Program SuSIE 2018

Sunday - August 12th
14:00 h Scientific satellite workshop 1: MRI coil and sequence development (4h)
14:00 h Scientific satellite workshop 2: Connectivity analysis in epilepsy (4h)
14:00 h Brainlab Elements satellite workshop on functional planning for epilepsy procedures (4h)
18:00 h Get together
19:30 h Dinner
Monday - August 13th
09:00 h Welcome and organization remarks
09:30 h Epilepsy specific MRI protocols
10:00 h Creating a clinical focus hypothesis from seizure semiology and EEG
10:30 h Strategies to read MRI for detecting epileptogenic lesions
11:00 h The spectrum of epileptogenic lesions – a systematic approach
11:30 h Coffee break
11:45 h Computer assisted MRI evaluation for identifying epileptogenic lesions
12:15 h Structural imaging: new technologies (high field, new sequences, head coils)
12:45 h DTI fiber tracking and microstructural tissue analysis
13:15 h Lunch
14:00 h PET and SPECT
14:30 h EEG- and MEG based electrical source analysis
15:00 h fMRI, MEG, fTCD and co for language lageralization and localization
15:30 h Connectivity analysis in epileptology
16:00 h Coffee break
16:30 h Decision making in epilepsy surgery
17:00 h Multimodal image coregistration
17:30 h Neuronavigation in epilepsy surgery
18:00 h Intraoperative imaging
19:30 h Welcome Dinner with key note lecture: Hugues Duffau, Montpellier - Do fMRI, DTI-fiber tracking and co tell us the truth? Lessons from direct electrostimulation mapping of the brain.
21:00 h The SuSIE Forum: Table 1: MRI in countries of restricted resources; Table 2: Source localization; Table 3: MAP; Table 4: Connectivity analysis; Table 5: Brainlab
Tuesday - August 14th

Hands-on sessions and workshops are categorized into:

  • ●○○ = basic
  • ●●○ = advanced
  • ●●● = high level
Session 3: Hands-on sessions and workshops
09:00 h A (●○○) B (●●○) C (●●○) D (●○○)
  Language lateralization and localization (including fMRI, Wada fTCD , rTMS, electrical stimulation mapping) Neurosurgeons' session: Transfer of different imaging modalities into neuronavigation The MAP-hub: morphometric and volumetric analysis - module 1 1 Epilog: Automated EEG source imaging in clinical routine: usability and interpretation 2
12:00 h Participants case presentations I (oral and posters)
13:00 h Lunch
Session 4: Hands-on sessions and workshops
14:00 h E (●○○) F (●●○) G (●●●) H (●○○)
  Indication, application, processing and interpretation of PET and SPECT Neurosurgeons' session: stereotactic epilepsy surgery - from implantation to coagulation The MAP-hub: morphometric and volumetric analysis - module 2 1 BESA: EEG and MEG based electrical source analysis, module 1 3
17:30 h Social evening - Guided tour through medieval Marburg, dinner
Wednesday - August 15th

Hands-on sessions and workshops are categorized into:

  • ●○○ = basic
  • ●●○ = advanced
  • ●●● = high level
Session 5: Hands-on sessions and workshops
09:00 h I (●○○) J (●●○) K (●●●) L (●○○)
  Reading MRI and finding epileptogenic lesions 4 Demarcating epileptogenic lesions on MRI workstations and PACS systems Pediatricians' session: structural and functional imaging in children BESA: EEG and MEG based electrical source analysis, module 2 3
12:00 h Participants case presentations II (oral and posters)
13:00 h Lunch
Session 6: Hands-on sessions and workshops
14:00 h M (●○○) N (●○○) O (●●●) P (●○○)
  MRI application work-shop: learn to teach your technicians at home Adult epilepsy surgery. Decision making process and cases Pediatric epilepsy surgery. Decision making process and cases BESA: EEG and MEG based electrical source analysis, module 3 3
17:00 h Assembly of all participants to discuss present and future SuSIE topics and structure, evaluation of the 2018 SuSIE, closing remarks, certificates and farewell
Industry sponsored session
Scientific session
SuSIE teaching session

The SuSIE workshops intend to be as interactive as possible. Therefore we ask the participants to bring the following hardware and software equipment to the summer school:

  • 1 Workshops C and G (MAP-hub): To make this session as interactive as possible, participants are requested to bring own Windows-Laptop computers with pre-installed MATLAB not older than version R2013a. If required, a 30-day trial license for MATLAB can be obtained via the website of MATHWORKS. Please do this already at home since the local network at the venue might not be sufficiently strong to allow it. In addition, a free USB-port is required to install and run the MAP software during the course.
  • 2 Workshop D (Epilog): For this session, the participants are requested to upload one or two patient cases before the start of the Susie. It is recommended to collect the raw data of your patient (long-term EEG data or HD-EEG data) and a T1 anatomical MR-image. Epilog will process your data before the session and the results will be discussed in group. Please contact gregor@epilog.care, so Epilog can send you all the information required for uploading.
  • 3 Workshops H, L and P (BESA): For this interactive session, participants need to use their own Windows laptop (Win7 or Win10, 64bit). The required programs and the data are installed at the beginning of workshop H. If you do not join workshop H, please visit us at the BESA booth on Monday, August 13th to receive the setup USB stick. Please make sure that one free USB-port and at least 2GB of free memory on disk are available. Note: For the installation of the programs, administrator rights are required. To run the program, user rights are sufficient.
  • 4 Workshop I (finding epileptogenic lesions): Windows laptop including computer mouse (!) for evaluation of digital image data sets (a DICOM-reader will be installed).

Poster Session: Participants are invited to bring posters on own scientific work on imaging (one poster per participant, maximum size DIN A0, upright). Posters will be shown during the whole Summer School.

The SuSIE Forum will provide time for knowledge exchange of attendees, faculty and representatives of providers of imaging solutions. Discussion of: perspectives for the further development of imaging techniques; how patients can get access to imaging-based diagnostics and therapy across different health care systems in Europe.