ILAE British Chapter Epilepsy Neuroimaging Teaching Course

Mar 10 2017 08:30 - Mar 11 2017 19:15

Epilepsy Society / UCL MRI-Unit, Chesham Lane, SL9 0RJ Chalfont St Peter


This first ILAE British Chapter Neuroimaging 2-day course aims to provide both an overview and a solid foundation in state-of-the-art MRI scanning in epilepsy. Open to all healthcare professionals and affiliates and MSc/PhD students.

The course will:

  • Consist of lectures and small-group tutorials given by experienced MRI-clinicians /researchers
  • Cover aspects of structural and functional MRI acquisition and analysis
  • Train participants on real patient data in hands-on laboratory exercises

On completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Employ MRI to influence the clinical management of patients with epilepsy
  • Select appropriate MRI sequences
  • Distinguish clinical and MR features of different etiologies
  • Understand the role of advanced MR acquisition and post-processing analysis methods


Places limited to 30 on first come first served basis.

Registration fee inclusive of course materials, certificate of attendance, meals, refreshments etc.

Invoice - if an invoice is required, please provide full details to the below email address of who the invoice is to be address to (full payment must be received before place is guaranteed.

£25 discount off the below fees if an ILAE British Chapter Member. To join the ILAE visit

  • £350 (consultant and physician)
  • £250 (radiographer, SHO, nurse, SpR, PhD/MSc student)

You will receive a confirmation via email within 48 hours of receipt of your registration.


If required, nearby accommodation has been reserved at a discount for the duration of the course. However, note that room numbers are currently restricted to 15.

  • 10 x rooms at The Greyhound Inn in Chalfont St. Peter at £65 per room incl. breakfast (single or double occupancy)
  • 5 x rooms Dearmer Guest House at the Epilepsy Society at £30 per person / per night incl. breakfast

To make a booking, contact the venue directly and mention you will be attending the course.

Contact Information

For further information, a copy of the off-line registration form or programme, please visit: or contact the organisers:;

If you have any special needs, disabilities, and/or dietary restrictions that we may address to make your participation at our events more enjoyable, please do let us know when registering.

What is your cancellation & substitution policy?

Notice of cancellation received in writing more than 21 days prior to the event will be issued a refund of their registration fee.

Cancellations received 21 days or less prior to the event will not receive a refund.

Final Programme

Day 1, Friday 10 March 2017

08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Refreshments (ESRC)

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Introduction

09:15 – 09:45 Lecture: Size of the problem (J. Duncan)

09:45 – 10:30 Lecture: MR-physics for medics part I: T1, T2, artefacts (S Vos)

10:30 – 11:15 Lecture: Neuroradiology for neurologists (F Woermann)

11:15 – 11:45 Refreshments (ESRC)

11:45 – 12:15 Lecture: Quantitative (automated) image analysis (G, Winston)

12:15 – 12:45 Lecture: Voxel-based analysis (S Keller)

12:45 – 13:00 Questions & Answers Session

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (ESRC)

14:00 – 18:30 Tutorials

1) Anatomy rehearsal;

2) MRI data acquisition and sequences;

3) Qualitative reporting of paediatric and adult MRI;

4) Quantitative MRI analysis: hippocampal volumetry or VBM

16:00 – 16:30 Refreshments (ESRC, MRI Unit)

18:40 – 19:15 Wrap-up, open question session

19:30 Evening meal at the Ivy House

Day 2, Saturday 11 March 2017

09:00 – 09:45 Lecture: MR-physics for medics part II: Diffusion imaging (S Vos)

09:45 – 10.30 Lecture: Structural Imaging and Connectivity (M Yogorajah)

10:30 – 11.00 Lecture: Functional MRI - Basics (C Vollmar)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee (ESRC)

11:30 – 12:00 Lecture: Resting fMRI / EEG-fMRI and Connectivity (K Hamandi)

12.00 – 12:30 Lecture: Language fMRI (F Woermann)

12:30 – 13:00 Lecture: Memory fMRI (B Wandschneider)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (ESRC)

14:00 – 18:30 Tutorials

5) Tractography / TBSS;

6) fMRI acquisition and paradigms;

7) fMRI data analysis:
- Basic language-/motor-fMRI or
- Advanced language-/memory-fMRI or
- Resting state-/EEG-fMRI

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee (MRI Unit)

18:45 – 19:15 Conclusions and Feedback (ESRC-Lecture Room)

19:15 End of course


Mrs Jane Burdett (JB), Radiographer, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Prof John Duncan (JD), Professor of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Khalid Hamandi (KH), Consultant Neurologist, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical

Neuroscience, Cardiff University.

Prof Alexander Hammers (AH), Professor (Honorary Consultant) of Imaging and Neuroscience

Head of PET Imaging Centre, St Thomas' Hospital, London.

Mrs Andrea Hill (AH), Super-intendant Radiographer, UCL Institute of Neurology

Dr Simon Keller (SK), Lecturer Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Translational

Medicine,University of Liverpool.

Prof Matthias Koepp (MK), Professor of Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Karin Trimmel (KT), Research fellow, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Christian Vollmar (CV), Oberarzt, Klinikum der Universität München, Germany.

Dr Sjoerd Vos (SV), MR physicist, Epilepsy Society, Chalfont Center for Epilepsy, and Translational

Imaging Group, UCL.

Dr Britta Wandschneider (BW), Specialist Registrar Neurology, Berlin, Germany.

Dr Gavin Winston (GW), MRC Clinical Scientist, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Dr Friedrich Woermann (FW), Oberarzt, MRI Unit, Epilepsiezentrum Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany.

Dr Mahinda Yogarajah (MY), Consultant Neurologist, St Georges Hospital, London.

Tutorial & translation support

Ms Bianca Blasi – PhD student MR physics UCL and Rome, Italy

Dr Guiseppe Borzi – Epilepsy fellow, UCL and Calabria, Italy

Dr Lorenzo Caciagli – Epilepsy Research fellow, UCL and Pisa, Italy

Dr Maria Centeno – Post-doc Neurophysiology, UCLH and GOSH, and Barcelona, Spain

Ms Monika Czech – Research nurse, UCLH

Dr Marian Galovic – PhD student MRI/PET, UCL and St Gallen, Switzerland

Dr Fenglai Xiao – PhD student MRI/fMRI, UCL and Chengdu, China

Consultant (non ILAE member)

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Radiographer, SHO, nurse, SpR, PhD/MSc student (non ILAE member)

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Consultant (ILAE member)

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Radiographer, SHO, nurse, SpR, PhD/MSc student (ILAE member)

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