12th EPODES Advanced I is an interactive course on surgically remediable epilepsies, presurgical evaluation, scalp and intracranial EEG, neuropsychology, imaging and psychiatric issues of surgical patients before and after surgery. EPODES courses are organized in three-year cycles. This year the course will be dedicated to advanced information on epilepsy surgery including adults and children. The programme consists of presentations by keynote speakers and case presentations by tutors and students.
The course is organized as part of the European Project of Development of Epilepsy Surgery Programs (EPODES) under aegis and with funding from Commissions of Epilepsy Surgery and European Affairs of ILAE.
EPODES was initiated in 2006 by Prof. Cigdem Ă–zkara in order to stimulate the development of epilepsy surgery in Central and Eastern Europe, but is now open also for other applicants. The program is organized under the aegis and with funding from the Commission of European Affairs (CEA) with support of ILAE Commissions of Epilepsy Surgery and ILAE-Europe.
The course will consist of an intensive 5 days program with alternating face to face lectures, video-demonstrations and case presentations by students as well as tutors. Students will be neurologists or neurosurgeons from centres where there is interest to develop a full epilepsy surgery program but where at this moment there still is lack of adequate expertise, technology and/or resources. Tutors, representing all relevant professional fields, are invited from representative epilepsy surgery programs throughout Europe.
The course program will offer an advanced information about epilepsy surgery for surgically remediable epilepsies in adults and children. Students will learn about the presurgical evaluation with scalp and intracranial video EEG, imaging and neuropsychology, the surgical procedures and the psychosocial and psychiatric issues of surgical patients, before and after surgery.
Although the course cannot substitute for practical experience, great emphasis will be put on practical aspects relating to the identification of suitable patients, the possibilities of performing surgery with only a limited (non-invasive video-EEG, MRI, neuropsychology) evaluation the recognition of potential red flags, the indications for additional studies, including intracranial studies and functional neuroimaging.
For this reason, these subjects will not only be dealt with in plenary theme lectures but notably during group discussions where students will present and discuss patients from their own practice for surgical options and where tutors will present representative cases in a stepwise format, allowing the students to follow the decision-making process
Both the student and tutor presentations should be interactive with all group members actively participating in the clinical discussion, the tutor acting as moderator.
Interaction is also to be stimulated during the plenary lectures and during breaks and meals when students and faculty will sit together and students may discuss clinical problems with the faculty or amongst themselves.
Course language will be exclusively English.
No reader will be provided but the students will receive a handout of all plenary lectures.
Students who finish the full course will receive a certificate of participation.
Prof. Dr. Ă‡igdem Ă–zkara
Cerrahpasa Medical School, Department of Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Bertil Rydenhag
University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Prof. Dr. Ivan Rektor
Masaryk University, Brno Epilepsy Center and Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic
Handouts of course presentations will be published here after the end of the course. Note that the file will be password protected and the password for accessing the handouts will be sent via email to all students of the 12th EPODES course.
Each participant of the course will be asked to bring at least one open case suitable for topics covered in the course. This will be presented within group work sections - separate schedules will be available on the spot.
Requirements for application
1) Neurologist, paediatric neurologist or neurosurgeon who has a background to establish or run an epilepsy surgery centre.
Also junior members of established teams are welcomed.
2) All applications must be accompanied by a CV and a recommendation letter from the director of the hospital or chair of the department.
3) Adequate knowledge of English to follow the course and participate in the discussions is needed.
1200 â‚¬ includes accommodation for 4 nights in a shared double room (Hotel International), meals and course handouts.
Other room options are available, please see the website.
Bursary information: Please note that number of bursaries is limited. Should you choose to apply for bursary for this course, you wonâ€™t be able to ask for bursary for other ILAE courses in the same year. Also, priority in getting the bursary will be given to participants who attend the EPODES course for the first time.
Deadline for application for bursary: 30th September, 2022.
Deadline for all applications: 30th November, 2022.
If you decide to cancel your participation before 18thÂ December 2022 we will refund 70 % of the registration fee. It is not possible to refund the payment after this deadline. Changes or cancellation must be sent to the congress secretariat in writing.
Husova 16, Brno, Czech Republic
1200 â‚¬ (30 000 CZK) includes accommodation for 4 nights in a double room (Hotel International), meals and course handouts
1240 â‚¬ (31 800 CZK) includes accommodation for 5 nights in a double room (Hotel International), meals and course handouts
1360 â‚¬ (34 000 CZK) includes accommodation for 4 nights in a single room (Hotel International), meals and course handouts
1440 â‚¬ (36 000 CZK) includes accommodation for 5 nights in a single room (Hotel International), meals and course handouts
The program of 12th EPODES starts on 16th January at 3 p.m. and finishes on 20th January at noon.
