Epilepsy

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

Rubboli, Guido

Co-Chair

Rubboli, Guido (MD, Prof)
Dianalund, Denmark
von Oertzen, Tim

Co-Chair

von Oertzen, Tim (MD, FRCP, FEAN)
Linz, Austria
Holtkamp, Martin

Management Group Member

Holtkamp, Martin (MD, Prof)
Berlin, Germany
Kälviäinen, Reetta K.

Management Group Member

Kälviäinen, Reetta K. (MD, Prof)
Kuopio, Finland
McGinty, Ronan N

RRFS Representative

McGinty, Ronan N
Oxford, United Kingdom
Rüegg, Stephan

Management Group Member

Rüegg, Stephan (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Basel, Switzerland
Trinka, Eugen

Management Group Member

Trinka, Eugen (MD, Prof, FRCP)
Salzburg, Austria
 

Individual panel members

Beniczky, Sándor

Panel Member (Individual)

Beniczky, Sándor (Professor)
Dianalund, Denmark
Bjork, Marte

Panel Member (Individual)

Bjork, Marte (M.D. PhD, FEAN)
Bergen, Norway
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 (Individual)

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

Panel Member (Individual)

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

Panel Member (Individual)

Eschle, Daniel (MD)
Zürich, Switzerland
Gschwandtner, Ute

Panel Member (Individual)

Gschwandtner, Ute (MD, Prof)
Basel, Switzerland
Kälviäinen, Reetta K.

Management Group Member

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

Panel Member (Individual)

Keyser, Antonius (MD)
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Kruja, Jera

Panel Member (Individual)

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

Panel Member (Individual)

Lušić, Ivo (Tenured Professor, MD, PhD)
Split, Croatia
Mantoan Ritter, Laura

Panel Member (Individual)

Mantoan Ritter, Laura (MD MRCP PhD)
London, United Kingdom
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
Papacostas, Savvas

Panel Member (Individual)

Papacostas, Savvas (MD, Professor)
Nicosia, Cyprus
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)
., Norway
Uthman, Basim

Panel Member (Individual)

Uthman, Basim (Prof)
Miami, United States

RRFS members

Balatskaya, Alexandra

RRFS Member

Balatskaya, Alexandra
Moscow, Russian Federation
Brkic, Amila

RRFS Member

Brkic, Amila (MD)
Tesanj, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Elkady, Ahmed

RRFS Member

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

RRFS Member

Elmali, Ayse Deniz (MD)
Istanbul, Turkey
Keereman, Vincent

RRFS Member

Keereman, Vincent (MD MSc PhD)
Ghent, Belgium
Koduri, Venkata Krishna Chaitanya

RRFS Member

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

RRFS Member

Stefánsdóttir, Anna (Dr.)
Frederiksberg, Denmark
Tinti, Lorenzo

RRFS Member

Tinti, Lorenzo
Monza, Italy
Vogrig, Alberto

RRFS Member

Vogrig, Alberto (MD)
Lyon, France

Partner Society Representatives

Menon, Bindu

AOAN Representative

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

EPNS representative

Lagae, Lieven (MD)
Leuven, Belgium
Trinka, Eugen

Management Group Member

Trinka, Eugen (MD, Prof, FRCP)
Salzburg, Austria

Patient Representative

Little, Ann

Patient representative

Little, Ann
Dublin, Ireland
Sofia, Francesca

Patient representative

Sofia, Francesca

Institutional panel members

Ašmane, Santa

Panel Member (Institution)

Ašmane, Santa (MD)
Riga raj., Latvia
Basic, Silvio

Panel Member (Institution)

Basic, Silvio (MD PhD, Professor)
Zagreb, Croatia
Beyenburg, Stefan

Panel Member (Institution)

Beyenburg, Stefan
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Biethahn, Silke

Panel Member (Institution)

Biethahn, Silke (Dr.)
Aarau, Aland
Brazdil, Milan

Panel Member (Institution)

Brazdil, Milan (Prof., Ph.D., FRCP)
Brno, Czech Republic
Canas, Nuno Martins Marques

Panel Member (Institution)

Canas, Nuno Martins Marques (MD)
Lisboa, Portugal
Chaves, Joao

Panel Member (Institution)

Chaves, Joao (MD)
Porto, Portugal
Christensen, Jakob

Panel Member (Institution)

Christensen, Jakob (MD)
Aarhus N, Denmark
Cvetkovska, Emilija

Panel Member (Institution)

Cvetkovska, Emilija (MD, PhD)
Skopje, North Macedonia
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
Fogarasi, András

Panel Member (Institution)

Fogarasi, András (MD, Prof)
Budapest, Hungary
Gasnas, Daniela

Panel Member (Institution)

Gasnas, Daniela (MD, PhD student, assistant professor)
Chisinau, Moldova
Geithner, Julia

Panel Member (Institution)

Geithner, Julia
Afghanistan
Groppa, Stanislav

Panel Member (Institution)

Groppa, Stanislav (MD, Prof)
Chisinau, Moldova
Guekht, Alla

Panel Member (Institution)

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

Panel Member (Institution)

Haldre, Sulev (MD, AssProf)
Tartu, Estonia
Janszky, József

Panel Member (Institution)

Janszky, József
Hungary
Jasionis, Arminas

Panel Member (Institution)

Jasionis, Arminas (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Kalss, Gudrun

Panel Member (Institution)

Kalss, Gudrun (MD)
Khachatryan, Samson

Panel Member (Institution)

Khachatryan, Samson (MD, PhD)
Yerevan, Armenia
Kimiskidis, Vasilios

Panel Member (Institution)

Kimiskidis, Vasilios (Ass Prof.)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Kuzhybayeva, Karlygash

Panel Member (Institution)

Kuzhybayeva, Karlygash (MD, AssProf)
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Kuzmanova, Rumyana

Panel Member (Institution)

Kuzmanova, Rumyana (MD, Prof.)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Mameniskiene, Ruta

Panel Member (Institution)

Mameniskiene, Ruta (Professor)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Marson, Tony

Panel Member (Institution)

Marson, Tony (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mednieks, Janis

Panel Member (Institution)

Mednieks, Janis (Mr)
Latvia
Michaelides, Costas

Panel Member (Institution)

Michaelides, Costas (MD)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Moloney, Patrick

Panel Member (Institution)

Moloney, Patrick (Dr)
Dublin 7, Ireland
Morano, Alessandra

Panel Member (Institution)

Morano, Alessandra
ROMA, Italy
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
Rocamora, Rodrigo

Panel Member (Institution)

Rocamora, Rodrigo
Barcelona, Spain
Rola, Rafal

Panel Member (Institution)

Rola, Rafal (MD)
Warsaw, Poland
Schiller, Yitzhak

Panel Member (Institution)

Schiller, Yitzhak (Prof)
Haifa, Israel
Schmitz, Bettina

Panel Member (Institution)

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

Panel Member (Institution)

Seeck, Margitta (MD)
Geneva, Switzerland
Seynaeve, Laura

Panel Member (Institution)

Seynaeve, Laura (MD)
Jette BRUSSELS, Belgium
Sokic, Dragoslav

Panel Member (Institution)

Sokic, Dragoslav (MD, Prof)
Belgrade, Serbia
Tezer, F. Irsel

Panel Member (Institution)

Tezer, F. Irsel
Ankara, Turkey
Triantafyllou, Nikolaos

Panel Member (Institution)

Triantafyllou, Nikolaos (MD)
Athens, Greece