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
Basel, Switzerland
Steinhoff, Bernhard

Co-Chair

Steinhoff, Bernhard
Kehl-Kork, Germany
Kälviäinen, Reetta K.

Management Group Member

Kälviäinen, Reetta K.
Kuopio, Finland
Lattanzi, Simona

Panel Member (Individual)

Lattanzi, Simona
Ancona, Italy
Mazzeo, Adolfo

RRFS Representative

Mazzeo, Adolfo
Rome, Italy
Meletti, Stefano

Panel Member (Individual)

Meletti, Stefano
Modena, Italy
Rektor, Ivan

Panel Member (Individual)

Rektor, Ivan
Brno, Czech Republic
Seeck, Margitta

Panel Member (Institution)

Seeck, Margitta
Geneva, Switzerland
Walker, Matthew C.

ILAE representative

Walker, Matthew C.
London, United Kingdom

Individual panel members

Abdellatif Elelwany, Doaa

Panel Member (Individual)

Abdellatif Elelwany, Doaa
Cairo, Egypt
Aledo-Serrano, Angel

Panel Member (Individual)

Aledo-Serrano, Angel
Madrid, Spain
Arnaldi, Dario

Panel Member (Individual)

Arnaldi, Dario
Genova, Italy
Beniczky, Sándor

Panel Member (Individual)

Beniczky, Sándor
Dianalund, Denmark
Boon, Paul A.j.m.

Panel Member (Individual)

Boon, Paul A.j.m.
Gent, Belgium
Brigo, Francesco

Panel Member (Individual)

Brigo, Francesco
Bolzano, Italy
Cock, Hannah

Panel Member (Individual)

Cock, Hannah
London, United Kingdom
Depondt, Chantal

Panel Member (Institution)

Depondt, Chantal
Brussels, Belgium
Elpenoria, Kjanda

Panel Member (Individual)

Elpenoria, Kjanda
Fier, Albania
Elsherif, Mohammed

Panel Member (Individual)

Elsherif, Mohammed
Mansoura, Egypt
Erdoğan, Füsun Ferda

Panel Member (Individual)

Erdoğan, Füsun Ferda
Melikgazi, Turkey
Gschwind, Markus

Panel Member (Individual)

Gschwind, Markus
Aarau, Switzerland
Holtkamp, Martin

Panel Member (Individual)

Holtkamp, Martin
Berlin, Germany
Kellinghaus, Christoph

Panel Member (Individual)

Kellinghaus, Christoph
Osnabrück, Germany
Knake, Susanne

Panel Member (Individual)

Knake, Susanne
Marburg, Germany
Kruja, Jera

Panel Member (Individual)

Kruja, Jera
Tirana, Albania
Lattanzi, Simona

Panel Member (Individual)

Lattanzi, Simona
Ancona, Italy
Mantoan-Ritter, Laura

Panel Member (Individual)

Mantoan-Ritter, Laura
London, United Kingdom
Matricardi, Sara

Panel Member (Individual)

Matricardi, Sara
Chieti, Italy
Meletti, Stefano

Panel Member (Individual)

Meletti, Stefano
Modena, Italy
Mosa, Ahmed

Panel Member (Individual)

Mosa, Ahmed
Mansoura, Egypt
Noachtar, Soheyl

Panel Member (Individual)

Noachtar, Soheyl
Munich, Germany
Pasini, Francesco

Panel Member (Individual)

Pasini, Francesco
Milano, Italy
Precup, Alina

Panel Member (Individual)

Precup, Alina
Bressanone, Italy
Rektor, Ivan

Panel Member (Individual)

Rektor, Ivan
Brno, Czech Republic
Rémi, Jan

Panel Member (Individual)

Rémi, Jan
Munich, Germany
Rraklli, Ereida

Panel Member (Individual)

Rraklli, Ereida
Tirana, Albania
Rubboli, Guido

Panel Member (Individual)

Rubboli, Guido
Dianalund, Denmark
Rüegg, Stephan

Co-Chair

Rüegg, Stephan
Basel, Switzerland
Ryvlin, Philippe

Panel Member (Individual)

