About this event

  • Date and time Tue 23 Nov 2021 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

Minimally invasive epilepsy surgery is an advancement that allows treatment of epilepsies that are in close proximity to the eloquent cortex, with minimal morbidity. This treatment option is relatively new in the UK.

This webinar will teach the multidisciplinary evaluation of these difficult cases, including MRI negative epilepsies and the role of Flourodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (FDG PET) and Stereoelectroencephelography (SEEG). Surgical approaches including thermocoagulation of the insula, hypothalamic hamartoma and other lesions close to the eloquent cortex will be discussed. 

Speakers will enlighten doctors, consultants, and allied healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with epilepsy, regarding exciting advances in the treatment of surgically difficult patients with refractory epilepsy. 

During this webinar you will learn about: 

  • The severity, presentation, and evaluation of patients with refractory epilepsy that can be considered for minimally invasive surgery
  • How to evaluate such patients, including understanding the challenges of negative MRI, FDG PET abnormalities, and SEEG evaluation
  • The surgical possibilities and limitations in difficult to operate regions of the brain

CPD learning applied. 

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Standard pricing available until 23 November 2021.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£24.00 £18.00 £18.00 £18.00 £12.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Non Healthcare Professional Trainee Student
£44.00 £33.00 £33.00 £33.00 £22.00


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Alistair Purves, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Neurological evaluation for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery

Dr Laura Mantoan, Consultant Neurologist, Kings College Hospital, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Neuropsychiatric aspects for patients undergoing minimally invasive epilepsy surgery

Dr David Okai, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, The Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Positron emission tomography for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery

Professor Alexander Hammers, Professor (Honorary Consultant) of Imaging and Neuroscience; Head of the King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Positron Emission Tomography Centre, King’s College London 

Comfort break
Stereoelectroencephelography in patients undergoing minimally invasive epilepsy surgery

Dr Nandini Mullatti, Consultant Neurophysiologist, Kings College Hospital, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Radiofrequency thermocoagulation in the surgical treatment of refractory insula epilepsy

Professor Bertrand Devaux, Epilepsy Surgery Program, Department of Neurosurgery, Le Groupe Hospitalier Universitaire -Paris Sainte-Anne

Stereoelectroencephelography associated thermocoagulation

Mr Harutomo Hasegawa, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Kings College Hospital, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Questions to the panel



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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