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Children With Epilepsy – the Standards of Care and Novel Therapies

August 2nd, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018
Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The 1st Slovene Symposium on Childhood Epilepsies, that will be held in Ljubljana on 16th of November 2018, will focus on the state of the art medicine related to childhood epilepsies, from basic science to clinical application.

The topics of the Symposium  will discuss management of the first seizure, the basic principles of AED therapy and personalised therapy approaches, as well as future therapies of epilepsy. We will also discuss management of refractory epilepsies, from surgical treatment to treatment with cannabidiol. Slovenia has a long tradition in treating children with epilepsy. We have closely collaborated with many epilepsy centers in Europe and United States.

The Symposium is intended for anyone taking care of childhood epilepsy patients, from those with years of experience to those in training.

More info:

Program PDF

epilepsija, kongres, Simpozij

Epilepsija pri otrocih PDF knjižica

December 18th, 2016

Otroci z epilepsijo

November 8th, 2015

Starše otrok in mladostnikov, ki so v zadnjem letu na novo zboleli za epilepsijo vabimo na srečanje staršev, ki bo v soboto 21.11.2015 ob 9.30 uri.


Srečanje pripravlja Društvo Liga proti epilepsiji Slovenije v Seminarju 1, Pediatrična klinika, Bohoričeva 20, Ljubljana

Skupino bosta vodili zdravnica pedonevrologinja in klinična psihologinja. Ob pregledu filma z različnimi oblikami epileptičnih napadov pri otrocih in mladostnikih, bosta opozorili na nekatere pomembne značilnosti epilepsije. Starši boste lahko postavili vprašanja v zvezi z boleznijo pri vašem otroku ali mladostniku.


Vljudno vabljeni!





Svetlana Simić Klobučarič, univ.dipl.soc.del.

Društvo Liga proti epilepsiji Slovenije


Šola otroške epileptologije

May 5th, 2013

Sekcija za otroško nevrologijo Slovenskega zdravniškega društva pripravlja šolo otroške nevrologije z naslovom Epilepsija pri otroku in mladostniku 10.5.2013. Program je v priponki.


6th Practical Postgraduate Epilepsy School

October 18th, 2011


Ulica stare pravde 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Spletna stran:




6th Practical Postgraduate Epilepsy School

(International conference in tradition of Ecole Pratique Jean Bancaud

Preddvor, October 20th – 22th  2011


Faculty: Bartolomei F., Canevini M. P., Cavanna A. E., Chauvel P., Čelan Stropnik S., Delalande O., Feucht M., Fohlen M., Gosar D., Grošelj J., Lax Pericall T., Lorber B., Koch Stoecker S., Kržan M.,  Kumperščak H., Marusič P., Pauli E., Ravnik I. M., Tomori M., Tretnjak V., Ziherl S.


Thursday, October 20th 2011




08.15 Opening
08.30 Psychopathology in people with epilepsy: neurobiological – clinical correlations (A. E. Cavanna)
09.15 Differential diagnosis of epilepsy – related psychiatric disturbances and episodic psychiatric disorders that may mimic epilepsy (M. P. Canevini)
10.00 Discussion
10.15 Coffee
10.45 Psychiatric co – morbidity in children with epilepsy (T. Lax Pericall)
11.15 Neuropsychopharmacology: Effect of combined use AEDs and psychotrophic drugs in in children and adolescents with epilepsy (H. Kumperščak)


Neuropsychopharmacology: Effect of combined use AEDs and psychotrophic drugs in adults with epilepsy  (S. Čelan Stropnik, J. Kordič)Perception of side – effects in epilepsy patients and depression (P. Marusič)
12.00 Break



Legal psychiatric aspects: epilepsy and behaviour (S. Ziherl / M. Tomori)Psychological effects of VNS in people with epilepsy and psychiatric disorders (literature) ? KRŽAN et al CONFIRMATION PENDING

Epilepsy and suicide LORBER et al.

