September 9th

Inaugural Conference: Multimodal EEG - assessment of pediatric epilepsies
Catherine Chiron

Catherine Chiron, MD, PhD, is recognized as an international expert for paediatric epilepsies. She is together Neuropediatrician at the Hospital Necker-Enfants Malades in Paris, France and Director of Research at the French Institute of Medical Research (INSERM), where she heads the Research Unit U1129 “Pediatric Epilepsies and Brain Plasticity”. Her major interest is focused on cerebral imaging in children, with the aim to develop innovative approaches for multimodal assessment of pediatric epilepsies planed for surgery: i.e EEG in nuclear imaging (ictal SPECT, PET) or task-related functional MRI (fMRI). She is also involved in imaging in healthy children to study brain maturation, like language and memory-fMRI and neonatal high-resolution EEG. Since 2000, she has been the PI of several multi-center national trials, the coordinator of one European project, the head of the ILAE Neuroimaging E-Learning Course, and a regular tutor of the Douro Epilepsy Course taking place in Portugal every 2 years.

Adult EEG Conference: The role of EEG: is there a life beyond epilepsy?       
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho licensed by Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra in 2003. He did his Neurology Specialty in University Hospital Center of Coimbra, and Clinical Neurophysiology Sub-specialty in University Hospital Center of Porto.

He's currently working as Neurologist at Mealhada Misericórdia Hospital, Neurologist at CUF Porto Hospital and Neurology Assistant and Clinical Neurophysiologist at Matosinhos Local Health Unit - Pedro Hispano Hospital.

Autoimmune epilepsy         
Ricardo Rego

Ricardo Rego obtained his Medical degree in 1998 (ICBAS – University of Porto).He did medical training at Hospital de Santo António, Porto (1998-2000), and his Neurology residency at Hospital Pedro Hispano, Matosinhos (2001-2006). He worked as a clinical neurologist and coordinated the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Hospital Pedro Hispano, Matosinhos (2006-2011). He's currently working at the Neurophysiology Unit and as coordinator of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Hospital São João, Porto. He's an invited Professor at Escola Superior de Saúde, Instituto Politécnico do Porto (2011-). Main areas of interest and research: semiology of epileptic seizures, EEG signal processing, critical care EEG monitoring.

Presentation: The use of Trending in the Contemporary ICU for Neurotelemetry  
Sabrina Galloway

Ms. Galloway is an internationally recognized leader in the neuromonitoring field with over 35 years of experience of proven competence and success. Ms. Galloway was an early pioneer in establishing 24/7 long term monitoring (LTM) programs in several university hospital settings in the United States. She is an accomplished medical administrator with a strong background in strategic operations management. Her consulting experience with The Joint Commission accreditation standards provides for a knowledge base of governmental, regulatory and hospital compliance. Ms. Galloway has published numerous peer reviewed articles in neurodiagnostics and authored multiple book chapters. She lends her expertise to every hospital client she works with for improved quality patient care, evidence based best practices and risk management mitigation.

Introduction for the use of Continuous Electroencephalography in the Contemporary ICU
Rebecca Clark-Bash

President of Knowledge Plus, Inc, an international education company focusing on the use of electroneurodiagnostic technology in diagnostic and interventional neurology & surgery.

Unesco EEG\IOM Missions Member:  Vietnam

WSET Vice-President 2011-2015

ASNM Secretary-Treasurer 2009-2010

ASNM Board of Directors 2000-2008

ASNM Regional Symposia Chair 1998-2011

ASET Board of Directors 1990-1995

First Technologist given the Fellowship status within the ASNM

Fellow-American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring

California College of Health Sciences Adjunct Faculty EEG Distant Learning Program 1993 – 2005

CSET Board of Directors 2004-2007


Baxter Healthcare Outstanding Recognition Award 1999-Q1, 2000-Q2

American Society of Training and Development Faculty 1992, “An Interactive Video Model for Affordable Quality Healthcare Training.”

E-Learning - Educational Technology Use in Neurodiagnostic Clinical Skills Training
Maggie Marsh-Nation
ABRET Neurodiagnostic Credentialing & Accreditation
Rebecca Khozein

Maggie is the current president of OSET. She is the Chair of the Neurodiagnostic Technology Department at Baptist College of Health Sciences. She has served on the ASET board, the ABRET board and worked for ASET for 11 years developing online education. She is an ASET Fellow, and was the 2016 Theda Sannit Outstanding Educator award winner.

Rebecca has an extensive background spanning 35 years in research/clinical neurophysiology and integrative medicine. After mastering EEGs, EPs, NCVs, and other modalities early in her career, Rebecca went on to direct a multifacility neuroscience center for several years in Texas. In the 90s, she further honed proficiencies in IONM at Johns Hopkins and earned board certification in polysomnography.

