INVITED ADDRESSES

Invited Addresses-119

2016

1. Temporal lobe epilepsy in a dance teacher. 19th Western Epilepsy Workshop. Banff, Alberta. February 13, 2016

2. The presurgical evaluation. Symposium “Current treatment in epilepsy”. National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Mexico City. Feb 19, 2016.

3. “Psychiatric comorbidity and the third generation of anti-epileptic drugs. Neurology grand rounds at the Regina general Hospital. Regina, Saskatchewan. May 13, 2016

4. “The management of a single unprovoked seizure”. Neurology grand rounds at the Regina general Hospital. Regina, Saskatchewan. June 10, 2016.

5. “Comorbidity of epilepsy”. Hot topics in neurophysiology. Annual meeting of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Quebec City. June 21, 2016.

6. Principles of Intraoperative Neuro-physiology Monitoring”. Functional mapping in cranial surgery. Annual meeting of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Quebec City. June 21, 2016.


2015

1. First case of deep brain stimulation for epilepsy in Saskatchewan. Ambassador meeting-Medtronic. January 16, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

2. Art and epilepsy. Saskatchewan Epilepsy program educational activity. Faculty club, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK. May 14, 2015

3. Epidemiology of Sudden death related with epilepsy. Symposium “Sudden death related with epilepsy”. Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation 50th Congress. Toronto, On. June 9, 2015

5. Epileptiform activity (focal and Generalized). EEG course Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation 50th Congress. June 12, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

6. Complex cases of depth electrodes. Neurology grand rounds at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, “Salvador Zubirán”. Mexico City, July 27, 2015

7. Discontinuation of AEDS after successful epilepsy surgery. Epilepsy grand rounds at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Mexico City, July 28, 2015

8. Current treatment of epilepsy. International medical meeting of the Juarez Hospital”. Mexico City, July 28, 2015

9. Psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy. Canadian Epilepsy Research Initiative Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Oct 4, 2015

10. Hot Topics in epilepsy. Canadian Epilepsy Research Initiative Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Oct 4, 2015

11. Risk factors for drug resistant epilepsy. International congress of advances in neurology and neurosciences. Pereira. Colombia, October 8, 2015

12. New generation of anti-epileptic drugs. International congress of advances in neurology and neurosciences. Pereira. Colombia, October 9, 2015

13. Mortality in epilepsy, the Latin-American perspective. International congress of advances in neurology and neurosciences. Pereira. Colombia, October 10, 2015

14. New generation of anti-epileptic drugs. Neurology grand rounds at the Regina general Hospital. Regina, Saskatchewan. October 16, 2015

15. New anti-epileptic drugs. Bliss Restaurant. For the Neurosciences group in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Nov 28, 2015.


2014

1. Discontinuation of AEDs after successful epilepsy surgery. Seventeenth Annual Western Epilepsy Workshop. Banff Alberta, Feb 14, 2014.

2. Who is the author in articles for medical journals? First International Symposium. Authorship in research scientific articles. Faculty of Medicine, Tecnológico de Monterrey. Monterrey, México. March 28, 2014

3. Topic “Is rapid withdrawal of anti-epileptic drug therapy during video EEG monitoring safe and efficacious?”. EEG and epilepsy rounds. Vancouver general Hospital. Vancouver, BC. May 5, 2014

4. Hot off the press – Post Pourri of the Latest Developments in Epilepsy. Symposium “Hot Topics in Epilepsy”. Annual meeting of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Banff Alberta. June 3, 2014.

5. Latest advances in epilepsy. Bliss Restaurant. For the Neurosciences group in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, SK, Sept. 11, 2014.

6. Advances in epilepsy. Saskatchewan Neurology Retreat. Waskesiu, SK, June 20 & 21, 2014

7. Influence of psychiatric comorbidity in the outcome of newly diagnosed epilepsy?. 3rd Halifax International Epilepsy Conference. White Point beach Lodge, Queen County, Nova Scotia. September 18-19, 2014

8. Barriers to employment in epilepsy. 2014 Biennial Canadian League Against Epilepsy meeting. September 18, 2014, London, ON, Canada.