Ryvlin, Philippe
Lausanne, Switzerland
Stabile, Andrea

Panel Member (Individual)

Stabile, Andrea
Milan, Italy
Strzelczyk, Adam

Panel Member (Individual)

Strzelczyk, Adam
Frankfurt, Germany
Taubøll, Erik

Panel Member (Individual)

Taubøll, Erik
Oslo, Norway
Turk, Bengi Gul

Panel Member (Individual)

Turk, Bengi Gul
Istanbul, Turkey
Van Dycke, Annelies

Panel Member (Individual)

Van Dycke, Annelies
Brugge, Belgium
Villani, Flavio

Panel Member (Individual)

Villani, Flavio
Genova, Italy
Von Oertzen, Tim

Panel Member (Individual)

Von Oertzen, Tim
Würzburg, Germany
Vonck, Kristl

Panel Member (Individual)

Vonck, Kristl
Gent, Belgium

RRFS members

A Pereira, Fernanda

RRFS Member

A Pereira, Fernanda
Salvador, Brazil
Acampora, Roberto

RRFS Member

Acampora, Roberto
Caserta, Italy
Agastra, Aida

RRFS Member

Agastra, Aida
KORCE, Albania
Alis, Ceren

RRFS Member

Alis, Ceren
Istanbul, Turkey
Antal, Dorin Cristian

RRFS Member

Antal, Dorin Cristian
Iasi County, Romania
Antunes Cunha, Ines

RRFS Member

Antunes Cunha, Ines
Coimbra, Portugal
Colonna, Isabella

RRFS Member

Colonna, Isabella
Lecce, Italy
Di Mauro, Giovanni

RRFS Member

Di Mauro, Giovanni
Roma, Italy
Dono, Fedele

RRFS Member

Dono, Fedele
Chieti, Italy
Elkady, Ahmed

RRFS Member

Elkady, Ahmed
Cairo, Egypt
Erdil, Esra

RRFS Member

Erdil, Esra
London, United Kingdom
Erol Yıldız, Ruziye

RRFS Member

Erol Yıldız, Ruziye
ISTANBUL, Turkey
Evangelista, Giacomo

RRFS Member

Evangelista, Giacomo
CHIETI, Italy
Falcicchio, Giovanni

RRFS Member

Falcicchio, Giovanni
Bari, Italy
Fanella, Gaia

RRFS Member

Fanella, Gaia
Aarhus, Denmark
Ferrazzoli, Chiara

RRFS Member

Ferrazzoli, Chiara
Roma, Italy
Ferreira, Axel

RRFS Member

Ferreira, Axel
Porto, Portugal
Fontanelli, Lorenzo

RRFS Member

Fontanelli, Lorenzo
Capannoli, Italy
Gjessing Nome, Cecilie

RRFS Member

Gjessing Nome, Cecilie
OSLO, Norway
Incesoy, Araz Ceren

RRFS Member

Incesoy, Araz Ceren
istanbul, Turkey
Isayan, Mariam

RRFS Member

Isayan, Mariam
Yerevan, Armenia
Joyce, Eimear

RRFS Member

Joyce, Eimear
Limerick, Ireland
Laterza, Vincenzo

RRFS Member

Laterza, Vincenzo
Altamura, Italy
Liampas, Andreas

RRFS Member

Liampas, Andreas
Nicosia, Cyprus
Maccabeo, Alessandra

RRFS Member

Maccabeo, Alessandra
Cagliari, Italy
Magro, Giuseppe

RRFS Member

Magro, Giuseppe
Catanzaro, Italy
Maldonado Slootjes, Sofia

RRFS Member

Maldonado Slootjes, Sofia
Brussels, Belgium
Malikova, Shahla

RRFS Member

Malikova, Shahla
Baku, Azerbaijan
Marsico, Oreste

RRFS Member

Marsico, Oreste
Catanzaro, Italy
Mattioli, Pietro

RRFS Member

Mattioli, Pietro
Genoa, Italy
Mcginty, Ronan N

RRFS Member

Mcginty, Ronan N
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Munteanu, Tudor

