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Dr. Dean Naritoku, professor and chair of neurology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and president of the Southern Epilepsy and EEG Society (SEEEG), hosted the SEEEG annual meeting during Mardi Gras weekend at the Riverview Renaissance Plaza Hotel in Mobile.
The multi-day meeting provided a platform for physicians and scientists to exchange new ideas and information related to the field of epilepsy. “We are the only remaining regional society for epilepsy, and our small size allows us to focus on very specific topics in detail,” Dr. Naritoku said. “That cannot be done at a huge meeting.” The meeting was limited to 100 attendees, which fostered small-group discussion and feedback during the sessions.
The event featured 16 speakers who discussed several leading-edge topics on the pathophysiology and treatment of epilepsy. Dr. Naritoku presented “Does Rational Polytherapy Exist?” and Dr. Olivier Darbin, assistant professor of neurology at the USA College of Medicine, presented “The Basis and Rationale for using Nonlinear Signal Analysis for Brain Function.”
As president, Dr. Naritoku is responsible for organizing the meeting, moderating the programs and establishing the programming for the SEEEG annual meeting. “The Southern Epilepsy and EEG Society features venues in the Southeast,” Dr. Naritoku said. “Since we have never had any major epilepsy meetings here in the past, I thought it was a good opportunity to showcase how great Mobile is and the unique experience of Mardi Gras.”
Founded in 1948 as the Southern EEG Society, the Southern Epilepsy and EEG Society is a scientific and educational association with members throughout the Southern and greater United States and is open to physicians and scientists from all areas. The SEEEG is dedicated to advancing the fields of epilepsy and EEG in order to provide quality care to the public, increase physician knowledge of epilepsy, and improve patient care.
For more information about the Southern Epilepsy and EEG Society, click here.
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