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Event Schedule

Tuesday, November 5th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m - Welcome & networking reception
Wednesday, November 6th, 8:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. - Sessions
Wednesday, November 6th, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. - Poster reception
Thursday, November 7th, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Sessions
Thursday, November 7th, 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. - Dinner cruise

The Plan

The meeting will begin with a round table discussion to set the tone and discussion of the core thematic questions for the meeting.

Sessions will contain a combination of talks and interactive discussion periods, each lasting either 90 or 120 minutes.

The detailed format will be 2-3 invited talks, followed by 2-3 assigned short challenges by young investigators, and then ~20 minutes of discussion. The short challenges will be 2-slide presentations given by the young investigators and aimed at initiating discussion on the meeting themes.

The structured portion of the meeting will end with a final organized discussion/debate about the future efforts of the International Seizure Prediction Group (ISPG). The objective of this discussion will be to articulate a set of targets, and metrics for reaching those targets for the group’s future success.

Tentative Sessions and Speakers



1. Discussion: Themes, Benchmarks

Scientific Advisory Board
Bill Stacey, Univ. of Michigan

2. Basic Mechanisms

Edward Dudek, Univ. of Utah
Kevin Staley, Harvard
Andrew Trevelyan, Newcastle Univ.

3. Sleep, SUDEP, Autonomic

Hal Blumenfeld, Yale
Tobias Loddenkemper, MGH
Lisa Bateman, Columbia

4. Human Studies in Seizure Forecasting & Control

Mark Cook & Kent Leyde, NeuroVista
Felice Sun, NeuroPace

5. Epilepsy Connectome

Mark Kramer, Boston Univ.
Ashesh Mehta, Hofstra Univ.

6. Slice Physiology and HFOs

Lisette Menendez de la Prida, CSIC
Sarah Muldoon, INSERM Marseille

7. Active Manipulation

Esther Krook-Magnuson, UC Irvine


8. Discussion: Outcomes & targets for the ISPG

Organizing Committee
Bill Stacey, Univ. of Michigan


Registration fee includes

Breakfast, lunch snacks on Wednesday and Thursday
Light hors d'oeuvres on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
Dinner cruise on Thursday

Note: This conference is supported in part by a grant from the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS083314.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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