Dr. Stefano Francione is the lead epileptologist and head of the “Claudio Munari” Epilepsy Surgery Centre, Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital,Milan, Italy.
Philippe Kahane, MD-PhD, is a neurologist and neurophysiologist, Hospital Practioner and University Professor at Grenoble-Alpes University and Hospital (France). He is the Director of the Grenoble Hospitalo-University Federation of Clinical Neurosciences and is in charge of the clinical epileptology program. He is acknowledged as an international expert on presurgical assessment of drug-resistant epilepsies, including SEEG investigations, with more than 25 years of experience in the field. His area of research includes the characterization of epileptogenic networks using intracerebral recordings and stimulation, the assessment of physiological networks by analysing intracranial EEG oscillatory responses to different cognitive tasks, and the implementation of novel surgical therapies such as deep brain stimulation.
Philippe Ryvlin, MD, PhD, is Professor of Neurology and Chair of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland, and Director of the Epilepsy Institute (IDEE) in Lyon, France. He is the President of the European Epilepsy Monitoring Association (EEMA) and holds an honorary Professorship in epilepsy surgery at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He previously chaired the Department of Functional Neurology and Epileptology at Hospices Civils de Lyon.
Francesco Cardinale, MD, serves as a neurosurgeon at the “Claudio Munari“ Epilepsy Surgery Centre, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy. His clinical activity focuses on stereotactic methodology for implanting intracerebral electrodes aimed to perform StereoEEG monitoring and on brain resective surgery. His research activity focuses mainly on advanced neuroimaging processing for surgical planning and on robotic aided surgery.
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