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Canadian League Against Epilepsy

Canadian Epilepsy Teaching Network of the CLAE 

The CLAE is proud to launch of the Canadian Epilepsy Teaching Network (CETN). We are excited to showcase monthly virtual rounds to be given by national and international experts in epilepsy. Sessions were designed based on the survey results conducted among the CLAE members and follow the ILAE competency-based curriculum. 


Rajesh RamachandranNair, (Program Director)

Esther Bui (Director of Education, CLAE)

JP Appendino (Lead for Evaluation), Tadeu Fantaneanu (Lead for CPD)

Kevin Jones (EEG teaching Co-Lead), Eliane Kobayashi (EEG teaching Co-Lead)

Gianluca D'Onofrio (Trainee Representative)

Some sessions are recorded. Please click on the link

Mark your calendars for Fridays at 12 noon  (Eastern Time, Canada) for a riveting hour! 

Monthly sessions, Fridays at 12 noon Eastern Time.


Jan 20, 2023 Autoimmune Epilepsy Dr Claude Steriade, New York 

Feb 17, 2023 MRI brain in Epilepsy Dr Kish Mankad, GOSH, UK 

Mar 17, 2023    Ketogenic diet, Epilepsy & Gut Dr Stefanie Prast-Nielsen, Karolinska Institute, Sweden                    

                              Microbiome: What is the connection?             

Apr 21, 2023       Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures Dr Benjamin Tolchin, Yale, USA (Moderated by Dr T Fantaneanu)

May 19, 2023      ILAE classification- Concept changes Prof Solomon Moshe, NY (Moderated by Dr R Ramachandran Nair)

June 16, 2023      SUDEP: From Mechanism to Prevention Dr R Ramachandran Nair, Hamilton

July 14, 2023 Post stroke epilepsy Dr Carolina Ferreira Atuesta, New York,

Aug 18, 2023           Interesting Epilepsy surgery cases                     Dr David Dufresne, Sherbrooke, QC

Sept 15, 2023 Lessons learned from non-surgical cases Pan-Canadian Panel

Oct 20, 2023   Assessing the outcomes in Epilepsy Surgery Dr Colin Josephson, Calgary

Nov 17, 2023 What to do with the genetic test report on my PWE Dr Lysa Lomax, Kingston, ON

Dec 15, 2023 Lessons learned from Epilepsy surgery cases Dr Walter Haden (Calgary) & Dr Alexander Weil (Montreal)


 Jan 21, 2022 From Insula to Precuneus      Dr Dang Ngyuen, Montreal

 Feb 18, 2022 EEG Patterns in the ICU      Dr L Hirsch, New Haven, CT

 Mar 18, 2022 Multimodal Neuroimaging in Epilepsy      Dr Paolo Federico, Calgary

April 22, 2022 Role of Neuropsychological Assessment in Epilepsy Surgery (      Dr Mary Lou Smith, Toronto

May 20, 202  Epilepsy and Sleep       Dr Marcus Ng, Winnipeg

June 17, 2022 Epilepsy Surgery Failures: Lessons learned      Dr Robert Knowlton, UCSF

July 15, 2022         Epilepsy in the Elderly      Dr Kristin Ikeda, Halifax

Aug 19, 2022          Neonatal Epilepsy: Myths& Mysteries       Dr Renee Sellhaas, Ann Arbor, MI

Sept 16, 2022 Cancelled      

Oct 21, 2022 Neuromodulation- VNS vs DBS vs RNS             Dr Tina Go, Vancouver

Nov 18, 2022 Pregnancy Registry in Epilepsy: Lessons learned        Dr Torbjorn Tomson, Stockholm

Dec 16, 2022 EEG Source Imaging in Epilepsy        Dr Kevin C Jones, Hamilton


Jan 15, 2021 Seizure and Epilepsy classification: End or Beginning Dr Sam Wiebe, Calgary
Feb 19, 2021    Seizure semiology: a video is worth a million words Dr Jorge Burneo, London 
Mar 19, 2021  Epileptic encephalopathy: Emerging concepts  Dr Mary Connolly, Vancouver 
April 16, 2021  Rationale polypharmacy in the era of newer ASDs Dr Emilio Perucca, Italy
May 21, 2021 Precision medicine: Are we ready for prime time? Dr Ingrid Scheffer, Melbourne 
June 11, 2021 CBD in Epilepsy: Current practice   Dr Elizabeth Thiele, Boston 
July 16, 2021 Novel surgical approaches in Epilepsy  Dr George Ibrahim, Toronto
Aug 20, 2021  Ketogenic diet: A call for individualized therapy!  Dr Elaine Wirrell, Rochester
Sep 17, 2021 SUDEP: Knowns and unknowns influencing discussion  Dr Elizabeth Donner, Toronto
Oct 15, 2021 Comorbidity in Epilepsy: Practical aspects of management  Dr Mark Keezer, Montreal 
Nov 19, 2021 Status Epilepticus: Any change in concepts and management?   Dr Teneille Gofton, London
Dec 17, 2021 Epilepsy in Women: Pregnancy, lactation and menopause Dr Esther Bui, Toronto 

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