NEURO Epilepsy Lecture Series: Indispensable for Generating Seizures - Where, When, How? (Virtual Event)
The 2022-2023 Neuro Epilepsy Lecture Series will include eight lectures covering hot topics in basic and clinical epilepsy research. Speakers will include distinguished leaders and rising stars, with the goal of bridging basic research and clinical perspectives.
This talk will take place in a virtual format.
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To view the livestreaming (Q&A not available here) - https://vimeo.com/event/2821874
Speaker: Dr. Yujiang Wang, Future Leaders Fellow, School of Computing, Newcastle University, UK
Abstract: In epilepsy research, a holy grail has been the identification and understanding of the "epileptogenic zone" - operationally defined as the (minimal) area or region of the brain is indispensible for the generation of epileptic seizures. The identification of the epileptogenic zone is particularly important for surgical treatments of focal epilepsy patients, but I will highlight some recent clinical, experimental and theoretical work showing that it is also fundamentally linked with our understanding of epilepsy and seizures. I will conclude with a proposal for an updated understanding of the epileptogenic zone and ictogenesis.