In 2000, Rebecca completed medical school in the paradigm of Asian medicine, earning multiple national and state board certifications and licensure in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbology. Rebecca was the founder and CEO of an integrative medicine practice specializing in neurologic and sleep disorders for ten years in New Mexico and co-owner/director of a sleep disorders center in Santa Fe.

Yale New Haven Hospital recruited Rebecca in 2010 to head clinical neurophysiology, including Critical Care EEG, EMG, Movement Disorders, and adult/pediatric EMUs. Rebecca serves as adjunct faculty for Yale School of Medicine lecturing annually in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, and ICU EEG fellowship programs. Furthermore, Rebecca achieved greenbelt certification in six-sigma and is faculty at the Institute for Excellence (YNHH) lecturing in LEAN/SS, statistics, and project management. Rebecca holds a BA in biochemistry, MS, and MBA, concentrating on executive leadership.

Rebecca currently serves on the ABRET board of directors as president-elect and on the research committee and the standards and practice committee for ASET.

Workshop A: Peri-ictal evaluation in Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Joana de Jesus Ribeiro

Joana de Jesus Ribeiro, Integrated Master Degree in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra (2006-2012). Neurology residency in Neurology Department of Coimbra University and Hospital Center (2013-2018). Currently, working at the Epilepsy and Sleep Monitoring Unit of Coimbra University and Hospital Center and attending the first year of Clinical Neurophysiology Study Cycle. PhD student of the Health Science PhD programme of the Faculty of Medicine of University of Coimbra, developing the Project entitled Pharmacoresistant epilepsy associated to focal cortical dysplasia: genomic and epigenetic analysis.

Fátima Fonseca

Degree in Neurophysiology by the Vale do Ave Superior School of Health, with internships held at the Porto Hospital Center. Worked at SOERAD Hospital in Torres Vedras, in the areas of pediatric and adult electroencephalogram, ambulatory and laboratory sleep polygraphic recording and multiple sleep latency tests. Currently, working at the University Hospital Center of Coimbra, in the areas of routine electroencephalogram, urgency, hospitalization and intensive care and at the Epilepsy and Sleep Monitoring Unit.

Workshop B: EEG in coma/UCI
José Augusto Mendes Ribeiro

José Augusto Mendes Ribeiro has been since 1998 a full-time Clinical Neurophysiologist and since 2005 Clinical Neurophysiology  Consultant in the Neurophysiology Department in S. Joao Hospital, Porto.

His main recent clinical interests are on topics including brain monitoring in the critically ill in the neonatal, pediatric and adult ICUs and Pediatric Video-EEG monitoring.

Sofia Marques

Sofia Marques started my professional career in 2010 at the Pedro Hispano Hospital, Matosinhos and since 2012 works as a Superior Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technician in Neurophysiology and Internal Auditor at the Hospital São João, Porto.

In 2018 was the trainer of the course "Continuous Monitoring of Electroencephalography in Intensive Care" at the I National Congress of Clinical Physiology.

Workshop C: Simultaneous EEG-fMRI
Alberto Leal

Graduated in Medicine from the University of Lisbon in 1989. Complementary Neurology Internship in 1997. Clinical Neurophysiology subspecialty in 1999. Master's Degree in Biophysics and Medical Physics at the University of Lisbon in 1996. PhD from the University of Lisbon in 2008. General medical internship at Pulido Valente Hospital (1990-1991). Internship of Neurology in the Hospital of Egas Moniz (1992-1997). Hospital Assistant of Neurology at the Hospital Dr. Fernando Fonseca (1998-2003). Hospital Assistant Graduate of Clinical Neurophysiology at the Psychiatric Hospital Center of Lisbon (since 2004).

Daniel Carvalho

Daniel Carvalho graduated in Neurophysiology (2005) at ESSVA (Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Ave).

Assistant Professor at ESTeSL (Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Saúde de Lisboa)

Since 2008 neurophysiology technician at Hospital de Dona Estefânia - CHULC (Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Central).

Since 2006 to 2014 working in Epilepsy Surgery Program at CHLO (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental).

Since 2005 to 2008  neurophysiology technician at Neurophysiology Service of CHPL (Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental).

Since 2005 working at AL - Neurophysiology

Workshop D: EEG lab: a powerfull and versatile Matlab toolbox for a detailed analysis of EEG signals.
Diego Pinal Fernández

Psychologist, Master in Social Gerontology and PhD in Neurosciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Currently, he works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Psychology Research Center of the University of Minho (Portugal). It uses neuroimaging techniques, especially the EEG, to identify the neural processes and mechanisms responsible for executive control over the contents of working memory. Specifically, those that allow selection of relevant information bits and filtering and interference inhibition in this type of memory. Its purpose is to understand how these mechanisms and processes are modulated by the age and modifiable factors of our lifestyles throughout the adult life cycle and in neurodegenerative disorders. Specifically, his scientific interest focus on how aspects of the individual's nutrition, physical activity, and sociocultural activities modulate these neural mechanisms and shape the cognitive processes to shape what we know to be successful aging

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