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Scientific program

NICIS 2024 – Program

“Seizures in the ICU, old questions, new challenges”

27 and 28th of June 2024

GHU Sainte Anne, Psychiatry and Neuroscience Institute of Paris, France

27th of June

9:30-10:00 : Welcoming participants – coffee

Introduction:
1) Opening talk by the NICIS scientific and organizing committee 10h-10:05

2) Introduction to “Seizures in the ICU, old questions, new challenges”.  Jan Claassen (New York, USA) 10:05-10:20

I. Neurosciences of epilepsy. 10:20 – 12:00

1) Pathophysiology of seizures and status epilepticus: insight from animal models. Matthew Walker (Cambridge, UK). 10:20 – 10:50

2) Genetics of epilepsy. Rima Nabbout (Paris, France). 10:50 -11:20

3) Epilepsy and consciousness. Fabrice Bartholomei (Marseille, France)/Lionel Naccache (Paris, France). 11:20 – 12:00

4) From neurons to EEG: generators of epilepsy. Martine Gavaret (Paris, France). 12:00 – 12:30

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

II. Epilepsy or epilepsies? 14:00 – 15:30

1)     Definition and terminology of seizures in non-brain injured patients: GCSE, and NCSE, RSE, SRSE. Lawrence Hirsch 14:00 – 14:30 to be confirmed

2)     And what about partial status epilepticus? Vincent Navarro (Paris, France). 14:30 – 15:00

3)     Status epilepticus: imaging aspects. Simon Shorvon (London, UK) 15:00 – 15:30

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

III. Epilepsy and immunology: neuro-inflammation, NORSE/FIRES, and neuro-metabolisms. 16:00 – 17:30

1)     Links between inflammation and epilepsy. Annamaria Vezzani (Milan, Italy) 16:00 – 16:30

2)     NORSE/FIRES: what’s in a name? Jérôme Honnorat (Lyon, France) 16:30 – 17:00

3)     When and how to suspect a neurometabolic disease? Yann Nadjar (Paris, France) 17:00 – 17:30

28th of June

8:00-8:30 : Welcoming participants

IV. Neurophysiology. 8:30 – 10:30

1)     Terminology of electric phenomena in the ICU. Nicolas Gaspard (Bruxelles, Belgium) 8:30 – 9:00

2)     Quantitative EEG and automatic seizure detection in the ICU. Michel J.A.M. van Putten (Twente, Netherlands) 9:00 – 9:30

3)     Intracranial EEG monitoring for seizures and other phenomena in the ICU. Jan Claassen (New York, USA) 9:30 – 10:00

4) Spreading depolarization and epilepsy: friends or foes? Roustem Khazipov, (Marseille, France) 10:00 – 10:30 to be confirmed

10:30-11:00 coffee break

IV. What’s new in the management of status epilepticus. 11:00 – 13:00

1)     Treatment of SE: insight from recent clinical trials. Jaideep Kapur (Charlottesville, USA) 11:00 – 11:30

2)     Rescue therapies in refractory SE and super refractory SE. Sophie Demeret (Paris, France) 11:30 – 12:00

3) Continuous EEG: how and when? Lawrence Hirsch (New Haven, USA) 12:00 – 12:30

4)     Epilepsy mimics: is my patient really epileptic? Nicolas Weiss (Paris, France). 12:30 – 13:00

13:00 14:00 Lunch break

Prestige Conference  “Epilepsy, Ecstatic state, and Mysticism” Gilles Huberfeld (Paris, France) 14:00 – 14:30

V. Management of specific etiologies. 14:30 – 16:00

1) Whether or not to treat electrographic seizures in brain-injured patients ? The case of CA patient. Janneke Horn (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 14:30 – 15:00

2) Whether or not to treat electrographic seizures in brain-injured patients ? The case of others brain-injured patient. Andrea Rossetti (Lausanne, Suisse) 15:00 – 15:30

3) Whether or not to treat electrographic seizures in brain-injured patients ? The case of infectious encephalitis. Romain Sonneville (Paris, France) 15:30 – 16:00

16:00 16:30 Coffee break

VI. Outcome and long-term prognosis 16:30 – 17:30

1)     New modeling approaches in prediction (seizure risk, onset, severity, duration, outcome) and prevention in ICU. Robert D Stevens (Baltimore, USA) 16:30 – 17:00

2)     Prognostic evaluation of patients with refractory/super refractory status epilepticus Tarek Sharshar (Paris, France) 17:00 – 17:30

VII. Concluding remarks 17:30 – 17:45