12.50 What is available? What works? Indications for psychotherapy, behavioural and sociotherapy and neuropsychological rehabilitation in patients with epilepsy        (A. E. Cavanna)
13.20 Discussion
13.30 Lunch


Psychosocial risk factors for mental and developmental disorders in children and adolescents with epilepsy  (M.Tomori et al)From multicausality to coordinated multidisciplinary  management in children with epilepsy and psychiatric co – morbidity (T. Lax Pericall) PENDING
15.45 Neuro – surgery of epilepsy and surgical approaches in various neuropsychiatric syndromes (classical surgery, DBS, VNS, …) (O. Delalande)
16.15 Coffee
16.30 Emotion and affect in temporal lobe epilepsy and its postoperative changes         (E. Pauli) 
16.45 Why do we speak about epilepsy and (neuro)psychiatry here and now? (I. M. Ravnik, J. Grošelj)
17.00  Roundtable: We have a common patient out there: problems in comprehensive care between neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, psychology, social work. What is really done? Overview of existing structures supporting multidisciplinary management of people with epilepsy with psychiatric co – morbidity in the countries of the region / adults, children and adolescents. Examples of good comprehensive neuropsychiatric practice (pediatric, adult) in institution, in the community  FACULTY
17.45 Discussion
18.00 Adjourn












Neuro- anatomo – psycho – physiological substrates of normal behaviour and cognition and their dysfunctions  (Z. Pirtošek)From anatomo – electrical hypothesis to clinical practice and real life with cognitive / emotional / behavioural co-morbidity in children with severe epilepsy (I. M. Ravnik)

Meet over a glass of wine, fruits and cheese




Friday, October 21st 2011


8.00 Neuroanatomo / psycho / physiological substrates for dysfunctional behaviour and cognition in people with epilepsy and psychiatric co – morbidity (A. E. Cavanna)
8.45 Fear in epilepsy. A contribution o understand behavioural and cognitive symptoms in people with epilepsy according to localizations (F. Bartolomei)
9.15 Coffee
9.30 Parallel workshops in small groups
Workshop 1Pediatric: Patient with epilepsy and cognitive / behavioural / psychiatric co – morbidity (NES included), candidate for surgery – pre-surgical epilepsy monitoring and surgical decisions (include psychotic, aggressive, depressed, NES, GGsy, …  cases contributed (M. Fohlen, ?M. Feucht,  ?I. M. Ravnik)
Workshop 2Adult: Patient with epilepsy and cognitive / behavioural / psychiatric co – morbidity (NES included), candidate for surgery – pre-surgical epilepsy monitoring and surgical decisions (include psychotic, aggressive, depressed, NES, GGsy, …patients contributed (M. P. Canevini, P. Marusič, F. Bartolomei ?,          P. Cauvel ?)
11.30 Case reports
12.30 Lunch
14.30 Parallel workshops in small groups 1,2 EXCHANGE
15.30 Coffee
15.45 Parallel workshops in small groups CONTINUE
16.45 Workshops report
17.15 Case reports
18.15 Is it possible to predict postoperative psychiatric course and postoperative seizure – outcome by pre-surgical psychiatric morbidity and are there effective therapeutic instruments to cope with it? (Is it possible to prevent psychiatric co – morbidity (to occur, to deteriorate) during pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical phases)         (S. Koch Stoecker)


Frontiers  between epilepsy and psychiatry : example of postictal psychosis         (P. Chauvel)Adjourn
20.30 Social event


Saturday, October 22th 2011


08.30 Workshops
08.30 Workshop 3Anatomo – electro – clinical correlations (AECC) in epileptic syndromes with cognitive symptomatology (”encephalopathies”) – differential diagnosis with lesional epilepsies (children, adults) (include LKS, IS, atyp Rolandic, temporal w clinical suggesting generalized, frontal, double pathology – pitfalls, chances of surgery) (M. Fohlen, O. Delalande, I. M. Ravnik, J. Grošelj, V. Tretnjak, et al)
09.3010.00 CoffeeWorkshop 4

