Biomarkers for Neuromodulation in Epilepsy

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday, Jan. 13

Brain stimulation approaches for drug-resistant epilepsy are growing in number and complexity, making it more challenging to choose the best therapy. While epilepsy is a brain network disorder, network abnormalities differ greatly between patients, and understanding these unique characteristics may help guide treatment decisions. In this session, we will explore brain connectivity and electrophysiological biomarkers to help guide surgical approach and predict response to therapy.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how network connectivity patterns can help predict favorable responses to neurostimulation.
  • Identify network connectivity patterns that may help guide surgical targeting.
  • Discuss electrophysiological or clinical biomarkers that may help guide surgical decisions.

Brain Networks Predict Neurostimulation Outcomes in Epilepsy

Vikram R. Rao, MD PhD

Brain Networks to Guide Surgical Decisions in Epilepsy

Victoria L. Morgan, PhD

Choosing Between Neurostimulation and Disconnection For Generalized Epilepsy: Case Examples

Arthur Cukiert, MD PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.