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Sodium Channelopathies in Epilepsy

Sodium Channelopathies in Epilepsy


Dr. Eka - Resident Doctor, Mediclubgeorgia Medical Center, Tbilis, Georgia.

Dr. Shermila Pia - MD, pediatric neurology fellow (PGY4), University of Rochester Medical Centre, Rochester, Newyork, USA.



Dr. Harsh Patel - Pediatric Neurologist, Ahmedabad, India


Expert Faculty:

Dr. Gia Melikishvilim - MD, Pediatric Neurologist, Mediclubgeorgia Medical Center, Tbilisi, Georgia

Main field of interest: Rare epileptic disorders and genetic encephalopathies.

He has more than 25 years of experience working in this field and he is the author of several papers.


Brief information about talk:

Ion channels are critical for neuronal excitability and provide important targets for anticonvulsant drugs. Sodium channels form an important category, responsible for multiple epilepsy syndromes ranging from pharmaco-responsive epilepsies to developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEE). This podcast will comprise of one or two case presentations by young Pediatric neurologists from FLICNA followed by a discussion on sodium channelopathies by the expert faculty. In the end, there will be a moderated Q and A session.

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