9. Experience from the prairies. 2014 Biennial Canadian League Against Epilepsy meeting. September 19, 2014, London, ON, Canada.

10 A validation of the new definition of drug resistant epilepsy. 4th Annual Saudi Epilepsy Society Conference. November 26, 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

11. Management of antiepileptic drugs after epilepsy surgery. 4th Annual Saudi Epilepsy Society Conference. November 26, 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

12. Focal spikes. Canadian EEG course. 4th Annual Saudi Epilepsy Society Conference. November 27, 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

13. Generalized epileptiform activity. Canadian EEG course. 4th Annual Saudi Epilepsy Society Conference. November 27, 2014, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2013

1. A case of post-traumatic epilepsy and no lesion in MRI. Sixteenth Annual Western Epilepsy Workshop, Banff, Alberta, Feb 13, 2013

2. Diagnosis of Epilepsy. Saskatchewan Epilepsy Symposium. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March 23, 2013

3. Early Referral for Epilepsy Surgery. Saskatchewan Epilepsy Symposium. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March 23, 2013

4. Discontinuation of anti-epileptic drugs after successful epilepsy surgery. A review of the evidence. Neurosciences grand rounds. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 25, 2013.

5. Future directions of the epidemiology in epilepsy. Meeting of the Andaluza Society of Epilepsy. Marbella, Spain, June 7, 2013.

6. Epilepsy surgery symposium. Meeting of the Andaluza Society of Epilepsy. Marbella, Spain, June 7, 2013.

7. Management of seizures on MS. Educational activity for the neurology group in Saskatoon. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, July 9, 2013

8. Future directions of the epidemiology in epilepsy. Meeting of the Colombian league Against Epilepsy. Medellin, Colombia, Nov 8, 2013

9. Medical and surgical treatment of temporal epilepsy. Meeting of the Colombian league Against Epilepsy. Medellin, Colombia, Nov 8, 2013

10. The definition of intractable epilepsy. Meeting of the Colombian league Against Epilepsy. Medellin, Colombia, Nov 8, 2013

2012

1. Temporal lobe epilepsy in an Olympic skater. Fifteenth Annual Western Epilepsy Workshop. Banff, Alberta, February 18, 2012

2. Outcomes after epilepsy surgery. 35th anniversary of the Epilepsy Program of the University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario March 24, 2012

3. Clinical and electrographic criteria for epilepsy surgery. XXII International congress of the Mexican Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico, May 30, 2012

4. Indications of video-EEG. XXII International congress of the Mexican Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico, May 30, 2012

5. Use of intracranial recording for patients with intractable epilepsy. XXII International congress of the Mexican Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico, May 30, 2012

6. Ambulatory electroencephalography in adults: a cost effective solution for increasing necessities of video-EEG in adult patients. Grand rounds. Neurosciences grand rounds. University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario September 18, 2012

7. Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy: everything you would need to know as a non doctor. Open Minds Across Canada. Mental Health Symposia. Saskatoon, SK, October 7, 2012

8. Management of Antiepileptic Drugs After Successful Epilepsy. The 2012 Biennial Canadian Epilepsy meeting (joint meeting of the CLAE/CEA). Calgary, AB, October 21, 2012

9. Discontinuation of Antiepileptic Drugs Following Successful Epilepsy Surgery: A survey of Canadian epileptologists. The 2012 Biennial Canadian Epilepsy meeting (joint meeting of the CLAE/CEA). Calgary, AB, October 21, 2012

10. Ambulatory electroencephalography in adults: a cost effective solution for increasing necessities of video-EEG in adult patients. Epilepsy rounds. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, October 24, 2012

11. Single unprovoked seizures. An evidence based medicine approach. Neurology group in Cambridge, Ontario, October 24, 2012

12. Extratemporal Epilepsies in the Adult and the Elderly. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, San Diego California, Nov 30, 2012

2011

1. A case of parietal lobe epilepsy. Eleventh Annual Western Epilepsy Workshop. Banff, Alberta, February 19, 2011

2. A journey through epilepsy, A medical perspective. Epilepsy Saskatoon, Sasktel theater, RUH. Saskatoon SK, March 26, 2011

3. Single unprovoked seizure. Evidence based medicine. Ontario medical Association. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. April 29, 2011

