy
- Explain how better localization of brain function and brain dysfunction in epilepsy is being assisted by use of new techniques in mathematics and computer manipulation.
Neurologists, neurosurgeons, basic scientists and pharmacists
Chair: Dennis Spencer, M.D.
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Dennis Spencer, M.D.
Ultra High Field MRI: Insights for the Normal and Epileptic
Brain Hoby P. Hetherington, Ph.D.
Optogenetics: Development and Application
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
Single-Neuron Recordings in the Human Brain: Cognitive and Epileptogenic Networks
Itzhak Fried, M.D., Ph.D.
Brain Modeling and Navigation
David W. Roberts, M.D.
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed with regard to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the faculty and are not endorsed by the American Epilepsy Society or any manufacturers of pharmaceuticals.