Epilepsy

General information about sub-specialty

This subspecialty concerns the diagnosis and management of epileptic seizures and epilepsy, as well as psychogenic non-epileptic events (also known as non-epileptic attacks, pseudoseizures or dissociative seizures) and other seizure mimics.

Key clinical and research areas within epilepsy include electroencephalography (EEG)/video-EEG telemetry and other neurophysiological investigations (e.g., evoked potientials, transcranial magnetic stimulation), brain imaging, genetics, pharmacological treatment with anti-seizure medications (ASMs), resective epilepsy surgery, neurostimulation devices, dietary therapies, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry, specific issues relating to women and girls with epilepsy, status epilepticus, acute symptomatic seizures, autoimmune-associated epilepsy, epileptogenesis, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), epilepsy comorbidities, epidemiology, healthcare organisation and delivery, and driving regulations.

Furthermore, presurgical evaluation in drug-refractory epilepsy with intracranial electrodes offers a window to brain research by recording from small areas of cortex or even single neurons. Next to monitoring epileptic activity, physiological and cognitive processes can be studied within the human brain.

About the EAN Scientific Panel Epilepsy

The epilepsy SP actively promotes and supports epilepsy-related issues as well as educational and scientific activities within the framework of EAN.

The panel substantially contributes to the Scientific Programme at EAN congresses and other EAN educational activites. It develops clinical guidelines in collaboration with other European medical associations, including ILAE-Europe, European Academy of Nuclear Medicine, the European Sleep Research Society and the European Paediatric Neurology Society.

Group members, including the RRFS members, are strongly encouraged to engage in the activities promoted by the panel and to contribute to the sharing of advances in the field of epilepsy via the Breaking News and Neurology Update sections of the EAN website, and to engage in the activities promoted by the panel.

The panel meets during the EAN congress and has currently 4 working groups.

Management Group

Rüegg, Stephan

Co-Chair

Rüegg, Stephan (MD, Prof, FEAN FAES)
Basel, Switzerland
Steinhoff, Bernhard

Co-Chair

Steinhoff, Bernhard (MD, Prof)
Kehl-Kork, Germany
Beghi, Ettore

Management Group Member

Beghi, Ettore (MD, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Bjork, Marte

Management Group Member

Bjork, Marte (M.D. PhD, FEAN)
Bergen, Norway
Carreño Martínez, Mar

Management Group Member

Carreño Martínez, Mar (MD, PhD)
Barcelona, Spain
Kälviäinen, Reetta K.

Panel Member (Institution)

Kälviäinen, Reetta K. (MD, Prof)
Kuopio, Finland

RRFS Representative

McGinty, Ronan N
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Rubboli, Guido

Management Group Member

Rubboli, Guido (MD, Prof)
Dianalund, Denmark
Walker, Matthew C.

ILAE representative

Walker, Matthew C. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
 

Individual panel members

Abdellatif, Doaa

Panel Member (Individual)

Abdellatif, Doaa (Dr)
Cairo, Egypt
Beniczky, Sándor

Panel Member (Individual)

Beniczky, Sándor (Professor)
Dianalund, Denmark
Boon, Paul A.J.M.

Panel Member (Individual)

Boon, Paul A.J.M. (MD,PhD,Prof, FEAN)
Gent, Belgium
Cock, Hannah

Panel Member (Individual)

Cock, Hannah (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Depondt, Chantal

Panel Member (Institution)

Depondt, Chantal (MD)
Brussels, Belgium
ELSherif, Mohammed

Panel Member (Individual)

ELSherif, Mohammed (MD,PhD, FAAN)
Mansoura, Egypt
Eschle, Daniel

Panel Member (Individual)

Eschle, Daniel (MD)
Zürich, Switzerland
Gschwind, Markus

Panel Member (Individual)

Gschwind, Markus (M.D., PD)
Aarau, Switzerland
Holtkamp, Martin

Panel Member (Individual)

Holtkamp, Martin (MD, Prof)
Berlin, Germany
Kellinghaus, Christoph

Panel Member (Individual)

Kellinghaus, Christoph (PD MD)
Osnabrück, Germany
Kruja, Jera

Panel Member (Individual)

Kruja, Jera (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tirana, Albania

Panel Member (Individual)

Mantoan Ritter, Laura (MD MRCP PhD)
London, United Kingdom
Matricardi, Sara

Panel Member (Individual)

Matricardi, Sara (MD, PhD)
Ancona, Italy
MELETTI, STEFANO

Panel Member (Individual)

MELETTI, STEFANO (Professor)
Modena, Italy
Mula, Marco

Panel Member (Individual)

Mula, Marco (MD PhD FRCP FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Noachtar, Soheyl

Panel Member (Individual)

Noachtar, Soheyl (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Munich, Germany

