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Track 1: Epilepsy: A brain disorder

Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder. This session is an effort to address all areas related to Epilepsy and includes overview of Epilepsy in brain, Maldevelopment of CNS, Epileptogenesis, Genomics, Neuropsychology, Etiology and its Epidemiology. And how the Epileptic networks and Neuronal circuits are wired in the “normal” brain is essential to determine how a fault in this wiring leads to chronic seizures.

Track 2: Epilepsy and its Syndromes

This session includes various types of seizures like Epileptic Seizures, Generalized and Focal Seizures, Absence and Myoclonic Seizures, Nonepileptic Seizures, Temporal lobe Epilepsy, Reflex and Photosensitive Epilepsy along with the syndromes like Angelman Syndrome, Benign Rolandic Epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome having unique combinations of symptoms.

Track 3: Underlying Causes of Epilepsy

Epilepsy is also a medical condition that affects the brain. There are various types of epilepsies with many different causes which include Prenatal Injuries, Hereditary and Genetic causes, Mutations, Environmental causes and also it may happen due to any Infection or Inflammation.

Track 4: Semiology, Pathophysiology and Disease Mechanisms

This session will review the Cellular mechanisms for seizure activity, with specific attention to ion channel defects, the essential currency of Neuronal Excitability, Clinical manifestations, Apoptosis signaling pathways, Inflammatory and mTOR pathways.

Track 5: Advanced Approaches towards Diagnostic Studies

Diagnostic services to detect brain abnormalities include Electroencephalogram(EEG), Functional MRI, Functional dichotomy, Multimodal imaging, Positron emission tomography, Computerized tomography (CT) scan, Single-photon emission and Computerized Tomography. Neuropsychological Tests help doctors determine which areas of your brain are affected.

Track 6: Prevention and Management of epilepsy

This session includes some measures like Prenatal care, Stress Management and Relaxation, Automobile safety, Balanced diet and Exercise. The Biomarkers of Seizure onset and Epileptogenesis serve as therapeutic targets for the development of new anti-epileptogenic and anti-seizure compounds.

Track 7: Diseases Associated with Epilepsy

The incidence of neurobehavioral disorders like Psychiatric Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Mood disorders and Movement Disorders is higher in patients with epilepsy than in the general population. Epilepsy is also associated with Depression, Obesity, Hemiplegia and Migraine. And Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a fatal complication of epilepsy.

Track 8: Epilepsy in Women and Inborn

We are committed in addressing the unique health concerns of women with epilepsy like Impact of seizures on pregnancy, Psychological Implications, Foetal biological changes in carrier and Hormonal imbalance. 

Track 9: Novel Therapeutic Strategies

Novel therapies for seizures and the neurological comorbidities of epilepsy like Gene therapy, Stem Cells to the Rescue, Brain Stimulation, MicroRNA regulation, Immunotherapy are desperately needed. Surgical procedures are another dimension in treatment. And the Ketogenic diet, Rehabilitation and the Seizure Altering Devices are also having the utmost importance. 

Track 10: Impact of the Epilepsies on daily life

Epilepsy can impact Mental Health, Driving and Recreation, Education and Employment, Marital Status and Pregnancy. Epilepsy can also result in Stigmatization and social exclusion with deleterious effects on an individual's confidence and self-esteem. Moreover, the Burden of epilepsy extends on the far side the results of seizures themselves.

Track 11: Epilepsy Imitators

Some medical conditions like Behavioral, Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders, Paroxysmal Movement Disorders, Syncope and Anoxic Seizures mimic certain aspects of seizures but may not be associated with an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. Sleep and Migraine associated Disorders share many clinical symptoms and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of Epilepsy.



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