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The Insula and its Epilepsies - Epilepsy Specialist Symposium 2017

The symposium focuses on seizures originating in the insula and presents information on the best strategy to investigate such seizures with both non-invasive and invasive methods. It will inform about surgical and minimally invasive approaches and outcomes of epilepsy surgery in the insula. The symposium will be rich in case presentations to educate about clinical manifestations of insular seizures. The function of the insula and possible consequences such as SUDEP will also be discussed.

Following participation in this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize intracranial EEG patterns of insular epilepsy
  • Identify the ictal and interictal semiology of insular seizures
  • Delineate the appropriate invasive and non-invasive diagnostic work-ups for insular epilepsy
  • Draw the functional anatomy of the insula
  • Describe surgical approaches to insular epilepsy and restate their outcome(s)
Neurologists, epileptologists, pediatric neurologists, nurses, psychologists/neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners/physician assistants
Co-chairs: Barbara Jobst, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, and Fred Lado, M.D., Ph.D.