Panel Member (Individual)

Nobili, Lino
Genova, Italy
Papacostas, Savvas

Panel Member (Individual)

Papacostas, Savvas (MD, Professor)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Pasini, Francesco

Panel Member (Individual)

Pasini, Francesco (MD)
Milano, Italy
Rektor, Ivan

Panel Member (Individual)

Rektor, Ivan (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Rémi, Jan

Panel Member (Individual)

Rémi, Jan (MD)
Munich, Germany
Ryvlin, Philippe

Panel Member (Individual)

Ryvlin, Philippe (MD, PhD, Prof, FEAN)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Strzelczyk, Adam

Panel Member (Individual)

Strzelczyk, Adam
Frankfurt, Germany
Taubøll, Erik

Panel Member (Individual)

Taubøll, Erik (MD, Prof, FAN)
Oslo, Norway
von Oertzen, Tim

Panel Member (Individual)

von Oertzen, Tim (MD, FRCP, FEAN)
Linz, Austria
Vonck, Kristl

Panel Member (Individual)

Vonck, Kristl (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Gent, Belgium

RRFS members

Antunes Cunha, Ines

RRFS Member

Antunes Cunha, Ines
Coimbra, Portugal
Apostolakopoulou, Loukia

RRFS Member

Apostolakopoulou, Loukia
Athens, Greece
Elkady, Ahmed

RRFS Member

Elkady, Ahmed (M.Sc.)
Cairo, Egypt
Elmali, Ayse Deniz

RRFS Member

Elmali, Ayse Deniz (MD)
Istanbul, Turkey
Falcicchio, Giovanni

RRFS Member

Falcicchio, Giovanni (Dr)
Bari, Italy
Ferreira, Axel

RRFS Member

Ferreira, Axel (MD)
Porto, Portugal

RRFS Member

Fontanelli, Lorenzo (MD)
Capannoli, Italy
Isayan, Mariam

RRFS Member

Isayan, Mariam (MD)
Yerevan, Armenia
Kobulashvili, Teia

RRFS Member

Kobulashvili, Teia (Dr)
Salzburg, Austria
Koduri, Venkata Krishna Chaitanya

RRFS Member

Koduri, Venkata Krishna Chaitanya (MD, DM, MRCP(SCE Neurology))
Hyderabad, India

RRFS Member

Maccabeo, Alessandra
Sassari, Italy
Marsico, Oreste

RRFS Member

Marsico, Oreste (MD)
Catanzaro, Italy

RRFS Member

Pascazio, Alessia
Pisa, Italy
Pinna, Francesca

RRFS Member

Pinna, Francesca
Osilo, Italy
Tinti, Lorenzo

RRFS Member

Tinti, Lorenzo (MD)
Milano, Italy

RRFS Member

Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon (MD, MSc)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Villa, Davide

RRFS Member

Villa, Davide (MD)
Milan, Italy
Vogrig, Alberto

RRFS Member

Vogrig, Alberto (MD, PhD)
Udine, Italy

Partner Society Representatives

Menon, Bindu

AOAN Representative

Menon, Bindu (Professor)
Nellore, India
Lagae, Lieven

EPNS representative

Lagae, Lieven (MD)
Leuven, Belgium

Patient Representative

Institutional panel members

Ašmane, Santa

Panel Member (Institution)

Ašmane, Santa (MD)
Riga raj., Latvia
Aurlien, Dag

Panel Member (Institution)

Aurlien, Dag (MD PhD)
Stavanger, Norway
Beyenburg, Stefan

Panel Member (Institution)

Beyenburg, Stefan
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Biethahn, Silke

Panel Member (Institution)

Biethahn, Silke (Dr.)
Aarau, Switzerland

Panel Member (Institution)

Bochenek, Anna
Pruszków, Poland
Bratu, Ionut-Flavius

Panel Member (Institution)

Bratu, Ionut-Flavius (MD)
Bucharest, Romania
Brazdil, Milan

Panel Member (Institution)

Brazdil, Milan (Prof., Ph.D., FRCP)
Brno, Czech Republic
CHIOSA, Vitalie

Panel Member (Institution)

CHIOSA, Vitalie (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Christensen, Jakob

Panel Member (Institution)

Christensen, Jakob (MD)
Aarhus, Denmark
Coelho, Paulo

Panel Member (Institution)

Coelho, Paulo
Porto, Portugal
Depondt, Chantal

Panel Member (Institution)

Depondt, Chantal (MD)
Brussels, Belgium
Di Gennaro, Giancarlo

Panel Member (Institution)

Di Gennaro, Giancarlo
Pozzilli (IS), Italy
Doherty, Colin P

Panel Member (Institution)

Doherty, Colin P (MD FRCPI)
Dublin 8, Ireland
Dubenko, Andriy

Panel Member (Institution)