RRFS Member

Munteanu, Tudor
Ashbourne, Ireland
Nucera, Bruna

RRFS Member

Nucera, Bruna
Merano, Italy
Pascazio, Alessia

RRFS Member

Pascazio, Alessia
Pisa, Italy
Pinna, Francesca

RRFS Member

Pinna, Francesca
Osilo, Italy
Romozzi, Marina

RRFS Member

Romozzi, Marina
assisi, Italy
Rossi, Jessica

RRFS Member

Rossi, Jessica
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Saghir, Khadija

RRFS Member

Saghir, Khadija
AGADIR, Morocco
Sansone, Giulio

RRFS Member

Sansone, Giulio
Padova, Italy
Saraiva Fernandes, Catarina

RRFS Member

Saraiva Fernandes, Catarina
Coimbra, Portugal
Slemensek Avsic, Sara

RRFS Member

Slemensek Avsic, Sara
Maribor, Slovenia
Tabaee Damavandi, Payam

RRFS Member

Tabaee Damavandi, Payam
Lugano, Switzerland
Tinti, Lorenzo

RRFS Member

Tinti, Lorenzo
Pavia, Italy
Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon

RRFS Member

Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon
Thessaloniki, Greece
Vogrig, Alberto

RRFS Member

Vogrig, Alberto
Udine, Italy
Zhubi, Esra

RRFS Member

Zhubi, Esra
Prishtina, Kosovo, Albania

Student Member

Abdul-Rahman, Toufik

Student Member

Abdul-Rahman, Toufik
Sumy, Ukraine
Aderinto, Nicholas

Student Member

Aderinto, Nicholas
Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Bist, Anil

Student Member

Bist, Anil
Bagmati, Nepal
Felkle, Dominik

Student Member

Felkle, Dominik
Wrocław, Poland
Leite Guedes, Idrys Henrique

Student Member

Leite Guedes, Idrys Henrique
Campina Grande, Brazil
Nicolaescu, Cristina-Sânziana

Student Member

Nicolaescu, Cristina-Sânziana
Craiova, Romania
Petrovic, Ivan

Student Member

Petrovic, Ivan
Novi Sad, Serbia
Porfirio Correia, Vitor

Student Member

Porfirio Correia, Vitor
Ipatinga, Brazil
Şener, Muhammed İlteriş Kutluk

Student Member

Şener, Muhammed İlteriş Kutluk
Istanbul, Turkey
Žel, Alia

Student Member

Žel, Alia
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Partner Society Representatives

Menon, Bindu

AOAN Representative

Menon, Bindu
Nellore, India
Zuberi, Sameer

EPNS representative

Zuberi, Sameer
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Patient Representative

Institutional panel members

Ašmane, Santa

Panel Member (Institution)

Ašmane, Santa
Riga raj., Latvia
Aurlien, Dag

Panel Member (Institution)

Aurlien, Dag
Stavanger, Norway
Beyenburg, Stefan

Panel Member (Institution)

Beyenburg, Stefan
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Biethahn, Silke

Panel Member (Institution)

Biethahn, Silke
Aarau, Switzerland
Bochenek, Anna

Panel Member (Institution)

Bochenek, Anna
Warszawa, Poland
Bratu, Ionut-Flavius

Panel Member (Institution)

Bratu, Ionut-Flavius
Bucharest, Romania
Brazdil, Milan

Panel Member (Institution)

Brazdil, Milan
Brno, Czech Republic
Chiosa, Vitalie

Panel Member (Institution)

Chiosa, Vitalie
Chisinau, Moldova
Christensen, Jakob

Panel Member (Institution)

Christensen, Jakob
Aarhus, Denmark
Coelho, Paulo

Panel Member (Institution)

Coelho, Paulo
Porto, Portugal
Depondt, Chantal

Panel Member (Institution)

Depondt, Chantal
Brussels, Belgium
Di Gennaro, Giancarlo

Panel Member (Institution)

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

Panel Member (Institution)

Doherty, Colin P
Dublin 8, Ireland
Dubenko, Andriy

Panel Member (Institution)

