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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