"1st Regional Ukrainian Congress on Controversies in Neurology"
Українська

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM - Epilepsy

 

Program current as of August 2017

 

Please see below the 1st Regional Ukrainian Congress on Controversies in Neurology Scientific Program. Please note that the program and timing is subject to change.

 

 

 

 

Section heads: Konrad Rejdak, Poland; Tetyana Litovchenko, Ukraine  
1 hour Debate: Are generics equally effective and safe as original AEDs
  Capsule: Generics used extensively in different countries. For patients with epilepsy, the rules for using generic drugs have their own requirements.
10 min Debate host: Ilan Blatt, Israel  
15 min Yes: Taras Studenyak, Ukraine
15 min No: Ludmila Tantsura, Ukraine
20 min Discussion and rebuttals  
 
1 hour Debate: Are new generation AEDs superior to the classical antiepileptic drugs in the management of epilepsy?
  Capsule: Over the past 30 years, the number of AED has increased more than 3-fold. Many of them have been clinically tested as first-line therapy. However, the proportion of pharmacoresistant patients remains the same. Is it appropriate to designate "new" AED as first-line therapy?
10 min Debate host: Lidiya Maryenko, Ukraine  
15 min Yes: Ilan Blatt, Israel
15 min No: Yurii Horansky, Ukraine
20 min Discussion and rebuttals  
 
1 hour Lunch Break
 
1 hour Debate: Should we always initiate treatment after first ever epileptic seizure?
  Capsule: According to the new definition of epilepsy, the diagnosis of epilepsy is always needed after 2 unprovoked seizures. In what cases is it possible to diagnose epilepsy and start treatment after a first seizure?
10 min Debate host:Tetyana Litovchenko, Ukraine  
15 min Yes: Konrad Rejdak, Poland
15 min No: Volodymyr Kharytonov, Ukraine
20 min Discussion and rebuttals  
 
1 hour Debate: The controversies of post-stroke epilepsy: diagnosis and clinical guidance
  Capsule: Should we consider the first attack of post-stroke seizures as a debut of epilepsy? When should we start administration of antiepileptic drugs and what medication should be chosen?
10 min Debate host: Konrad Rejdak, Poland  
15 min Yes:Yuriy Vorokhta, Ukraine
15 min No: Denys Khramtsov, Ukraine
20 min Discussion and rebuttals  
 
15 min Coffee Break
 
1 hour Debate: Whether VNS therapy is alternative to other methods of surgical treatment in pharmacoresistant epilepsy?
  Capsule: About 30% of patients epilepsy is remained resistant to therapy. Application of VNS and other surgical methods in a number of cases allows to overcome resistance. Whether can replace application of VNS other methods of surgical treatment
10 min Debate host: Konrad Rejdak, Poland  
15 min Yes: Aleksander Dukhovsky, Ukraine
15 min No: Konstantin Kostyuk, Ukraine
20 min Discussion and rebuttals  
 
1 hour Debate: Tactics of delivery in women with epilepsy: do all women with epilepsy need operative delivery?
  Capsule: Epileptic seizures increase the risk of infant and maternal mortality. Many clinicians consider surgical delivery necessary. How expedient surgical delivery for all women with epilepsy?
10 min Debate host: Yurii Horansky, Ukraine  
15 min Yes: Andriy Dubenko, Ukraine
15 min No: Lidya Maryenko, Ukraine
20 min Discussion and rebuttals  

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