Epileptic seizures - part I: The new ILAE Seizure classifications pragmatically explained

Sándor Beniczky, MD, PhD

Sándor Beniczky, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Beniczky's current positions are at the Danish Epilepsy Centre (head of the Clinical Neurophysiology department) and Aarhus University (associate professor). Dr. Beniczky has been board-member of the Danish Epilepsy Society since 2010 (re-elected in 2012). He has been actively involved in the educational activities of the ILAE. Currently he is co-director of two on-line ILAE courses (VIREPA) and he is the course director of the Dianalund Summer School on EEG and epilepsy, supported both by ILAE-CEA and the European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (EC-IFCN). Dr. Beniczky is leading the SCORE consortium (Standardised Computer-based Organised Reporting of EEG), a task-force on development of software for assessment and reporting of EEG in clinical practice. He is author of 42 peer-reviewed publications and six book chapters.

Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, the attendees will:

  • Understand the paradigm shift and the reasons behind the new seizure classification
  • Recognize the various generalized seizure types, based on video recordings and EEG