SuSIE – School on Application and Interpretation of Imaging in Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery – 2020 online

Structural and functional neuroimaging significantly gained importance in diagnosis and treatment of patients with epilepsy over the last decade. Modern epileptology and epilepsy surgery are unthinkable without imaging. Furthermore, many lines of research in clinical epilepsy and cognitive neurosciences rely on neuroimaging methods.

Since 2015, the SuSIE offers state-of-the-art lectures and hands-on-training on the topics:

  • Finding Epileptogenic Lesions (Visual MRI Analysis and MRI Postprocessing)
  • Functional Imaging (PET, SPECT, fMRI, Connectivity Analysis, EEG/MEG Source Analysis)
  • Language lateralization and localization
  • Decision Making in Pediatric and Adult Epilepsy Surgery after non-invasive and invasive presurgical work-up SEEG planning and interpretation

In addition, the SuSIE is a place of intense communication, networking and exchange of experience between beginners and experienced colleagues from all over the world. In 2019, we had participants from 25 countries in 5 continents.

However, due to the current COVID-situation, the SuSIE 2020 has to move to an online format with a reduced program. Our highly appreciated clinical hands-on workshops have to be postponed to 2021 (September 15th to 17th). Yet, you can participate in our

SuSIE Online Lecture Day on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 from 9:00 to 17:30 h Central European Summer Time (CEST). See program and schedule below.

And on the following day, Thursday, September 17th, 2020, it is our pleasure to present two extraordinary SuSIE Online Key-Note Lectures:

From 19:00 – 20:00 h CEST Prof. Alexander Radbruch, Director of the Institute of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Bonn, will talk about “How AI changes everything in radiology!?”

From 20:00 – 21:00 h CEST Prof. Helen Cross, Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and Head of the Developmental Neuroscience Programme at UCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and newly elected President of the ILAE, is going to present a talk on “The earlier – the better? Epilepsy Surgery in Children”.

You are cordially invited to participate!

Some technical details of the SuSIE Online Lecture Day and the Online Key-Note Lectures are still under consideration. We expect that by June 2020, you will be able to register for both events via our registration page. You can already drop your e-mail-address there and we will inform you as soon as registration opens.

Please check out the 2020 AMIE, too, our Neurotech Meeting, Conference and Fair. We organize for you the AMIE Online Exhibition as well as AMIE Scientific Video Confereces:

Companies who wish to support the SuSIE by an educational grant please contact us via

The AMIE & SuSIE Board

Schedule SuSIE Online Lecture Day 2020

Morning Session

CEST Program Speaker
09:00 Welcome Mirja Steinrenner and Jörg Wellmer
Epileptogenic lesions
09:15 MRI Protocol Jörg Wellmer
09:45 Strategies to find epileptogenic lesions (including focus hypothesis) Jörg Wellmer
10:15 Spectrum of epileptogenic lesions Jörg Wellmer
10:45 MRI in children Fritz Wörmann
11:15 short break
Advanced MRI analysis
11:30 MAP Postprocessing and co Jan Wagner
12:00 New sequences, high field Sjoerd Vos
12:30 Imaging the epileptic seizure by MRI Alexander Radbruch
13:00 lunch break

Afternoon Session

CEST Program Speaker
13:50 Welcome back Mirja Steinrenner and Jörg Wellmer
Functional imaging
14:00 PET, SPECT Alexander Hammers
14:30 EEG and MEG source imaging Stefan Rampp
15:00 Connectivity analysis Serge Vuillimoz
15:30 short break
Clinical application of mulimodal imaging
15:45 Coregistering Miriam Bopp
16:15 3D-SEEG-Planning Francesco Cardinale and Michele Rizzi
16:45 Coagulation planning Peter Reinacher
17:15 Closing remarks Mirja Steinrenner and Jörg Wellmer
17:30 End of lecture day