The Epilepsy Foundation in partnership with the Epilepsy Center at George Washington University are proud to host Epilepsy Grand Rounds, a monthly series of lectures covering a wide variety of epilepsy-related topics. The topics discussed will be presented by renowned speakers, and the goal of the series is to provide education for the attendees to improve their knowledge, competence, and clinical performance.

"Thanks to our partnership with, this series will now be visible to hundreds of thousands of physicians, health care providers, and lay persons from all over the world," said Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, director of the GW Epilepsy Center and associate professor of neurology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. "With this exposure, we will have greater opportunity to educate and improve knowledge, competence, and clinical performance of larger numbers of attendees."

Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's Standards for Commercial Support, The George Washington University Office of CEHP (CEHP) requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. CEHP identifies and resolves all conflicts of interest prior to an individual's participation in development of content for an educational activity.

The speaker(s) and planners report the following relationships:

  • Mohamad Koubeissi, MD (Planner) declares that he has served on the speakers bureau for UCB Pharma and Sunovion.
  • Christos Papadelis, PhD (Speaker) COI pending.

The following planners/staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity:

  • Radwa Aly (Staff)
  • Leticia Hall (Staff)

Claiming CME Credit

If you wish to claim credit for these lectures, please click to view lecture from GW epilepsy center website.

July 14, 2020 — 8:00 AM EST LIVE STREAM

Stream Archive

June 9, 2020

Ruben Kuzniecky MD, Northwell Health
Title: The Human Epilepsy Project: What is new about new onset epilepsy?

Video coming soon.

May 12, 2020

James McNamara MD, Duke University
Title: In Search of Disease Modifying Therapy of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

April 14, 2020

Patrick Forcelli MD, Georgetown University
Title: Targeting Subcortical Networks to Control Seizures

March 10, 2020

Lara Jehi, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Title: Algorithms in clinical decision-making: applications in epilepsy

February 11, 2020

Jack Parent, MD, University of Michigan
Title: Using Human Stem Cells and Brain Organoids to Explore Genetic Epilepsies

January 14, 2020

Alberto E. Musto, MD, PhD, FAES, Eastern VA Medical
Title: Neuroinflammation: An Opportunity for New Therapies in Epilepsy

December 17, 2019

Chaitali Ghosh, Cleveland Clinic
Title: Understanding the role of Blood-Brain Barrier in human drug resistant epilepsy

Video coming soon.

November 12, 2019

Curt LaFrance, MD, MPH, Brown University
Title: PNES

October 8, 2019

Kevin Staley, MD, Harvard Medical School
Title: Seizures and Acute Brain Injury

September 10, 2019

Ramin Javan, MD, George Washington University
Title: Role of Neuroimaging Techniques in Epilepsy

August 13, 2019

Mark S. Quigg, MD, University of Virginia
Title: Sleep and Epilepsy

July 9, 2019

Melanie Boly, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Title: Dissociating Consciousness from Responsiveness: Potential Relevance to Identify the Mechanisms of Loss of Consciousness During Epileptic Seizures

June 11, 2019

Daniel Drane, Emory University
Title: Neural underpinnings of memory and language

May 14, 2019

Kareem Zaghloul, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Health
Title: Neural mechanisms of human episodic memory formation

April 16, 2019

Howard Goodkin, MD, University of Virginia
Title: État de Mal 2019

March 5, 2019

Nitin Tandon, MD, University of Texas
Title: Windows on the Mind from Intracranial Recordings

February 5, 2019

MacKenzie Cervenka, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Title: A Role for Ketogenic Diets in the Management of Adult Epilepsy

January 8, 2019

Tanvir Syed, MD, University Hospital Cleveland
Title: Ambulatory EEG: Utility, Outcomes, and Interrater Reliability

December 11, 2018

Patti Vining, MD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Title: Epilepsy and Intellectual Disabilities

November 13, 2018

Patricia Penovich, MD
Title: An Approach to Medical Therapy For Epilepsy

October 23, 2018

David Treiman, MD
Title: Status Epilepticus: insights from the clinic and the laboratory

September 11, 2018

Aristea S. Galanopoulou, MD, PhD
Title: New therapies for epilepsies across the lifespan: a team approach to success

August 14, 2018

Anto Bagic, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Title: Not so Benign Neglect: Underutilization of MEG in Epilepsy Surgery

July 10, 2018

Jennifer A Kearney, PhD, Northwestern University
Title: Epilepsy Channelopathies

June 12, 2018

Eric Marsh, MD, PhD, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Title: Cannabinoids in Epilepsy

May 15, 2018

Scott Baraban, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Title: Cell Transplantation for Epilepsy

April 10, 2018

David J. Mogul, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology
Title: Using brain dynamics to tailor deep brain stimulation for treating epilepsy

March 13, 2018

Jason Gerrard, M.D., Ph.D., FAANS, Yale University
Title: Neural Networks in Epilepsy: The Evolving Role of Surgery and Technology in Epilepsy Treatment

February 13, 2018

Jerzy P. Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Title: Quo Vadis Neuroimaging in Epilepsy?

