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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

The first International NORSE and FIRES Symposium
 Wednesday, April 5, 2017   1:30-5:30 pm
Hotel Imlauer & Bräu, Rainerstrasse 12-14, Salzburg, Austria

Symposium is free of charge.  No registration is required.
Chairpersons: Rima Nabbout and Nicolas Gaspard

Background, consensus definitions and hypotheses
1:30    Refractory Status Epilepticus of unknown cause: the nature of the problem.  Nicolas Gaspard
2:00    NORSE/FIRES consensus definitions. Lawrence J. Hirsch
2:20    The NORSE-FIRES connection. Tobias Loddenkemper
2:40    FIRES: Pathophysiological hypotheses. Andreas van Baalen

Ongoing registries
3:00    Paratonnerre registry. Paratonnerre Scientific Committee
3:10    International NORSE registry. Nicolas Gaspard

Coffee Break
3:20 – 3:40

Clinical and research update
3:40    Immunotherapies: a systematic review of available evidence. Nicola Specchio
4:00    Preliminary findings from whole-exome sequencing. Giulia Barcia
4:20    Seizure semiology in FIRES. Raquel Farias-Moeller

Family issues
4:40    Communication of the NORSE/FIRES diagnosis.  Nora Wong

Concluding remarks and Wine and Cheese Reception
5:00-5:30

Sponsored by The NORSE Institute
With funding from the Daniel Raymond Wong Neurology Fund
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Scientists may contact: (Nicolas.Gaspard@erasme.ulb.ac.be) for more information.