2021 Session List

2021 Session List

Education Sessions at the Annual Meeting

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Sessions and Formats

SymposiaIn-personLive StreamedOn-demand
Annual Course: How to Help Patients Live with Epilepsy

Advanced Practice Provider Symposium: Crucial Conversations: When, Why, and How

Annual Fundamentals Symposium: Individualizing Patient Care in Different Patient Populations

Best Practices in Clinical Epilepsy Symposium: Complexity of Care Across the Age Spectrum: What Healthcare Providers Should Not Overlook

Dialogues to Transform Epilepsy

Epilepsy Specialists Symposium: Epilepsy Surgery: A Case-based Discussion of “State of the Art”

Epilepsy Therapies Symposium: Intractable Generalized Epilepsies: New Approaches to an Old Problem

Hot Topics Symposium: Epilepsy and COVID 2021: Do We Know More?

North American Commission Symposium: Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence in Epilepsy Care

Merritt-Putnam Symposium: Targeted Genetic Based Therapies of Epilepsy: General Principles and Clinical Applications

Pediatric State of the Art: Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep: Sleeping with the Enemy

Presidential Symposium: Recent Research Revolutions and Their Impact on Epilepsy Patient Care

Scientific Symposium: Seizures Go Virtual: Probing Mechanisms and Targeting Treatments with Multiscale Simulations

Spanish Symposium: Epilepsy in Women: A Journey Through Life

Translational Research Symposium: Overcoming Systemic Barriers to Translating Research: Models of Success


Special LecturesIn-personLive StreamedOn-demand

19th Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy: Contemporary Care for Women with Epilepsy: Progress from the Past

Lombroso Lecture: Epigenetic Regulation of Cognition in Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s Disease

NAEC-AES Joint Session: Coding and Reimbursement Policies of Interest to Epileptologists and Epilepsy Centers


Telehealth: One Year and More After COVID-19

CDC Public Health Workshop 
ILAE/WHO Session: Global Actions on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders  
Sodium Channel Blockers
Infantile Epilepsy
Dialogues to Transform Epilepsy
Epilepsy Fellowship Program Directors Meeting 
Management Strategies for Infantile Epilepsy: Perspectives on a PCORI-funded Systematic Review


Investigators WorkshopsIn-personLive StreamedOn-demand

The Potential of CRISPR for Treating Epilepsies

Exercise in Epilepsy—Just Getting Warmed Up

Machine Learning in Clinical Epilepsy

Neurodegeneration in Epilepsy

Multi-disciplinary Approaches for Cognitive and Affective Fingerprinting in Epilepsy

Rationalizing Intervention Targets for SUDEP Risk Reduction: A Neuroimaging Perspective

Epilepsy Health Disparities

Quantitative Analysis of Epileptic Networks at Cellular Resolution

Memory Mechanisms in the Epileptic Brain

Anatomical and Neurobehavioral Consequences of Fetal Antiseizure Medication Exposure

Emerging Roles of Hypothalamus in Epilepsy and Comorbidities

The Chronobiology of Epilepsy

Therapeutic Benefits of Targeting Neuropeptides in Epilepsy

Functional and Medical Outcomes After Large Pediatric Epilepsy Surgeries

Disorders of GABA Metabolism


Somatic Genetics of Neocortical Epilepsy: SLC35A2


Apnea Without Dyspnea Due to Stimulation of the Amygdala


Thalamic Neuromodulation in Focal and Generalized Epilepsies


Clinical Applications of Functional and Effective Connectivity in Epilepsy


Novel Techniques and Models to Identify Epileptogenesis in Post-traumatic Epilepsy



Special Interest GroupsIn-personLive StreamedOn-demand

Children's Hour: Precision Therapies in Pediatric Epilepsy

Genetics: Astute Clinical Observation vs. Data Analytics


Psychosocial Comorbidities: Beyond Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Unpacking the Various Anxieties in Epilepsy

Status Epilepticus: The Broad Spectrum of Focal Status Epilepticus

Critical Care: An Update on NORSE and FIRES

Neonatal: Neonatal Seizures Around the Globe: Accurate Diagnosis with Limited Resources

Sleep and Epilepsy: Stars and Seasons--The Impact of Epilepsy in Sleep

Basic Mechanisms and Neuroscience of Epilepsy: mTOR Dysregulation in Epilepsy--Targets and Pathways Beyond the Usual Suspects

Tuberous Sclerosis

Clinical Epilepsy for the Advanced Practice Provider

Intractable Generalized Epilepsy

Neuroimaging: Large Multicenter Databases: Big Data and Open Science

Practice Management: Building an Epilepsy Practice

PNES: Virtual Tools for Nonepileptic Seizures

Engineering and Neurostimulation: Next Generation Approaches for Neurostimulation in Epilepsy



Seizures in Autoimmune Encephalitis: Continuation Proposal Seizures in Autoimmune Encephalitis



Epilepsy and Aging: Late-onset Epilepsy: A Unique Clinical Entity?



Temporal Lobe Club: The Network in Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy


Data Science: Natural Language Processing and EMR Phenotyping for Precision Epilepsy



Neuroendocrinology: The Impact of Stress on Epilepsy Outcomes



EEG: The Problem of EEG Over-interpretations: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions


Epilepsy Education: E-learning in Epilepsy in the Times of Pandemic and Beyond



Pediatric Epilepsy Case Discussions: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges


Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG): The Stereo-EEG Approach to MRI-negative Epilepsy


Global Health: Overcoming Hurdles to Sustainable Care During a Pandemic


Seizure and Cerebrovascular Disease


Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment for Epilepsy: CBT in the Pediatric Epilepsy Clinic: Applications for Patients and Caregivers



NIH and Non-profit Research Resources/Junior Investigator Workshop: Non-profit Funding Opportunities for Junior Investigators



Ictal Semiology: Generators of Motor Symptoms Linked to Auras: The Localizing Significance of Propagation Patterns


Magnetoencephalography (MEG): What are Dipoles Anyway? What Source Location Means and What It Doesn't Mean


Epilepsy Surgery: The Learning Curve of Laser Ablation for Epilepsy


Pregnancy Registry Outcomes: Pregnancy Data Outcome Update


SUDEP: Failure to Autoresuscitate


Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies: Moving from a Seizure-centric to a Holistic Evaluation of DEE Patients


Tumor-related Epilepsy: A Focus on Low Grade Gliomas


Dietary Therapies: Therapy Innovations and Ketogenic Diet Mechanisms






Quality and Safety: Continuous EEG/LTM: Who Do We Monitor vs. Who Should We Monitor?



Neuropharmacology: Managing Breakthrough Seizures--An Art or Science?



Neuropsychology: Reimagining Memory: Transient Amnesia, Long-term Forgetting, Early Dementia



Professional Wellness in Epilepsy Care



Professional DevelopmentIn-personLive StreamedOn-demand

Career Pathways: Clinical Care

Career Pathways: Interprofessional Careers


Career Pathways: Research

Career Skills: Landing Your Next Job

Career Skills: Mentoring  

Career Skills: Social Media


Clinical Skills WorkshopsIn-personLive StreamedOn-demand

Alternative Therapies

Genetics Testing

Intracranial Electrode Studies

Misadventures in EEG

Neurostimulation in Epilepsy

Optimal Use of Neuroimaging  
Pearls of videoEEG Monitoring 
Self-management training  
Treating Patients  
Treatment of Anxiety and Depression  


Basic Science Skills WorkshopsIn-personLive StreamedOn-demand

Stem Cell-derived Brain Organoid Approaches for Epilepsy Research

Computational Modeling from Neurons to Networks: How and Why to Get Started