Practical management of a patient with cognitive / behavioural /psychiatric co – morbidity in an epilepsy monitoring unit (M. Feucht, P. Marusič, S.Koch Stoecker)

11.00 Specific questions on surgical candidates with psychiatric co – morbidity and / or intellectual disability  guided discussion  of submitted selected Case reports Moderated by M. Fohlen, S. Koch Stoecker, A. E. Cavanna, T. Lax Pericall, O. Delalande
12.30 Lunch





Cognitive / emotional/ behavioural phenomena (incl. complications) in epilepsy patients and family members during pre-surgical and surgical management of severe epilepsy in a foreign linguistic/cultural environment (V. Tretnjak, D. Gosar)Open forum on epilepsy and psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, liaison, role of psychiatrist, clinical / neuro/ psychologist in the team (S. Koch Stoecker, M. Feucht, M. Fohlen, P. Marusič, E. Pauli, V. Tretnjak, I. M . Ravnik)
16.00 Coffee
16.15 Epilepsy surgery in a patient with intellectual disability or / and psychiatric comorbidity, surgeonś experience and views (O. Delalande)
16. 45 Beyond epilepsy and psychiatry – Philosophy of / from the implanted brain – new approaches to understand brain in function and disease (P. Chauvel)
17.15 General discussion
17.45 Feedback
18.00 Adjourn




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Symposium on epilepsies, epileptic syndromes and EEG

February 28th, 2011
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Symposium on epilepsies, epileptic syndromes and EEG, to be held in Split, Croatia, on April 8th-9th, 2011. In the course of this two-day symposium, all the participants will have an exceptional opportunity to hear the lectures by six most eminent professors in the field of epilepsy and EEG, willing to provide them with invaluable insights into the most recent developments in the above-mentioned field. Therefore, we would like to invite all profiles of medical staff associted with EEG-PSG to attend the symposium as the lectures will be focused on the fields of their interest.

The Symposium is taking place in the beautiful city of Split, the largest Dalmatian city and the second-largest urban centre in Croatia.

Split is also one of the oldest cities in the area and is considered to be just over 1,700 years old. The ancient Palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian is a part of the historical complex of Split and it dominates the centre of the town. The Palace was built as a massive structure, much like a Roman military fortress. It faces the sea on its south side, with its walls 170 to 200 meters (570 to 700 feet) long, and 15 to 20 meters (50 to 70 feet) high. Just in front of its walls there is Riva, one of the most popular places to enjoy a sunny day with a cup of excellent coffee. The most popular tourist attractions inside the Palace are Peristyle and the Cathedral of St. Dominis, as well as other beautiful substructures of Diocletian’s Palace. In 1979, UNESCO declared the historic centre of Split a World Heritage Monument.

There is no doubt that your stay in this beautiful town during the symposium will be the most pleasuarable one. Thus, let us once again express our warmest and most heartfelt welcome to all of you.

Sincerely Yours,
Biserka Rešić and David Neubauer

Invited Speakers

Prof. Michelle Bureau
Centre Saint-Paul, Hopital Henri Gastaut, Marseille, France.

Prof. Pierre Genton
Hopital Henri Gastaut-Centre Saint Paul, Marseille, France.

Prof. Raili Riikonen
Children’s Hospital, University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland.

Prof. Bernhard Schmitt
Department of Neurology, University Children’s Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.

Prof. John Stephenson
Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow. Consultant in Paediatric Neurology Emeritus, Fraser of Allander Neurosciences Unit, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Scotland.

Prof. Al de Weerd
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology & Sleep Centre, SEIN, Zwolle, The Netherlands.

