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Approach to Seizures in the Neonate
Seizures are the most common neurological emergency in the neonatal period, but heir recognition, characterisation, and treatment may be difficult. Although most seizures in infants are acute provoked, a significant minority represent the onset of a neonatal epilepsy. This webinar will be case-based in order to promote active learning and stimulate discussion. The goal is to provide a state of the art approach to diagnosis, phenotyping and treatment of seizures and epilepsies in the neonate.

Feb 9, 2022 04:00 PM in London

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Maria Roberta Cilio
Professor @Saint-Luc University Hospital, Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
Neonatal & pediatric epileptologist at Saint-Luc University Hospital, former director of Pediatric Epilepsy Research & director of Neonatal Neuromonitoring at Benioff Children’s Hospital, Uni of California (2011 Presidential Chair award). Before UCSF, was Director Neonatal Neurology & Neurophysiology at Bambino Gesú Children’s Hospital. An internationally trained physician scientist, obtained her medical degree at University of Rome, completed training at Uniof Louvain, & fellowship in Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology at Bambino Gesú Children’s Hospital. Earned her PhD in Greg Holmes’ lab, Harvard University on consequences of seizures in the developing brain. Served as member of the ILAE Task Force on Neonatal Seizures, contributing to the classification for seizures & epilepsies in the neonate. Has special interest in neonatal & pediatric neurocritical care & research focus on diagnosis, phenotyping, & treatment of seizures & epilepsies in the newborn. Proud new EPNS Board member.
Federico Vigevano
Professor @Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy
Fields of clinical and research interest: Pediatric Epilepsy, Epileptic Encephalopathies, Drug-resistant Epilepsy, Genetic of Epilepsy, Video-EEG and Long-term monitoring in epilepsy, Coma in children, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Non epileptic paroxysmal manifestations, Movement Disorders, Neurosurgery, Ketogenic Diet, Cognitive Outcome. He identified a clinical entity that is currently recognized as a new syndrome called Benign Infantile Familial Seizures. He has published as first author or co-author more than 200 papers in the most important international journals dedicated prevalently to epilepsy and paediatric neurology.