Dubenko, Andriy
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Erdoğan, Seyda

Panel Member (Institution)

Erdoğan, Seyda
Feketeova, Eva

Panel Member (Institution)

Feketeova, Eva
Kosice, Slovakia
Fogarasi, András

Panel Member (Institution)

Fogarasi, András
Budapest, Hungary
Guekht, Alla

Panel Member (Institution)

Guekht, Alla
Moscow, Russian Federation
Herskovitz, Moshe

Panel Member (Institution)

Herskovitz, Moshe
Haifa, Israel
Janszky, József

Panel Member (Institution)

Janszky, József
Hungary
Jasionis, Arminas

Panel Member (Institution)

Jasionis, Arminas
Vilnius, Lithuania
Kalina, Adam

Panel Member (Institution)

Kalina, Adam
Prague, Czech Republic
Kälviäinen, Reetta K.

Management Group Member

Kälviäinen, Reetta K.
Kuopio, Finland
Khachatryan, Samson

Panel Member (Institution)

Khachatryan, Samson
Yerevan, Armenia
Kimiskidis, Vasilios

Panel Member (Institution)

Kimiskidis, Vasilios
Thessaloniki, Greece
Kondybayeva, Aida

Panel Member (Institution)

Kondybayeva, Aida
Amaty, Kazakhstan
Kuzmanova, Rumyana

Panel Member (Institution)

Kuzmanova, Rumyana
Sofia, Bulgaria
Lorber, Bogdan

Panel Member (Institution)

Lorber, Bogdan
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mameniskiene, Ruta

Panel Member (Institution)

Mameniskiene, Ruta
Vilnius, Lithuania
Mednieks, Janis

Panel Member (Institution)

Mednieks, Janis
Riga, Latvia
Meluš, Jaroslav

Panel Member (Institution)

Meluš, Jaroslav
Bratislava, Slovakia
Michaelides, Costas

Panel Member (Institution)

Michaelides, Costas
Nicosia, Cyprus
Mindruta, Ioana

Panel Member (Institution)

Mindruta, Ioana
Bucharest, Romania
Moloney, Patrick

Panel Member (Institution)

Moloney, Patrick
Dublin, Ireland
Nucera, Bruna

RRFS Member

Nucera, Bruna
Merano, Italy
Orav, Kateriine

Panel Member (Institution)

Orav, Kateriine
Tallinn, Estonia
Pataraia, Ekaterina

Panel Member (Institution)

Pataraia, Ekaterina
Vienna, Austria
Rejdak, Konrad

Panel Member (Institution)

Rejdak, Konrad
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
Belgrade, Serbia
Rocamora, Rodrigo

Panel Member (Institution)

Rocamora, Rodrigo
Barcelona, Spain
Rosado Coelho, Cristina

Panel Member (Institution)

Rosado Coelho, Cristina
Setúbal, Portugal
Schmitz, Bettina

Panel Member (Institution)

Schmitz, Bettina
Berlin, Germany
Seeck, Margitta

Panel Member (Institution)

Seeck, Margitta
Geneva, Switzerland
Silvennoinen, Katri

Panel Member (Institution)

Silvennoinen, Katri
Kuopio, Finland
Sokic, Dragoslav

Panel Member (Institution)

Sokic, Dragoslav
Belgrade, Serbia
Spilioti, Martha

Panel Member (Institution)

Spilioti, Martha
THESSALONIKI, Greece
Sporiš, Davor

Panel Member (Institution)

Sporiš, Davor
Zagreb, Croatia
Steinbart, David

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
Athens, Greece
Trinka, Eugen

Panel Member (Institution)

Trinka, Eugen
Salzburg, Austria
Van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Vivianne

Panel Member (Institution)

Van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Vivianne
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Vatamanu, Anatol

Panel Member (Institution)

Vatamanu, Anatol
Chisinau, Moldova
Vipotnik, Sasa

Panel Member (Institution)

Vipotnik, Sasa
Slovenia
Zaitsev, Igor

Panel Member (Institution)

Zaitsev, Igor
Minsk, Belarus