4. Single unprovoked seizure. Diagnosis and management using evidence based medicine. Department of Medicine. Regina General Hospital. Regina, Saskatchewan, May 13, 2011

5. Complex case of epilepsy and management with lacosamide. Department of Medicine. Division of neurology. Regina General Hospital. Regina, Saskatchewan, May 14, 2011

6. Who is the Best Candidate for Epilepsy Surgery?. BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of NeuroTalk - 2011 Dalian, China, May 25, 2011

7. Symposium coordinator. Epilepsy surgery. BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of NeuroTalk - 2011 Dalian, China. May 25, 2011

8. Lacosamide, a viable option in case of hyponatremia. International Lacosamide Expert Workshop. Jodoigne, Belgium, June 11 2011

9. A complex case of primary generalized epilepsy. London Epilepsy Program Dinner. London Ontario, September 29, 2011.

10. Discontinuation of Antiepileptic Drugs Following Successful Epilepsy Surgery: A survey of Canadian epileptologists. Epilepsy rounds. University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario September 30, 2011

11. An update in the diagnosis and treatment of migraine. Lakeside Medical Clinic. Saskatoon Saskatchewan. October 18, 2011

2010

1. Complex epilepsy cases. Grand Rounds of the Division of Neurology, Department of Neurology of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition. Mexico City, January 23, 2010

2. Medical risk in epilepsy. Clinic forum of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition. Mexico City, January 26, 2010

3. The coexistence of generalized and focal epilepsy. A surgical case. Thirteenth annual Western Epilepsy Workshop. Banff, Alberta, Feb 10, 2010

4. Predictive factors for epilepsy surgery. Meeting of the Andaluza Society of Epilepsy. Granada, Spain, April 17, 2010

5. Single unprovoked seizure. Prince Albert & District Medical Society. Educational meeting. Prince Albert Saskatchewan, May, 12, 2010

6. Reducing the risk of SUDEP. Interventions based on identified risk factors. Neuro-talk 2010. Singapore. June 27, 2010

7. Epilepsy video session. 45th Annual Congress of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation. Quebec, City, June 8, 2010

8. Social outcomes of epilepsy surgery. Canadian League, Against Epilepsy Meeting, 2010. Kingston, Ontario, October 1, 2010

9. Pregnancy and epilepsy. XXXIV meeting of the Mexican Academy of Neurology. Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, October 13, 2010

10. Bihemispheric epilepsy, case presentation. Master-class. Tailoring treatment for the individual patient with epilepsy. Barcelona, Spain, October 16, 2010

11. Reducing the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Open Minds Across Canada. Mental Health Symposia. Saskatoon, SK, October 28, 2010

2009

1. Update in epilepsy. Medley of today’s acute care. Nurse development Clinical Nurse Educators, Emergency, coronary care and intensive care units. Saskatoon SK, January 23, 2009

2. A patients with two procedures and ongoing seizures. Eleventh Annual Western Epilepsy Workshop. Banff, Alberta, February 13, 2009

3. Status of new Epilepsy treatments ain Saskatchewan. Epilepsy Saskatoon and the Society for Comprehensive Epilepsy care, Albert Community Center. Saskatoon, SK, March 21, 2009

4. Safety and yield of early cessation of AEDs in video-EEG telemetry and outcomes Grand Rounds of the Division of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary. June 5, 2009

5. Migraine diagnosis and treatment. Family physicians in Saskatoon SK, Acadia Medical Clinic, July 29, 2009

6. Surgical results of non-lesional epilepsy: a multicenter study. The 2009 Biennial Canadian Epilepsy meeting (joint meeting of the CLAE/CEA). Saskatoon, SK. October 4, 2009

7. Symposium coordinator. Investigating epilepsy. The 2009 Biennial Canadian Epilepsy meeting (joint meeting of the CLAE/CEA). Saskatoon, SK, October 3, 2009

2008

1. Migraine Mastery: Head of the Class. Monthly Session of Saskatoon chapter of CAPIH. Saskatoon SK, January 30, 2008

2. Epilepsy surgery in the elderly. Eleventh Annual Western Epilepsy Workshop. Banff, Alberta, February 16, 2008

3. Migraine Mastery: Head of the Class. Monthly Session of the Battleford Physicians. Saskatoon SK, March 5, 2008

4. Who is a candidate for epilepsy surgery ?. Epilepsy Saskatoon, March 29, 2008. Nurses residency, St. Paul Hospital. Saskatoon, SK.

