Announcing an international conference on Encephalopathy with Electrical Status Epilepticus during Slow Sleep – Linking epilepsy, sleep disruption and cognitive impairment: 13-15 March 2014, Soro, Denmark.
Further details of this event can be found at: http://filadelfia.dk/Nyhedsarkiv/InternationalEpilepsyConference/tabid/2778/Default.aspx
Encephalopathy with Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep (ESES)” was described more than 40 years ago, however its clinical spectrum and its boundaries, the diagnostic criteria, the pathophysiology and the therapeutic management are still a matter of debate. In the last years, clinical data, neurophysiological and imaging investigations, and genetic studies have renewed the interest on ESES. In addition, experimental findings from sleep research have opened fascinating perspectives on some possible pathophysiological mechanisms involved in this condition.
The aim of this conference is to bring together clinicians and scientists, who have been working on ESES and sleep physiology to create a better overall understanding of this special syndrome in the light of recent research. In addition we would want to reach an international consensus on diagnostic inclusion and exclusion criteria and clinical management of ESES.