107 New Innovations in Epilepsy Surgery

Monday, April 30
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: 297; Ernest N. Morial

Fee: $100
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $100
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD, FAANS

Panelist(s): P. David Adelson, MD, FAANS; P. Sarat Chandra, MD (India); Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD, FAANS

This seminar will focus on the surgical approaches to epilepsy that do not involve removal of tissue. Various electrical stimulation techniques will be discussed, as well as procedures currently under investigation, such as radiosurgery and cerebral cooling. More traditional non-resective techniques, such as corpus callosotomy and multiple sub-pial transection, also will be included in this comprehensive discussion. Neurosurgical leaders in the respective fields will present the latest information on these topics.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the indications and approaches to electrical stimulation in the surgical treatment of epilepsy.
  • Discuss the current experimental therapies being developed as non-resective strategies and review the currently approved non-resective surgical treatments of epilepsy.