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ECON 2016 – 17th Joint Annual Conference of Indian Epilepsy Association

February 12, 2016 - February 14, 2016

ECON 2016 the 17th Joint Annual Conference of Indian Epilepsy Association and Indian Epilepsy Society to be-hosted by Indian Elilepsy Association, Visakha patnam Chapter from February 12th to 14th (Friday to Sunday)2016. You will have focused interactive, informative and invigorating conference proceedings while enjoying the pleasant natural climate of the city. We hope that the scientific program consists of topics from basics to recent advances, would be very useful for post graduate students and practising Epilepsy.

Scientific Program



February 13th, 2016 (Saturday)
0700 Hrs onwards Registration
08:00-09:00 Hrs Breakfast Session I (Hall A) Management of epilepsies
Chair Persons: Dr. Ashok Kumar & Dr. Najib Kissani
08:00-08:20 Management and prognosis of idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndromes
– Dr. Gagandeep Singh
08:20-08:40 Hrs How early epilepsy surgery can be done in patients with epilepsy.
– Dr. Ashalatha Radhakrishnan
08:40-09:00 Hrs Risk of relapse and possible predictors for successful withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs
– Dr. JMK Murthy
Session I
09:00–10:00 Hrs Award Paper Sessions (Hall A)
Chairpersons: Dr. H.V.Srinivas & Dr. K. P. Vinayan
Session II
10:00-10:45 Hrs IEA Presidential Oration (Hall A)
-Dr. Satish Jain
Chairpersons: Dr. P Satishchandra & Dr. V.V. Nadkarni
Introducer: Dr. Man Mohan Mehndiratta
10:45-11:00 Hrs Coffee Break
Session III
11:05–11:50 Hrs Shobha Arjundas Oration (Hall A)
Chairpersons: Dr. Satish Jain & Dr. G. T. Subash
11:05—11:50 Hrs Medical Ethics-Medical Councils Regulations and Beyond
-Dr. Man Mohan Mehndiratta
Introducer: Dr. Satish Jain
Session IV
11:50-12:20 Hrs Guest Lecture I
Chairpersons: Dr. Sanjeev Thomas & Dr. S. Sita Jayalakshmi
Antiepileptic drug efficacy and effectiveness as initial Monotherapy for epileptic seizures and syndromes
Dr. Ben-Menachem
Session V
12:20-13:20 Hrs CPC
13:20-14:00 Hrs Lunch Break
Session VI
14:00-14:45 Hrs Dr. A.D. Sehgal Oration (Hall A)
Chairpersons: Lakshmi Narsimhan & Sudhir Kothari
Introducer: Nilesh Kinge
Optimizing Surgical Strategies To Make Epilepsy
Surgery More Efficacious, Safe And Affordable
-Dr. P. Sarat Chandra
Session VII
14:45-15:15 Hrs Guest lecture II (Hall A)
Surgically Remediable Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes Dr. Ajay Gupta
Chairpersons: Sarat Chandra & Deepak Goel
Session VIII
15:15-16:15 Hrs Platform Presentation (Hall A)
Chairpersons: R.K.Garg & S.Meenakshisundram
Session IX
16:15-17:00 Hrs Walking Poster Session
Chairpersons: Ajit Sowani & Sunil Gajre
16:45-17:00 Hrs Tea Break
17:00-19:30 Business Meetings (Hall B)
20:00 onwards Banquet dinner
February 14th 2016 (Sunday)
08:00-09:00 Hrs Breakfast Session II -Epilepsy and pregnancy
Chairpersons: Dr. M. Gouri Devi & Dr. Najib Kissani
08:00-08:20 Hrs Teratogenic effects of AEDs
– Dr. K Venkateswarlu
08:20-08:40 Hrs Cognitive and behavioural outcomes after foetal exposure to different AEDs
– Dr. Sanjeev Thomas
08:40-09:00 Hrs Treatment alternatives for women with idiopathic generalized epilepsies contemplating pregnancy – Dr. Terence O’ Brien
09:00-11:00 Hrs Parallel Sessions – Hall A & B
Session X
09:00-10:00 Hrs Symposium II – Epilepsy across various ages (Hall-A)
Chairpersons: Dr. Pravina U’Shah & Sheffali Gulati
09:00-09:20 Hrs Temporal lobe epilepsy- how the age influences the syndrome
– Dr. C.Rathore
09:20-09:40 Hrs Epilepsy mimics
– Dr.Lokesh Lingappa
09:40-10:00 Hrs Primary care of epilepsy across ages in our country
– Mamata Bhushan Singh
Session XI
10:00-11:00 Hrs Symposium III – Epilepsy and Comorbidities (Hall-A)
Chairpersons: Dr. Man Mohan Mehndiratta & Dr. Uravashi Shah
10:00-10:20 Hrs Epilepsy and bone Health
– Dr. Bindu Menon
10:20-10:40 Hrs Obesity and epilepsy – more than just weight
– Dr. K Bhanu
10:40-11:00 Hrs Neuropsychological Comorbidity in Epilepsy
– Dr. Uravashi Shah
Session XII
09:00-11:00 Hrs – Epilepsy and Society (Hall B)
Chairpersons: Dr. G.T, Subhash & Dr. K.V.Muralidharan
09:00-09:20 Hrs Epilepsy and Stigma – A play
09:20-10:20 Hrs Epilepsy and Disability
10:20- 11:00 Hrs Regional Collaboration in Epilepsy – ILAE & IBE – Where are we? – Dr. Najob KIssani
11:00-11:30 Hrs Coffee Break
Session XIII
11:30-12:15 Hrs Sri H C Bajoria Oration (Hall A)
Chairpersons: Dr. V.V.Nadkarni & Dr. Urvashi Shah
Introducer: Dr. Poornima Karandikar

Social face of Epilepsy – Dr. Yashoda Wakankar
Session XIV
12:15-13:15 Hrs Dr. K S Mani Memorial Patient Forum – TBA (Hall A)-
Chairpersons: Dr. Nirmal Surya & Dr. Kavita Shanbhag
13:15-13:30 Valedictory Sessions (Hall A)
13:30 Hrs (Onwards) Lunch Break

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