5. Bruce Shoenberg Conference. “Demographic, clinical and comorbidity data in 1147 patients with migraine in Mexico City”. American Academy of Neurology, Chicago, April 15, 2008

6. Epilepsy workshop. “Epilepsy cases workshop”. San Luís Potosí, México, International Meeting of Neurology, University of San Luis Potosí. June 3, 2008

7. Epilepsy surgery. San Luís Potosí, México,. International Meeting of Neurology, University of San Luis Potosí. June 7, 2008

8. Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Saskatchewan - The Necessity of an Epilepsy Program. Neural Systems and Plasticity Research Group, Annual Retreat. Willows Golf Club, Saskatoon SK, June 2, 2008

9. Epilepsy videos. RN&LPN Education day. May 30, 2008. RUH, Saskatoon, SK.

10. Migraine Mastery: Head of the Class. Family physicians in Saskatoon SK, April 30, 2008

11. Single unprovoked seizure. First International meeting of clinical research of the high specialty Hospital in Oaxaca. Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 24, 2008

12. The profile of a clinical researcher. First International meeting of clinical research of the high specialty Hospital in Oaxaca. Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 24, 2008

13. The placebo effect. First International meeting of clinical research of the high specialty Hospital in Oaxaca. Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, October 24, 2008

2007

1. Age related somatic comorbidity in people with epilepsy in the general population. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. May 3, 2007, Boston Massachusetts

2006

1. Health-state Preferences and Quality of Life in People with Epilepsy in the Community. Psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy: population based analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. December 5, 2005, San Diego California

2. Injuries in Epilepsy. A population based study. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. December 5, 2006. San Diego California, April 2, 2006

2005

1. Psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy: population based analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. December 5, 2005. Washington D.C.

2003

1. Migraine and Tensional Headache. National Radio Program with Cristina Pacheco. Mexico City, March 25, 2003

2. Validation of Diagnostic Tests in Patients with Dementia. Second National Consensus in Dementia. Toluca, Mexico, April 26, 2003

3. Alzheimer Disease. National Radio Program with Luz Maria Meza, Mexico City, June 4, 2003

4. Migraine and Tensional Headache. National radio program with Janet Arceo Mexico City, Jan 28, 2003

5. Alzheimer Disease. National Radio Program with Michelin Kinery. Mexico city, February 19, 2003

6. Parkinson disease. Annual course of the National Academy of Medicine for general doctors. August 1, 2003

7. Guillain Barre. . Annual course of the National Academy of Medicine for general doctors. August 1, 2003

2001

1. Cervical Dystonia. National radio program (frequency 1470 AM), with Janet Arceo. Mexico City, Jan 11, 2001

2. Neurological Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Hospital GEA Gonzalez. Mexico City, August 17, 2001

3. Meningitis. National Congress of Neurology. Mexico City, March 12, 2001

4. Chronic Meningitis. National Congress of Neurology, Mexico City, March 12, 2001

2000

1. Headache. National radio program (frequency 1470 AM), with Janet Arceo. August 1, 2000

2. Neurological Complications of Klippel-Feil Syndrome. Children’s Psychiatry Hospital. Mexico City, May 8, 2000

3. Meningitis and Cysticercosis; Faculty of Medicine, Metropolitan University of Mexico. Mexico City, august 2, 2000

1999

1. Workshop Moderator: Scientific and Technologic advances and implications in Human development. Area; Public Health and Medicine. Fifth International Reunion of Researchers and Postgraduate students of Mexico. Mexico City, October 1, 1999

1998

1. Factors Associated With Therapy Noncompliance in Type-2 Diabetes Patients. Faculty of Medicine, National University of Mexico. Mexico City, March 2, 1998

1990

1. Hematosis, Spirometry, Bronchodilators; Faculty of Medicine, National University of Mexico. Mexico City, January 20, 1990


