[Comp-neuro] Tentative program now available for IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control

Levin Kuhlmann levink at unimelb.edu.au
Sat Jun 13 07:22:54 CEST 2015


The tentative full program of talks and events for the 7th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control; at Melbourne, Australia; 3-6 August 2015) is now available for download at the following link:

http://www.iwsp7.org/program/IWSP7_MEMBC15_Tentative_Program.pdf

At a glance, the first day on Monday August 3 will be an educational day, giving people an opportunity to learn more about epilepsy from the perspectives of the different disciplines of science, engineering & medicine. On the first night there will be a networking reception and the poster session. The next two days will involve a full schedule of talks with the conference dinner on the night of Tuesday August 4. On Thursday August 6 there will be an overlap day between IWSP7 and the Melbourne Epilepsy meeting (ME at MBC'15 - which brings together the best of Melbourne Epilepsy research). IWSP7 registrants will also have the option to freely participate in the ME at MBC'15 events including its second day on the morning of Friday August 7. A final full program for IWSP7 including abstracts will be available soon.

Don't forget to register for IWSP7 before the early bird deadline of 30th June 2015 and save! Go to www.iwsp7.org<http://www.iwsp7.org> to register.

More details on the conference are provided below.

The 7th International Workshop on Seizure Prediction (IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control) will bring together world leading epileptologists, engineers, physicists, mathematicians, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists to focus on epilepsy research in Melbourne Australia from 3-6 August 2015.

Invited Speakers
Catalina Alvarado-Rojas, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia (Cross-frequency coupling and seizure prediction)
Samuel Berkovic, University of Melbourne, Australia (Genetics and individual-specific nature of epilepsy)
Sydney Cash, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA (Cortical physiology and epilepsy)
Antonio Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal (Seizure Prediction and the EPILEPSIAE project)
Bin He, University of Minnesota, USA (EEG-based imaging to localise seizure and high frequency activity)
Louis Lemieux, University College London, UK (Multi-modal imaging of human epileptic zone and networks)
Liset Menendez de la Prida, Instituto Cajal - CSIC, Spain (Sources of functional heterogeneity in the cellular activity of hippocampal microcircuits in temporal lobe epilepsy)
Martha Morrell, Stanford University, Neuropace, USA (Responsive seizure control and its clinical implications)
Philippe Ryvlin, Lyon University, France (Vagal nerve stimulation and seizure prediction)
Bjoern Schelter, University of Aberdeen, UK (Recent advances in data-based modelling and their role in epilepsy research)
Steven Schiff, Penn State University, USA (Unification of spikes, seizures and spreading depression)
Piotr Suffczynski, University of Warsaw, Poland (Modelling of neuronal and ionic dynamics during ictogenesis)
John Terry, University of Exeter, UK (Modelling multiscale brain networks: seizure initiation, evolution and prediction)
Gregory Worrell, Mayo Clinic, USA (Forecasting epileptic seizures in dogs)

Abstract submission is now Closed.

Early bird registration: full: AU$465; Student/Early Career Researcher: AU$165.
Early bird registration deadline: 30th June 2015.
Standard registration: full: AU$565; Student/Early Career Researcher: AU$265.

44 generous travel stipends have been awarded to participants submitting the best abstracts as determined by the IWSP7 Scientific Advisory Board.

General topics covered: seizure prediction, detection and control; seizure mechanisms, animal models and human neurophysiology; neuroimaging of epilepsy/seizure localisation; computational modelling of epilepsy; epilepsy networks; high frequency oscillations; model-based estimation, statistical signal processing or control theory applied to epilepsy.

For information on the tentative conference program, and how to register visit: http://www.iwsp7.org

Please forward this notice to anyone that you think might be interested.

We would also like to draw your attention to two partner events:
Melbourne Epilepsy which brings together Melbourne's best epilepsy researchers and will overlap at the same venue with IWSP7 on August 6th, and finish by 1pm on August 7th. Attendance is free for IWSP7 registrants.
Swinburne Brain Imaging Symposium 2015: Principles and Applications of Magnetoencephalography is a meeting on MEG and neuroimaging occurring in Melbourne in the week preceding IWSP7 from June 29-30 2015. http://www.research.swinburne.edu.au/our-research/events/neuroimaging-symposium.html

We look forward to seeing you at IWSP7!

On behalf of the local organizing committee
Levin Kuhlmann, PhD
David B. Grayden, PhD
Mark J. Cook, MD
Anthony N. Burkitt, PhD
Dean R. Freestone, PhD
Tatiana Kameneva, PhD
Alan Lai, PhD
Elma O'Sullivan-Greene, PhD
Andre Peterson, BSc (hons)
Email: organizingcommittee at iwsp7.org<mailto:organizingcommittee at iwsp7.org>
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