Recent Progress in Detection and Prediction of Epilepsy (20w2244)

Organizers

(University of Calgary)

Description

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Recent progress in detection and prediction of epilepsy" workshop in Banff from June 12, 2020 to June 14, 2020.


Human epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, 0.6% of Canadian suffer from it. The focus of this 2-days meeting is mathematical processing of epilepsy-associated EEG data, its role in seizure analysis and diagnostics. The purpose is to bring together three groups of researchers: physicians specializing in drug-resistant epilepsy, behavioral neuroscientists, and applied mathematicians.Thanks to the first group, extensive clinical data is available with detailed description. The second group experiments with animals, and some data analysis methods can be applied to clinical data as well. This is a conference, a brainstorming activity and a training opportunity for research associates, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students involved in all three groups. The proposed participants are members of the mathematics and statistics departments, neurology, clinical neurosciences, cell biology, physiology, psychology and practicing medical doctors.


The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).