Dubenko, Andriy (MD, PhD, Prof.)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Erdoğan, Seyda

Panel Member (Institution)

Erdoğan, Seyda
Feketeova, Eva

Panel Member (Institution)

Feketeova, Eva (MD, PhD)
Kosice, Slovakia
Fogarasi, András

Panel Member (Institution)

Fogarasi, András (MD, Prof)
Budapest, Hungary
Guekht, Alla

Panel Member (Institution)

Guekht, Alla (MD, Prof)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Haldre, Sulev

Panel Member (Institution)

Haldre, Sulev (MD, AssProf)
Tartu, Estonia

Panel Member (Institution)

Herskovitz, Moshe
Haifa, Israel
Janszky, József

Panel Member (Institution)

Janszky, József
Hungary
Jasionis, Arminas

Panel Member (Institution)

Jasionis, Arminas (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Kalina, Adam

Panel Member (Institution)

Kalina, Adam (MD)
Prague, Czech Republic
Kälviäinen, Reetta K.

Management Group Member

Kälviäinen, Reetta K. (MD, Prof)
Kuopio, Finland
Khachatryan, Samson

Panel Member (Institution)

Khachatryan, Samson (MD, PhD)
Yerevan, Armenia

Panel Member (Institution)

Kimiskidis, Vasilios
Thessaloniki, Greece
Kondybayeva, Aida

Panel Member (Institution)

Kondybayeva, Aida (MD, PhD)
Amaty, Kazakhstan
Kuzmanova, Rumyana

Panel Member (Institution)

Kuzmanova, Rumyana (MD, Prof.)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Lorber, Bogdan

Panel Member (Institution)

Lorber, Bogdan (MD)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mameniskiene, Ruta

Panel Member (Institution)

Mameniskiene, Ruta (Professor)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Mednieks, Janis

Panel Member (Institution)

Mednieks, Janis (Mr)
Riga, Latvia

Panel Member (Institution)

Meluš, Jaroslav
Bratislava, Slovakia
Michaelides, Costas

Panel Member (Institution)

Michaelides, Costas (MD)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Mindruta, Ioana

Panel Member (Institution)

Mindruta, Ioana
Bucharest, Romania

Panel Member (Institution)

Moloney, Patrick
Dublin, Ireland
Nucera, Bruna

Panel Member (membership pending)

Nucera, Bruna (Dr.)
Merano, Italy
Pataraia, Ekaterina

Panel Member (Institution)

Pataraia, Ekaterina (MD, Prof)
Vienna, Austria
Rejdak, Konrad

Panel Member (Institution)

Rejdak, Konrad (Prof.)
Lublin, Poland
Rheims, Sylvain

Panel Member (Institution)

Rheims, Sylvain
Lyon, France
Ristic, Aleksandar

Panel Member (Institution)

Ristic, Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia
Ristic, Aleksandar

Panel Member (Institution)

Ristic, Aleksandar (MD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Rocamora, Rodrigo

Panel Member (Institution)

Rocamora, Rodrigo
Barcelona, Spain
Rosado Coelho, Cristina

Panel Member (Institution)

Rosado Coelho, Cristina (MD)
Setúbal, Portugal
Schmitz, Bettina

Panel Member (Institution)

Schmitz, Bettina (MD, Prof)
Berlin, Germany
Seeck, Margitta

Panel Member (Institution)

Seeck, Margitta (MD)
Geneva, Switzerland
Silvennoinen, Katri

Panel Member (Institution)

Silvennoinen, Katri (Dr)
Kuopio, Finland
Sokic, Dragoslav

Panel Member (Institution)

Sokic, Dragoslav (MD, Prof)
Belgrade, Serbia
SPILIOTI, MARTHA

Panel Member (Institution)

SPILIOTI, MARTHA (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY)
THESSALONIKI, Greece
Sporiš, Davor

Panel Member (Institution)

Sporiš, Davor
Zagreb, Croatia

Panel Member (Institution)

Steinbart, David
Berlin, Germany
Tezer, F. Irsel

Panel Member (Institution)

Tezer, F. Irsel
Ankara, Turkey
Triantafyllou, Nikolaos

Panel Member (Institution)

Triantafyllou, Nikolaos (MD)
Athens, Greece
Trinka, Eugen

Panel Member (Institution)

Trinka, Eugen (MD, Prof, FRCP)
Salzburg, Austria
van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Vivianne

Panel Member (Institution)

van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Vivianne (MD)
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Vatamanu, Anatol

Panel Member (Institution)

Vatamanu, Anatol (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Vipotnik, Sasa

Panel Member (Institution)

Vipotnik, Sasa
Slovenia
Zaitsev, Igor

Panel Member (Institution)

Zaitsev, Igor (MD)
Minsk, Belarus