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 accredited. 

We would like to thank our sponsor UCB Pharma Ltd for their support of this webinar.

Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by sponsor.

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Welcome and introduction

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

Session one

Chair: Professor Mark P Richardson, Paul Getty III Professor of Epilepsy and Head, School of Neuroscience, King's College London

Neurological evaluation for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery

Dr Laura Mantoan, Consultant Neurologist, King's College Hospital, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Psychological medicine screening in epilepsy surgery

Dr David Okai, Clinical Lead, Neuropsychiatry and Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Positron emission tomography for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery

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

Comfort break

Session two

Chair: Dr Nandini Mullatti, Consultant, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, Kings College Hospital, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, UK Epilepsy Surgery Network 

Stereoelectroencephelography in patients undergoing minimally invasive epilepsy surgery

Dr Nandini Mullatti

Radiofrequency thermocoagulation in the surgical treatment of refractory insula epilepsy

Professor Bertrand Devaux, Neurosurgeon, University of Paris - Hospital Lariboisière 

Stereoelectroencephelography associated thermocoagulation

Mr Harutomo Hasegawa, Consultant Neurosurgeon, King's College Hospital, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session
Close of meeting




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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