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INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASE REPORTS




Dear colleagues 
  
Thank you for having registered to one or more of the EPIPED courses (a 3 year’s cycle) on TREATMENT STRATEGIES IN PEDIATRIC EPILEPSIES. 
As you have seen the whole program is favouring interaction with tutors and between participants
We are happy to inform you that you will always have the unique opportunity to meet and debate on treatment strategies with colleagues from different countries
Saturday morning you will also be given the possibility to present your own clinical cases for discussion. Most of them can also be discussed with the tutors before your presentation. 
 
If you wish to discuss a Case Report on Saturday please meticulously follow the instructions below.
  
Your presentations should be structured to provide the audience with a comprehensive approach of the diagnostic (or pre-surgical) procedures undertaken in cases of complex epilepsies (not obligatorily drug-resistant) and of the treatment strategies chosen. With respect to the number of participants each one of you can only present ONE case.

To present a Case for discussion on Saturday morning you obligatorily need to pre-register AND to send an almost complete version of your slides at the latest one week before the EPIPED Course (deadline for 2018: Tuesday April 3rd). You will still be allowed to modify your presentation before Saturday morning. 
The format below should be respected: 
1. Not more than 5-6 PowerPoint slides for non-surgical cases; Not more than 10 slides for surgical cases. Videos can be presented but should be prepared in advance and limited to the essential. 
Avoid long introductions, both students and tutors are specialised. You do not need to make a lengthy introduction based on literature. Go directly to the essential and formulate your question(s) to the panel in a clear way.
2. Slide 1: Present a summary of the most important semiological signs and symptoms and your first diagnostic hypothesis
3. Slide 2: Give a list of the eventual diagnostic investigations undertaken to prove your hypothesis, supported by the rational for having performed them
4. Slide 3: Summarize the most pertinent results obtained and the diagnosis reached that guided you in establishing a treatment strategy. 
5. Rest of slides: Focus on treatment strategies (including a rational for the choices made) and the results obtained. 
6. You can end your presentation either with your conclusions to be debated or by asking a question to the audience of the tutors and your peers. 
  
Highly educational case reports can then be proposed for publication in the ILAE educational journal EPILEPTIC DISORDERSYou will have up to 3 months after the teaching course to prepare and submit your manuscript, which will be peer reviewed as a regular submission to the journal. 
As an example of how such manuscripts should be structured you will find attached the guidelines for "Electro-Clinical Reports" as published in Epileptic Disorders (www.epilepticdisorders.com  ) 
  
We are delighted that you have been selected as an active EPIPED participant. 
Waiting to meet you very soon in Girona 
  
On behalf of all the tutors 
Alexis Arzimanoglou, Jaume Campistol, Victoria San Antonio 
 





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EPIPED COURSES are an educational activity of the European Reference Network EpiCARE in partnership with the University Hospitals of Lyon, France (HCL) and the Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain, Research Foundation (FSJD)
 
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