Epilepsy Symposium in Mashhad

Epilepsy Symposium in MashhadEpilepsy Symposium in Mashhad

Mashhad’s Razavi Hospital and Munster University of Germany will hold the 2nd International Epilepsy Symposium in Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province on August 25.

The symposium will be held in cooperation with the Astan Quds Razavi - an autonomous charitable foundation which manages the shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH), the eighth Shia imam, Mashhad’s Razavi Neuroscience Center and Tehran’s Shefa Neuroscience Research Center.

Prof. Ali Gorji, head of Epilepsy Research Center at Munster University and founder of the Shefa and Mashhad neuroscience centers, and Prof. Christopher Heinz Kling House from Munster University, will participate. Considering the high prevalence of epilepsy and the number of people afflicted, the conference seeks to provide standards of healthcare to the patients, reports Mehr News Agency.

It is estimated that at least about 40 million people around the world and 750,000 people in Iran suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the central nervous system.

The latest achievements in the field will be presented at the symposium. In addition, patients who are resistant to treatment will be treated by an Iranian-German team of epilepsy specialists from August 23-27. The symposium will precede the 12th International Epilepsy Congress (January 20-22, 2016) which will be held at the Razi Conference Center in Tehran and will be attended by specialists from several countries, reports the website of the congress.  In order to share experiences and promote knowledge on epilepsy, experts and researchers may submit their abstracts to the congress secretariat by November 21.