» Program in PDF format

dogodki, electroencephalography, epilepsija, kongresi

International Symposium on Neonatal Seizures and Related Disorders

August 16th, 2010

International Symposium on Neonatal Seizures and Related Disorders ( ISNS )

– Cutting Edge in Seizure Detection , Management and Neuroprotection –

[ The 14th Annual Meeting of the Infantile Seizure Society ( ISS )

in Collaboration with ILAE , Pediatrics Commission ]

01. Dates :  April 8 ( Fri ) – 10 ( Sun ), 2011

April 8 ( Fri ) – Satellite educational course on neonatal EEG

( in Japanese )

02. Venue :  Ariyama Memorial Hall & Century Tower,

Juntendo University Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

03. President :  Professor Shinichi NIIJIMA,

Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University

Nerima Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

04. Main topics :

Neonatal seizures – Early detection, identification, long-term monitoring, differential diagnosis, management, outcomes, etiology, pathogenesis of neonatal encephalopathies, epilepsies of very early infantile onset

05. Program :

The faculty will be composed of prominent international experts invited by the joint team of ILAE, Pediatrics Commission and the ISNS scientific committee, including : Keynote lecture by Kazuyoshi WATANABE ( Nagoya ), special lectures, didactic lectures, symposia, luncheon seminars, etc

06. Target attendees :

Physicians, researchers, nurses, assistants and students who are involved or interested in child neurology, epileptology, perinatal medicine, NICU care, basic developmental neuroscience.

07. Official language :   English only

08. Call for free papers :

Only electronic application on line will be accepted.

Instructions are available after September 15, 2010, at ISS & ISNS website <>

09. Deadline for abstract submission :   December 20, 2010

10. Deadline for early registration :   December 20, 2010

11. Registration :   See the details at <>

Early ( before 12/20 ) Late ( after 12/21 )

ISS/AOCNA members 18,000 JP\ 22,000 JP\

Non-members 21,000 JP\ 25,000 JP\

Students 5,000 JP\

Residents 10,000 JP\

12. Fellowships for younger attendees ( < 35 y.o.) are available.

13. Host organizations :

Infantile Seizure Society ( ISS ),

in collaboration with International League Against Epilepsy ( ILAE )

14. ISNS Secretariat :


Yoshiyuki OHTOMO, MD

Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Medical School,

Nerima Hosptal, 3-1-10, Takanodai, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 177-0033

15. ISS & ISNS Website :   <>

16. ISS Secretariat :



Child Neurology Institute

6-12-17-201 Minami-Shinagawa, Shingawa-ku,

Tokyo, 140-0004, Japan

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5th Postgraduate Practical Epilepsy School, Slovenia

July 26th, 2010

5th Postgraduate Practical Epilepsy School, Slovenia,

in the tradition of Ecole Pratique Jean Bancaud, Sept 23-26, 2010


Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

SATELLITE: Emotion described, measured, understood – and influenced by

psychotherapy, pharmacology, other interventions

09 : 00 – 09 : 30  Neurobiology of emotion, imaging mood and emotion  (M Bresjanac, Ljubljana)

09 : 30 – 09 : 50  Emotion as understood by psychology (J Mlakar et al, Ljubljana)

09 : 50 –  10 : 05  Phenomenology of emotion (U Kordeš, Ljubljana)

10 : 05 – 10 : 20  Repertoire and classification of emotions  (to be defined)

10 : 20 –  10 : 35  Self – perception / image and emotion in people with epilepsy people with epilepsy

(L Vrba, Ljubljana )

10 : 35                                      Coffee

11 : 00 – 11 : 30  Assessing mood / emotions in clinical practice / paediatric (V Krkoč, Ljubljana)

11 : 30 – 12 : 00  Assessing mood / emotions in clinical practice / adult (J Bon, A Danieli, Ljubljana)

12 : 00 – 12 : 30   Perception and interpretation of emotions in people with epilepsy (P Marusič et al, Praha)

