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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

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.