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