We provide small bus transportation from Vienna Airport to hotel Hotel International on Monday, 16th January in the morning (arrivals till 2 p.m.) and back on Friday, 20th January in the afternoon (bus leaves after the end of the course, at the Vienna Airport at 4 p.m. and later).
Price for bus: 25 â‚¬ (650 CZK) for one way.
All the services are arranged by course secretariat TA-SERVICE, s.r.o.
Please pay the sum of all required services using one of the following methods of payments.
Payment by bank transfer:
Account owner: TA-SERVICE s.r.o.
Hlinky 48, 603 00 Brno
Id.No: 276 68 436, VAT: CZ 276 68 436
Bank name: ÄŚSOB, VĂ˝staviĹˇtÄ› 1, Brno, Czech Republic, for payments in EUR
Account No. 266958101/0300
IBAN: CZ46 0300 0000 0002 66958101
Specific symbol: 7146
Please register for accommodation and fill in your travel details in the form below and send your payment until 30th November 2023.
Brno is situated about 2.5 hours by car southeast of Prague (250 km) and about 1.5 hours by car north of Vienna (130 km).
Brno by plane: Direct flights from London to Brno Airport
Vienna International Airport in Austria is about 1.5 hours drive from Brno.
Prague International Airport in the Czech Republic is about 2.5 hours drive from Brno.
Bratislava International Airport in Slovakia is a smaller airport about 2 hours drive from Brno used by some low-cost airlines.
RegioJet operates a direct bus connection from Vienna and Prague (city, airport) to Brno Railway Station (Hotel Grand).
Brno is one of the most important Central European rail junctions situated on international routes.
Czech Railways operate fast IC, EC connections between Brno, Prague, Vienna and Bratislava.
RegioJet operates a new direct train connection between Vienna International Airport and Brno.
Flixbus and Regiojet operate a direct bus connection from Vienna, Prague (city, airport) to Brno Railway Station (Hotel Grand).
Bus and train timetables
Brno is situated on the intersection of the D1 (Prague â€“ Brno) and D2 (Brno â€“ Bratislava) motorways.
Husova 16, Brno, Czech Republic
1. We provide a small bus transportation from Vienna Airport to Hotel International Brno on Monday, 16th January in the morning (arrivals till 2 p.m.) and back on Friday, 20th January in the afternoon (flights after 4 p.m.)
Price for bus: 25 â‚¬ (650 CZK) for one way.
2. You can get from Vienna to Brno on your own way(bus/ train. It will bring you to the Main train station (HlavnĂ nĂˇdraĹľĂ). Then take the tram Nr. 12 (direction â€“ TechnologickĂ˝ park), get out on the second stop (Ĺ ilingrovo nĂˇmÄ›stĂ). Walk along the tram track 200 meters and you get directly in front of the Hotel International.
Take a taxi in front of the Main train station, it takes less than 10 minutes.
Take a taxi in front of the Main train station, it takes 10 minutes.
Take the tram Nr. 12 (direction â€“ TechnologickĂ˝ park), get out on the second stop (Ĺ ilingrovo nĂˇmÄ›stĂ). Walk along the tram track 200 meters and you get directly in front of the Hotel International.
Bus station at Hotel Grand (lines of Student Agency from Prague and Vienna)
Take a taxi in front of the Hotel Grand, it takes 10 minutes.
Or walk to the Main train station (100 m) and take the tram Nr. 12 (direction â€“ TechnologickĂ˝ park), get out on the second stop (Ĺ ilingrovo nĂˇmÄ›stĂ). Walk along the tram track 200 meters and you get directly in front of the Hotel International.
BY CREDIT CARD
You can pay for your travelling in Brno City Transport by credit card when you get in vehicle (the use-manual is on every door).
You can use SMS ticket, text message as follow:
BRNO20 (for a ticket for CZK 20 valid for 20 minutes) and send the text to the telephone number 90206.
BRNO (for a ticket for CZK 29 valid for 60 minutes) and send the text to the telephone number 90206.
(you will Recieve the confirmation up to 2 minutes)
All tickets for Brno City Transport can be used for tram, bus and trolleybus. Tickets are also available in kiosks and in automatic ticket machines.
A ticket allows you to change all tram, bus and trolleybus lines in Brno as you like. The validation of these tickets is 20/60 and more minutes, but the 20 minutes gives you enough time for getting to the hotel form the maint train station. The price of transfer tickets depends on the validation.