12 : 00                                       Lunch

14 : 30 – 15 : 15  Emotion as understood and handled by psychotherapy.  Psychotherapies and social

interventions affecting emotion  in people with epilepsy (Z Milivojević, Novi Sad, Ljubljana)

15 : 15 –  16 : 00  Pharmacology of mood and emotion in people with epilepsy – paediatric / adult

(H Kumperščak, B Kores Plesničar, Maribor, Ljubljana)

16 : 00 – 16 : 30  AEDs – clinically relevant interactions with psychopharmacological  drugs (M L Kržan,

M Pišljar, J Grošelj et al, Ljubljana, Idrija)

16 : 30 – 17 : 00  General discussion

5th PRACTICAL EPILEPSY SCHOOL Emotions, Mood and Seizures

18 : 30  Introducing the 5th Epilepsy School (Lord Mayor, Ministry, Slovenian League,…)

18 : 45 – 19:45 Laugh and fear : from seizure to mood : Philippe Kahane (Grenoble), Fabrice Bartolomei


19 : 45 – 20:45 Physiology of prefronto-temporal systems related to emotion and memory (Z Pirtošek,


20 : 45                                               Get together

Friday, September 24th, 2010

08 : 30 – 09 : 30  Anatomy of the limbic system (O Delalande, Paris)

09 : 30 – 10 : 30  Video session: recognizing emotion from video (faculty, students)

10 : 30 – 12 : 00 Small group work on clinical cases ( P Marusič, P Kahane,  IM Ravnik ( Praha, Grenoble,


12 : 30                                               Lunch

14 : 00 – 16 : 00   Small group work

16 . 00                  Coffee

16 : 30 – 18 : 30   Plenary Workshop : presentations and discussion

18 : 30 – 18 :  45  Socio-psychological perceptions of epileptic seizure (J Bečaj, Ljubljana)

18 : 45 – 19 :  45  From seizure to mood: developmental aspects specific to children (M Fohlen, IM Ravnik

V G Tretnjak, Paris, Ljubljana)

20 : 30                                               Social event and dinner

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

08 : 00 – 09 : 00  Clinical  epileptology: differential diagnosis of psychiatric disorders (M Feucht, Vienna)

09 : 00 – 09 : 45  Other emotions and epilepsy (F Bartolomei, P Kahane, Marseille, Grenoble)

09 : 45 – 10 : 30 Emotions and epilepsy : from anatomy to neurophysiology and clinical phenomenon

10 : 30                                              Coffee

10 : 30 – 12 : 30  Small group work on clinical cases (F Bartolomei, M Feucht, P Chauvel, Marseille, Vienna)

12 : 30                                             Lunch

14 : 00 – 16 : 00  Students’ seminar ( P Marusič, P Kahane, B Lorber, M Kržan, Praha, Grenoble, Ljubljana)

17 : 00 – 17 : 45   Mood, emotions, aggression, auto-aggression  in people with epilepsy (M Feucht, Vienna)

18 : 00 – 18 : 30  Effects of antiepileptic drugs on mood/ emotion in people with epilepsy

(D Gosar, V G Tretnjak, IM Ravnik B Lorbe, Ljubljanar)

18 : 30 – 19 : 00  Mood and emotion related to epilepsy surgery ( O Delalande and Faculty)

19 : 30                       Adjourn

20 : 30   Autobiographic Monodrama “I, the Victim” (author and actor Simona Scott Semenič, Slovenian

Playwrights National Award Winner 2009 and 2010, Ljubljana)

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

09 : 00 – 10 : 00   From Psychobiology to Psychology and Philosophy of  Emotion (Patrick Chauvel, Marseille)

10 : 00 – 12 : 00   Open forum on emotions and epilepsy (P Chauvel,faculty, guests)

