The Olivecrona Award and Symposium





"Epilepsy Surgery – Neurons, Networks and a New Dawn"


08.00 – 09.00



Welcome and Introduction


Per Almqvist, Karolinska Institutet/University Hospital, Stockholm

09.10 – 09.30

The History of Epilepsy Surgery: From Hippocrates and Horsley to Hemispheric Arcadia 


Ulrika Sandvik, Dept of Neurosurgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm

09.30 – 10.00

When the Air Hits Your Brain, things will never be the same  Selection and Evaluation of Patients for Epilepsy Surgery


Gerald Cooray, Dept of Neurophysiology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

10.00 – 10.30


10.30 – 11.00

The MEG-alomaniac Quest for the Epileptogenic Zone


Karin Westin, Dept of Neurophysiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm

11.00 – 11.30

Imaging for Epilepsy Surgery – Seeing is Believing

Heather Martin, Dept of Neuroradiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm

11.30 – 12.00

Digging Even Deeper  SEEG as a Tool in Epilepsy Surgery 


Daniel Nilsson,  Dept of Neurosurgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 - 13.30

Pacing the Seizures – DBS for Epilepsy

Kai Lehtimäki, Dept of Neurosurgery, Tampere University Hospital

13.30 – 14.00

The Optimal Candidate for Epilepsy Surgery – A Neurologist’s View


Eva Kumlien, Dept of Neurology, Uppsala University Hospital


Epilepsy Surgery Outcomes


Bo Jespersen, Dept of Neurosurgery, Rigshospitalet/Copenhagen University Hospital

14.30 - 15.00


 15.00 - 16.00

The Herbert Olivecrona Lecture


Stereotactic Laser Ablation and the Advance of Minimally Invasive Epilepsy Surgery in Children


Daniel J Curry


Functional Neurosurgery & Epilepsy Surgery, Texas Children’s Hospital/Dept of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA


Target audience

Neurosurgeons, neurooncologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurophysiologists, fellows, residents, physician assistants and other health care professionals


Rolf Luft Auditorium, Anna Steckséns gata 53, Solna

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