Epilepsy Neuroimaging Teaching Course – Friday 10th to Saturday 11th March 2017

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Date: Friday 10th – Saturday 11th March, 2017

At: Epilepsy Society / UCL MRI-Unit, Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0RJ

Places limited to 30 on first come first served basis and cost:

• £350 (consultant) • £250 (radiographer, SHO, nurse, SpR, PhD/MSc student)

• £25 discount for ILAE British Branch Members. (You can join the ILAE here).


Register today here.  


The first UK-ILAE Neuroimaging Course aims to provide both an overview and a solid foundation in state-of-the-art MRI scanning in epilepsy. The course will:

• Consist of lectures and small-group tutorials given by experienced MRI-clinicians /researchers

• Cover aspects of structural and functional MRI acquisition and analysis

• Train participants on real patient data in hands-on laboratory exercises


On completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

• Employ MRI to influence the clinical management of patients with epilepsy

• Select appropriate MRI sequences

• Distinguish clinical and MR features of different etiologies

• Understand the role of advanced MR acquisition and post-processing analysis methods


The registration fee includes all course materials, a certificate of attendance, refreshments and meals. 

Note that accommodation is not included in the price but is available. Visit the registration page for further information.


Matthias Koepp                                   Juliet Solomon

Course Organiser                               Executive Director, ILAE, British Chapter

For further information, please visit contact members@ilaebritish.org.uk



Final Programme

Day 1, Friday 10 March 2017

08:30 – 09:00      Registration and Refreshments (ESRC)

09:00 – 09:15       Welcome and Introduction

09:15 – 09:45        Lecture: Size of the problem (J. Duncan)

09:45 – 10:15        Lecture: MR-physics for medics part I: T1, T2, artefacts (S Vos)

10:15 – 10:45         Lecture: Neuroradiology for neurologists (F Woermann)

10:45 – 11:15          Refreshments (ESRC)

11:15 – 11:45           Lecture: Quantitative (automated) image analysis (G, Winston)

11:45 – 12:15          Lecture: Voxel-based analysis (S Keller)

12:15 – 12:45          Open questions & answers session

12:45 – 13:45         Lunch (ESRC)

13:45 – 19:15          Tutorials

1) Anatomy rehearsal

2) Data acquisition and protocols

3) MRI qualitative reporting of paediatric and adult MRI

4) MRI quantitative analysis: hippocampal volumetry / VBM 

Tour of the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy (Optional)

15:45 – 16:00       Refreshments (MRI Unit)

17:30 – 17:45       Refreshments (MRI Unit)

20:00                   Dinner at the Ivy House


Day 2, Saturday 11 March 2017

09:15 – 09:45      Lecture: MR-physics for medics part II: Diffusion imaging (S Vos)

09:45 -10.15        Lecture: Structural Imaging and Connectivity (M Yogorajah)

10:15 – 10:45        Lecture: Functional MRI – Basics (C Vollmar)

10:45 – 11:15        Coffee (ESRC)

11:15 – 11:45         Lecture: Resting fMRI / EEG-fMRI and Connectivity (K Hamandi)

11.45 – 12:15        Lecture: Language fMRI (F Woermann)

12:15 – 12:45        Lecture: Memory fMRI (B Wandschneider)

12:45 – 13:15        Open questions & answer session

13:15 – 14:00       Lunch (ESRC)

14:00 – 17:45       Tutorials

5) Basic/advance tractography / TBSS

6) Basic/advanced fMRI paradigms for motor, language and memory


15:15 – 15:30       Refreshments (MRI Unit)

16:30 – 16:45      Refreshments (MRI Unit)

17:50 – 18:30      Conclusions, quiz and feedback (ESRC-Lecture Room)

18:30                   End of course



Mrs Jane Burdett (JB), Radiographer, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Lorenzo Caciagli – Epilepsy Research fellow, UCL and Pisa, Italy

Dr Maria Centeno – Post-doc Neurophysiology, UCLH and GOSH, and Barcelona, Spain

Prof John Duncan (JD), Professor of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Khalid Hamandi (KH), Consultant Neurologist, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical

Neuroscience, Cardiff University.

Prof Alexander Hammers (AH), Professor (Honorary Consultant) of Imaging and Neuroscience

Head of PET Imaging Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Mrs Andrea Hill (AH), Super-intendant Radiographer, UCL Institute of Neurology

Dr Simon Keller (SK), Lecturer Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational

Medicine,University of Liverpool.

Dr Karin Trimmel (KT), Research fellow, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Christian Vollmar (CV), Oberarzt, Klinikum der Universität München, Germany.

Dr Sjoerd Vos (SV), MR physicist, Epilepsy Society, Chalfont Center for Epilepsy, and Translational

Imaging Group, UCL.

Dr Britta Wandschneider (BW), Specialist Registrar Neurology, Berlin, Germany.

Dr Gavin Winston (GW), MRC Clinical Scientist, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Friedrich Woermann (FW), Oberarzt, MRI Unit, Epilepsiezentrum Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany.

Dr Mahinda Yogarajah (MY), Consultant Neurologist, St Georges Hospital, London.


Tutorial & translation support

Ms Bianca Blasi – PhD student MR physics UCL and Rome, Italy

Dr Guiseppe Borzi – Epilepsy fellow, UCL and Calabria, Italy

Ms Monika Czech – Research nurse, UCLH

Dr Marian Galovic – PhD student MRI/PET, UCL and St Gallen, Switzerland

Dr Georg Leonhard – Neurologist, UCLH and University Freiburg, Germany

Dr Fenglai Xiao – PhD student MRI/fMRI, UCL and Chengdu, China