12 : 00                  Closure

Final programme subject to modification

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O kirurgiji epilepsij

February 21st, 2010
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V logisticnem pomenu je “redka bolezen” – operabilna otroska epilepsija – izjemen izziv za zdravstveno sluzbo majhne drzave, ki mora zagotoviti najbolj kakovostno obravavo v centrih, ki imajo za to delo dovolj izkusenj – ti pa se lahko razvijejo le v okoljih z dovolj napotitvami, torej v tujini. Slovenija je premajhna, da bi bilo strokovno in ekonomsko racionalno razvijati specializirane time za vse zapletene diagnosticne posege in kirursko zdravljenje otroske epilepsije. Predpogoja “najmanj 25 operacij letno” (in ob tem se stevilnih intenzivnih diagnosticnih obravnav) pri tako majhni populaciji ne dosegamo, zato smo nujno navezani na kolaborativno delovanje v mednarodnih mrezah. Seveda, ce v drzavi ni posluha za bolj podjetne zamisli in realno podporo organizaciji, s katero bi lastno znanje razsirili in delovali za paciente v sirsi regiji. Interes bolnikov v regiji obstaja, prihajajo v Slovenijo po druga mnenja in nasvete. A ze dolgo je tako, da v Sloveniji sirsih pogledov zdravstvena politika ni nikoli podprla, celo takrat ne, ko je slo za velika in svetovno uveljavljena imena (nevrokirurgija). Danes kadrovska zasedba komaj zadosca za predpripravo nasih bolnikov, ki jih utemeljeno posiljamo na nadaljnje obravnave v tujino. Stroka niti pri tem nikoli doslej ni dobila podpore managementa. Kje smo se, ce bi hoteli to ponuditi sirsi regiji.

Bilo bi zelo narobe, ce bi v casu “varcevalnih ukrepov” v casu svetovne financne krize omejitve zaceli izvajati pri tistih bolnikih, ki so najbolj ranljivi in pri katerih je utemeljeno pricakovati veliko izboljsanje zdravja. Zelo narobe bi bilo, ko bi nedavno zaceta javna diskusija (npr Spomenka Hribar, gotovo dobronamerno) temeljila na slabi obvescenosti.

Dejstvo, da gredo skrbno izbrani otroci z epilepsijo na zdravljenje v najboljse tuje centre, je namrec tudi dokaz kakovosti nasega zdravstva.
Nasa razmisljanja na temo “to be or not to be… an orphan” so bila dobro sprejeta tudi v mednarodnih krogih, zlasti v Skandinaviji. Razmislja se o nasem predlogu za ciljno projektno delo majhnih drzav na to temo.

prim Igor M Ravnik, vodja Centra za epilepsije otrok in mladostnikov
predsednik, drustvo Liga proti epilepsiji Slovenije
Ambasador epilepsije, Mednarodna Liga proti epilepsiji

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3rd Zagreb International Symposium in Epilepsy

April 14th, 2009

3rd Zagreb International Symposium in Epilepsy

SEPTEMBER 24-25TH, 2009

Thursday, September 24th

16h Johannes Schramm, MD, Head, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Presidential Lecture: “History of epilepsy surgery”

17h Hrvoje Hećimović, MD PhD, Head, Zagreb Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia
“Why do we need epilepsy surgery program”

Friday, September 25th

09h Joseph Price, D Phil, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
“Neuroanatomy of limbic circuits“

10h Cigdem Ozkara, MD PhD, Department of Neurology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
“Mesial temporal lobe epilepsies and presurgical evaluation”

11h Christoph Baumgartner, MD, Head, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Vienna University, Vienna, Austria
“Neocortical epilepsies and preoperative algorithm“

12h Frank Gilliam, MD MPH, Head, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, The Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
„Implantation of invasive electrodes and intracranial monitoring“

Lunch break

14h Johannes Schramm, MD, Head, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
“Mesial temporal lobe resections and epilepsy surgery”

15h Jeffrey Ojemann, MD, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA
„Surgical treatment of neocortical epilepsies“

16h Discussion

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