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Invited Speakers (tentative)

"How prolonged febrile seizures promote epileptogenesis: lessons from the laboratory"

Dr. Tallie Z. Baram
University of California at Irvine, USA

"Consequences of prolonged febile seizures"

Dr. Shlomo Shinnar
Comprehensive Epilepsy Management Center
Montefiore Medical Center,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

"Dravet syndrome or GEFS+"

Dr. Ingrid E Scheffer
Royal Children's Hospital
The University of Melbourne, Australia

"Neurobiological and physiological mechanisms underlying fever-related epileptiform syndromes"

Dr. Kai Kaila
University of Helsinki, Finland

"The long term effects of febrile seizures on the hippocampal neuronal plasticity: clinical and experimental studies"

Dr. Ying-Chao Chang
Chang Gung Memorial Children's Hospital, Taiwan

"Febrile seizure-induced brain damage"

Dr. Jiong Qin
Peking University First Hospital, China

"Age-dependent role of Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH) in seizure modulation"

Dr. Michael J Kubek
Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

"The role of interleukin-1beta in experimental febrile convulsions"

Dr. James G. Heida
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA

"The role of EEG in febrile status epilepticus"

Dr. Douglas R Nordli Jr.
Epilepsy Center,
Children's Memorial Hospital, USA

"Risk and consequences of febrile seizures in Denmark"

Dr. Mogens Vestergaard
The Department of General Practice, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark

"Febrile seizures: semiology in humans and animal models. Evidence of focality and heterogeneity"

Dr. Brian Neville
The National Center for Young People with Epilepsy, UK

"Current management of febrile seizures in Japan: an overview"

Dr. Kenji Sugai
Department of Child Neurology, National Center Hospital for Mental, Nervous and Muscular Disorders, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan

"Genetic susceptibility to febrile seizures: case-control association studies"

Dr. Ryutaro Kira
Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyusyu University, Japan

"Molecular basis of severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy"

Dr. Kazuhiro Yamakawa
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

"Searching for febrile seizure susceptibility genes in Japanese"

Dr. Junko Nakayama
Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Science, Japan


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