Depression in patients with epilepsy: how could neurologists, psychiatrists and neurosurgeons co-work and how much do Asian colleagues acknowledge it?

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Depression in patients with epilepsy: how could neurologists, psychiatrists and neurosurgeons co-work and how much do Asian colleagues acknowledge it?

Date: October 9-10th, 2016 Venue: Aichi, Japan

On behalf of the ILAE Neuropsychiatry Commission, we are pleased to invite you to attend the conference

“Depression in patients with epilepsy: how could neurologists, psychiatrists and neurosurgeons co-work and how much do Asian colleagues acknowledge it?”. The event will be held in Aichi, October 9-10, 2016. This meeting offers Japanese physicians and surgeons treating patients with seizures a unique opportunity to meet Japanese and international experts on depression in patients with epilepsy. It aims to disseminate recent insights into the epidemiology, pathogenesis, impact, diagnosis, and best treatment of this common co-morbid condition in patients with epilepsy and bridge gaps between psychiatrists and epileptologists without psychiatric training. Every medical staffs and students who are interested in this topic, including participant of the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Epilepsy Society who is interested in this topic is welcome to come to the symposium without charge.

9th Sunday

14:00-14:05 Opening remarks. Kousuke Kanemoto (Japan)
14:05-14:10 Welcome speech by guest of honor. Yozo Miyake (Japan, President of Aichi Medical University) 14:10-14:35 Epidemiology of comorbid depression in patients with epilepsy (including bidirectional relationship between epilepsy and depression). Andres Miguel Kanner (U.S.A)
14:35-15:00 Depression in epilepsy: why should neurologists care? Alice Yu (Taiwan)
15:00-15:25 Neurobiological aspects of mood disorders: do they explain the high comorbidity of depression and epilepsy? Masumi Ito (Japan)

Coffee break 15:25-15:35

15:35-16:00 Can psychiatric adverse events of AEDs be anticipated when a past and /or family history of mood disorders are identified at the time of the initial evaluation of the seizure disorder? Kousuke Kanemoto (Japan)

16:00-16:25 What is the impact of depression on seizure, psychosocial issues and behavioral problems? Sung-Pa Park (South Korea)

16:25-16:50 Can neurologists identify patients with depressive and anxiety disorders in their outpatient clinic?

Aileen MacGonigal (France)
16:50-17:15 When should patients be referred to psychiatrists? Riki Matsumoto (Japan)

17:15-17:40 Do antidepressant drugs worsen or improve epileptic seizures? Pro and Con Debate. Andres Miguel Kanner (USA)and Kousuke Kanemoto(Japan)
17:40-18:05 Depression in patients with epilepsy in Japan. Go Taniguchi (Japan)

10th Monday

9:00-9:20 Depression before and after epilepsy surgery. Takuji Nishida (Japan)
9:20-9:40 Depression in patients with epilepsy in Korea. Oh-Young Kwon (South Korea) 9:40-10:00 Depression in patients with epilepsy in China. Zhou Dong(China)

10:00-10:20 Depression in patients with epilepsy in Thailand. Yotin Chinvarun (Thailand)

10:20-10:40 Depression in patients with epilepsy in Taiwan. Alice Yu (Taiwan) 10:40-11:10 Overall discussion. Sung-Pa Park (South Korea)
11:10-11:20 Closing remarks. Andres Miguel Kanner (USA)Professor of Clinical Neurology, Director of International Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Chair of Epilepsy Division, University of Miami

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