2011 Research Retreat

 

October 27-28, 2011


Abstracts for each poster presentation are available here

 

POSTER SESSION

 

Thalamic GABA in human epilepsy

 

PET imaging of microglial activation and glutamate receptor density in medically refractory epilepsy patients and healthy controls

 

Multimodality functional mapping of language: Comparison of available methods

 

3-dimensional color movies of intracranial EEG for localizing seizures

 

Neural mechanisms of visual and auditory awareness: Searching for common ground

 

Expansion of intracranial electrode arrays at a single institution: Evidence for epileptogenic networks

 

A possible lack of intracranial EEG support for a resting state network observed with fMRI

 

Nasal midazolam as a seizure-aborting therapy and comparison with oral and rectal benzodiazepines in adults

 

Brain stimulation for epilepsy: Update on responsive neurostimulation & deep brain stimulation

 

Driving safety evaluation on the inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit

 

Executive functioning in temporal lobe epilepsy patients with right and left mesial temporal sclerosis

 

Neural correlates of cognitive abnormality in temporal lobe epilepsy: Evidence from fMRI intrinsic connectivity analysis

 

Potential genetic etiologies for Rasmussen's encephalitis

 

Exploring the seizure network in a novel animal model of temporal lobe epilepsy

 

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy identifies neuronal progenitor cells in the live human brain

 

 

Abstracts for each slide presentation are available here

PRESENTATIONS

 

SESSION I: IMAGING

 

Metabolic imaging at high field: Detection of neuronal injury and dysfunction

 

Networks in epilepsy: A factor analysis in MTLE

 

Methods for tract-based quantification of white matter from DTI

 

EEG, fMRI, and behavior in childhood absence epilepsy

 

Novel approaches to measuring local neuronal injury and dysfunction

 

Task-induced and task-evoked electrophysiological responses from intracranial electrodes and their relationship to functional MRI

 

SESSION II: CLINICAL/ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

 

Psychiatric comorbidity and seizure outcome

 

Patient awareness of seizures

 

The antiepileptic drug database and CARET (computer assisted rational epilepsy therapy) program

 

The metabolome of epileptic seizures in humans and animals

 

Intracranial EEG in acute brain injury & multimodality monitoring of acute symptomatic seizures

 

Genetics of epilepsy

 

Spatial distribution of intracranially detected interictal spikes is related to the seizure onset area

 

SESSION III: ANIMAL MODELS

 

Cortical and subcortical mechanisms of impaired consciousness in limbic seizures

 

Glutamine synthetase, astrocytes, and epilepsy: Mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches

 

The Sloviter model

 

Evaluation of post-ictal respiratory and cardiac activity in centrally serotonin neuron deficient mice

 

Where fMRI and electrophysiology agree to disagree: Corticothalamic and striatal activity patterns in the WAG/Rij rat

 

GABAergic interneuron replacement in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy

 

SESSION IV: NEW DIRECTIONS aka "DATA FREE ZONE"

 

Genetics of common epilepsy

 

The future of viral vector therapy for epilepsy

 

Solving SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy)

 

SIRPIDs (stimulus-induced rhythmic, periodic or ictal discharges): Nature & clinical significance

 

Autism and epilepsy

 

Ambulatory seizure counting device

 

Optogenetic testing of the network inhibition hypothesis in a mouse model of limbic seizures