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2nd International Conference On Epilepsy And Treatment
Omics International Conference Series provides the perfect platform for global networking and we are truly delighted to invite you to attend our 2nd International Conference on Epilepsy and Treatment, during October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy.
Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain that affects people of all ages. More than 50 million people were affected worldwide. Synchronous brain cell activity causes seizures and depending on the region of brain affected they will produce a range of behaviours.
Track 1: Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is estimated that every year nearly 2.4 million people are diagnosed with Epilepsy and the population with active epilepsy is between 4 to10 per 1000 people. Nearly 80% of the individuals with epilepsy are found in developing regions. Historically, the epilepsy research has been under-funded. Annually NIH spends $30 billion for medical research, but ½ of 1% is only spent on Epilepsy research. Of total medical costs Epilepsy alone results in an estimated annual cost of $15.5 billion.
This session is an effort to address all areas related to Epilepsy and includes overview of Epilepsy in developing brain, Epileptogenesis, Genomics, Etiology and its Epidemiology, Translational research and its clinical aspects along with Epilepsy drug market. And our meeting include sessions which explain how the Epileptic networks and Neuronal circuits wired in the “normal” brain are essential to determine how a fault in this wiring leads to chronic seizures.
Track 2: Semiology and Pathophysiology
Seizure is outlined as a transient prevalence of signs and symptoms because of synchronous neuronal activity within the brain. Semiology is giving an evidence-based guidance on what should be noted in a seizure.
Pathophysiology is a convergence of pathology with physiology which describes the functional changes that accompany a particular disease. This session will review the Cellular mechanisms for seizure activity, with specific attention to ion channel defects, the essential currency of Neuronal Excitability, Clinical manifestations, Apoptosis signalling pathways, Inflammatory and mTOR pathways.
Track 3: Causes of Epilepsy
Epilepsy is also a medical condition that affects the brain. The cause is also unknown (idiopathic). There are various types of epilepsies with many different causes which include Prenatal Injuries, Hereditary and Genetic causes, Mutations, Environmental causes and also it may happen due to any Infection or Inflammation.
Track 4: Novel Therapeutic Strategies
Epilepsy Medications are mainstays in controlling epileptic seizures. People with epilepsy often experience long-term cognitive dysfunction and other neurological deficits and neurobehavioral disorders which may exhibit a progressive course correlating with worsening seizure control.
Thus, novel therapies for seizures and the neurological comorbidities of epilepsy like Gene therapy, Stem Cells to the Rescue, Brain Stimulation, MicroRNA regulation, Immunotherapy are desperately needed. Our Epilepsy and Treatment conference deals with current issues in the fields of Epilepsy Research and Novel Therapeutic Strategies. Surgical procedures are another dimension in treatment. And the Ketogenic diet, Rehabilitation and the Seizure Altering Devices are also having the utmost importance. Clinical and Translational research could be new and evolving model that aims to improve patient health by accelerating basic science discoveries.
Track 5: Epilepsy in Women and Inborn
Epilepsy in women raises special reproductive and general health concerns. More than one million women and girls are living with epilepsy disorders and facing many unique challenges, from changes during the menstrual cycle which may trigger seizures to concerns regarding pregnancy.
We are committed in addressing the unique health concerns of women with epilepsy like Impact of seizures on pregnancy, Psychological Implications, Foetal biological changes in carrier and Hormonal imbalance. Children who are born to women with epilepsy have a higher risk of defects, probably related to in-utero exposure to antiepileptic drugs resulting in Newborn Abnormalities, Neonatal Convulsions and Infantile Choreoathetosis.
Track 6: Major Types of Epilepsies
Epilepsy is of many types with totally different causes, symptoms, and therapies. Epilepsy is not just one condition, it is a diverse family of disorders comprising many types of seizure. Some people have different types of seizures at different times. The present session includes Generalized Seizures, Intractable Epilepsy, Idiopathic Epilepsy, Temporal lobe Epilepsy, Refractory Epilepsy, Photosensitive and Focal Epilepsy, Rolandic Epilepsy and Childhood Epilepsy.
Track 7: Epileptic Seizures and Syndromes
An Epilepsy Syndrome is outlined by a group of features commonly occurring together. These syndromes give information about types of seizures, their course, what to expect and far more.
This session includes various types of seizures like Absence and Myoclonic Seizures, Tonic-clonic Seizures, Non-epileptic Seizures, along with the syndromes like Angelman Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Landau-Kleffner syndrome and West syndrome having unique combinations of symptoms.
Diagnosing epilepsy is extremely difficult. Even physicians are also able to witness a seizure rarely during the visit. It is very essential to have an exact history of the events that have previously occurred.
Diagnostic services to detect brain abnormalities include Electroencephalogram(EEG), Functional MRI, Functional dichotomy, Multimodal imaging, Positron emission tomography, Computerized tomography (CT) scan, Single-photon emission and Computerized Tomography. Neuropsychological Tests help doctors determine which areas of your brain are affected. Next Generation Sequencing is used to analyze the genetic basis of epilepsies.
The best bet to prevent seizures associated with epilepsy is to avoid the things that can trigger your seizures and quit Alcohol and Drugs. The management of patients with epilepsy is focused on three main goals: Controlling and prevention of seizures, Avoiding side effects of treatment and Restoring Quality of life.
This session includes some measures like Prenatal care, Management of Stress and Relaxation, Automobile safety, Balanced diet and Exercise. The Biomarkers of Seizure onset and Epileptogenesis serve as therapeutic targets for the development of new anti-epileptogenic and anti-seizure compounds.
Track 10: Impact of the Epilepsies on daily life
The impact of epilepsy is multifaceted and immeasurable. The unpredictability of seizures imposes severe restrictions on lifestyle and can inhibit patient’s social interactions.
Epilepsy can impact Mental Health, Driving and Recreation, Education and Employment, Marital Status and Pregnancy. Epilepsy can also result in Stigmatization and social exclusion with deleterious effects on an individual's confidence and self-esteem. Moreover, the Burden of epilepsy extends on the far side the results of seizures themselves.
Track 11: Diseases Associated with Epilepsy
In chronic conditions like epilepsy, the coexistence of more than one illness in a patient is the rule rather than the exception. The incidence of neurobehavioral disorders like Neuropsychiatric conditions, Bipolar Disorders, Sleep seizures, Mood and Paroxysmal Movement Disorders is higher in patients with epilepsy than in the general population. Epilepsy is also associated with Depression, Overweight, Hemiplegia and Migraine. And Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a fatal complication of epilepsy.
Track 12: Epilepsy Imitators
Many episodic phenomena involving sensory, motor, autonomic, and behavioural functions may imitate epilepsy. They may cause a symptom that looks like a seizure, but they do not show the EEG changes in the brain that are characteristic of an Epileptic seizure.
Some medical conditions like Behavioural, Psychological and Psychiatric conditions, Paroxysmal Movement Disorders, Syncope and Anoxic Seizures mimic certain aspects of seizures but may not be associated with an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. Sleep related Conditions include body rocking, jerks, rolling and head banging and Migraine associated Disorders share many clinical symptoms and underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of Epilepsy.
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