January 16, 2018

Cynthia L. Harden, M.D., Mount Sinai
Title: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: Incidence and Risk Factors

December 12, 2017

Donald Shields, M.D., Ph.D., George Washington University
Title: Novel Epilepsy Surgical Techniques

November 14, 2017

Jason Brandt, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Title: Some Neuropsychological Aspects of Epilepsy and PNES in Adults

October 10, 2017

Pavel Klein, M.D., Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy Center
Title: The Idiot and the Genius: writers with epilepsy

September 12, 2017

Andrea Bernasconi, M.D., Montreal Neurological Institute
Title: Neuroimaging of epilepsy - Quantitative models of lesions and networks

August 8, 2017

Eliane Kobayashi, M.D., Ph.D., McGill University
Title: Multimodal functional neuroimaging in epilepsy

July 11, 2017

Adam Hartman, M.D., National Institute of Health
Title: Metabolism-based treatments for Epilepsy

June 13, 2017

Thomas Sutula, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Title: Glycolysis as a metabolic target for treatment of seizures and consequences of TBI

May 8, 2017

Ronald Lesser, M.D., John Hopkins University
Title: Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

April 11, 2017

Gary Mathern, M.D., UCLA Brain Research Institute
Title: Pediatric epilepsy surgery; treating the epileptic encephalopathy

March 14, 2017

Jean Gotman, Ph.D., Montreal Neurological Institute
Title: Epileptic foci identified by combining EEG and fMRI

February 14, 2017

Nathan Fountain, M.D., University of Virginia
Title: New treatments for intractable epilepsy

January 10, 2017

Aatif Husain, M.D., Duke University
Title: Appropriately Aggressive Treatment of Seizures in Critically Ill Patients

December 13, 2016

William H. Theodore, M.D.
Title: PET Scanning in Epilepsy: Clinical and Research Applications

November 8, 2016

Marla J. Hamberger, Ph.D.
Title: Naming in Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery

October 11, 2016

Anthony Ritaccio, M.D.
Title: Decodification of the Brain Using Electrocorticography

August 9, 2016

Elinor Ben-Menachem, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: The Importance of Cardiovascular Fitness and Epilepsy

June 12, 2016

Frank Drislane, M.D.
Title: How Aggressively Should Status Epilepticus be Treated?

May 10, 2016

Tobias Loddenkemper MD, Harvard Medical School
Title: Pediatric Status Epilepticus

April 12, 2016

Jaideep Kapur MBBS, PhD, University of Virginia
Title: Mechanisms and Treatment of Status Epilepticus

March 8, 2016

Eric Kossoff MD, Ketogenic Diet Editor, Johns Hopkins University
Title: The Promise and Challenge of Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy

February 2, 2016

Michael Privitera, M.D., University of Cincinnati
Title: Generic-Brand Antiepileptic Drug Equivalence: From Anecdotes to Evidence

January 12, 2016

Hal Blumenfeld MD, PhD, Yale University
Title: Epilepsy & Consciousness: From Neurotransmitters to Driving Safety

December 15, 2015

Andres Kanner MD, University of Miami Health System
Title: Psychiatric Complications of Epilepsy Surgery

November 10, 2015

Amy Brooks-Kayal MD, Children's Hospital Colorado
Title: Challenge & Promise of Developing Disease Modifying Therapies for Epilepsy

October 13, 2015

Shlomo Shinnar MD, PhD, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title: Consequences of Prolonged Febrile Seizures in Childhood

September 8, 2015

Frances Jensen, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Cognitive Consequences of Epilepsy: Shared Mechanisms

August 11, 2015

David Labiner, MD, University of Arizona
Title: Epilepsy, Pregnancy, and the Child

July 14, 2015

Gregory Krauss, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical
Title: Epilepsy and the Aging Brain

June 9, 2015

Steve Schachter, MD, Harvard Medical School
Title: Epilepsy and the Creative Mind: Art as Windows into Complexity and Comorbidities of Epilepsy

May 12, 2015

Gregory Cascino, MD, Mayo Clinic
Title: Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy: The Changing Patient Population and Challenges

April 7, 2015

Carl Stafstrom MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Beyond Excitation and Inhibition: Novel Mechanisms for Seizures and Epilepsy

March 17, 2015

Bassel Abou Khalil, MD, Vanderbilt University
Title: Rational Polytherapy in the Management of Epilepsy

February 10, 2015

Bill Gaillard, MD,Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C.
Title: Variability and Plasticity of Language Networks in Human Focal Epilepsy

Jan 13, 2015

Helen Scharfman, PhD, New York University Langone Medical Center and The Nathan Kline Institute
Title: Diverse Roles of Adult Neurogenesis in Epilepsy

Dec 16, 2014

Carl Bazil, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University
Title: Sleep and Epilepsy: Importance for Memory

Nov 18, 2014

Riki Matsumoto, MD, PhD, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Title: Single Pulse Electrical Stimulation to Probe Human Brain Connectivity and Epileptogenicity

Oct 14, 2014

Ed Bertram, MD, University of Virginia
Title: Understanding the Neurobiology of Limbic Epilepsy to Improve Surgical Outcomes