A 3 years’ cycle, international advanced interactive training course

March 9-13, 2019


Physicians, even when not specialized in epilepsy, have to face new-onset potentially rare, complex or drug-resistant epilepsies. EEG and Video-EEG (VEEG) are always the first diagnostic tools with history acquisition and clinical examination. Analysis of the EEG and VEEG recordings guide both the prescription of other diagnostic investigations (neuroimaging, genetic screening) and the first treatment choices. Follow-up and treatment strategies also highly depend upon EEG and VEEG.


This 3-year cycle on interactive interpretation of EEG and VEEG patterns is developed specifically for child neurologists, neurophysiologists and pediatricians caring for children with epilepsy. 

The 2019 course includes training modules covering different aspects of the electroencephalography in pediatric focal epilepsies. 


All aspects of surface interictal and ictal EEG will be covered, including recognition of basic rhythms, morphological and clinical significance of interictal epileptiform abnormalities, syndrome-specific EEG patterns, localization-related ictal discharges.


Other two courses will follow: one focusing on VEEG interpretation of idiopathic (genetic) generalized epilepsies and the other on epileptic and neurodevelopmental encephalopathies (including genetically determined syndromes). Interpretation of neonatal EEGs will not be covered.


Highly experienced mentors will lead the lessons: to privilege interaction each course will be limited to 30 participants

The course is designed in the format of practical training modules. To facilitate interaction during EEG interpretation the participants will be matched in groups of maximum 6 per 2 mentors.

Pre-acquired basic EEG knowledge if highly recommended.


Registration will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.


Local Organizing Committee
Antonella Boni (Bologna, Italy)
Margherita Santucci (Bologna, Italy)
Tullio Messana (Bologna, Italy)
Melissa Filippini (Bologna, Italy)
Angelo Guerra (Bologna, Italy)
Antonella Pini (Bologna, Italy)


International Scientific Committee
Alexis Arzimanoglou, France
Michael Duchowny, USA
Giuseppe Gobbi, Italy,
Hans Holthausen, Germany (TBC)
Angelo Russo, Italy
Carlo Alberto Tassinari, Italy



+33 (0) 4 67 10 92 23

EPIPED COURSE on VIDEO-EEG training is an educational activity of the European Reference Network EpiCARE in partnership with the Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche (IRCCS) – de l’AUSL de Bologna, Italy and the Paediatric Epilepsy Department of the University Hospitals of Lyon, France (HCL)

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