Media Interviews/Broadcasts-33

1. National radio program (frequency 1470 AM), with Janet Arceo. Mexico City “Headache. August 1, 2000
2. National radio program (frequency 1470 AM), with Janet Arceo. Mexico City. “Cervical Dystonia”. Jan 11, 2001
3. National radio program with Janet Arceo. Mexico City. “Migraine and Tensional Headache”. Jan 28, 2003
4. National Radio Program with Michelin Kinery. Mexico City. “Alzheimer Disease”. February 19, 2003
5. National Radio Program with Cristina Pacheco. Mexico City. “Migraine and Tensional Headache. March 25, 2003
6. National Radio Program with Luz Maria Meza. Mexico City. “Alzheimer Disease”. June 4, 2003
7. Interview with the magazine Vertigo (National distribution in Mexico) regarding migraine, August 3, 2003
8. Interview with national TV in Mexico (Televisa) regarding migraine, August 8, 2003
9. Star Phoenix (special article), “Donation of brain, cash aims to aid epilepsy fight”, Aug 15, 2009. Interview with the Star Phoenix (special article), regarding a recent donation for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program
10. Interview with the Star Phoenix regarding the creation of an Epilepsy Program for the province of Saskatchewan, January 25, 2008
11. “One specialist, 5000 patients”. This is a special article about my research in epilepsy. It was included in a special publication titled "Advancing health III". This is published periodically by the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, 2009
12. Interview with the Star Phoenix regarding sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, Feb 20, 2010
13. CBC Radio and television. “Sudden death in epilepsy”. Feb 23, 2010
14. Global TV Saskatoon. “Use of portable EEG for the diagnosis of epilepsy”. October 28, 2010. This was a TV interview regarding the use of ambulatory EEG to investigate patients with epilepsy
15. “New Hope in the Treatment of Epilepsy”, Royal University Hospital Foundation, September 2010. This is a special article highlighting my clinical research and clinical practice for patients with epilepsy in Saskatchewan
16. Global television, Saskatoon. “Epilepsy triggered by flashing lights”. May 19, 2010. This was an interview regarding photosensitive epilepsy
17. “A Gift of Shares, Pays Dividends, donation for epilepsy”. Royal University Hospital Foundation, December 2011. This is a special article related with a donation for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program
18. "Alfonso's story". This is a special story of one of my patients that I prepared for the Royal University Hospital Foundation. Jan 20, 2012. The story was used for the campaign "Picture this", which had the purpose to bring the first PET scan to Saskatchewan. Royal University Hospital Foundation
19. Star Phoenix (special article), “Neurologist makes case for second epilepsy-testing bed”, March 26, 2013. Interview with the Star Phoenix regarding a fundraising campaign to get a second telemetry bed for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy program
20. Epilepsy purple day event, March 26, 2013. This event was covered by CTV news, Global news and the Star Phoenix. The event started a fundraising campaign for a second video-EEG telemetry bed for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy program
21. “Leading epilepsy Monitoring and Treatment in Canada”. Royal University Hospital Foundation, September, 2013. This is a special article related with a donation of 100,000 dollars to buy a second video-EEG equipment for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program
22. Epilepsy purple day event, March 26, 2014. This event was covered by CTV news, Global news, the Star Phoenix and other media. The event celebrated the opening of the second video-EEG telemetry bed for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy program
23. Featured in the Mexican newspaper “Diario DF”. February 28, 2014. The article highlights the painting on epilepsy surgery by Eduardo Urbano Merino that was commissioned by me as the image of the fundraising campaign to open a second video-EEG telemetry bed for the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program
24. Star Phoenix (special article), “Big interest in epilepsy brain bank”, March 5, 2015. Interview with the Star Phoenix regarding the first epilepsy brain bank in Canada
25. Royall college of Physicians and surgeons of Canada press (Special article). “Fellows spur the creation of Canada’s first “Epilepsy Brain Bank” focused exclusively on adult epilepsy research. April 2015, Vol. 15, No. 4. Interview with the RCPSC regarding the first epilepsy brain bank in Canada
26. College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. (Special article). “Fellows spur the creation of Canada’s first “Epilepsy Brain Bank” focused exclusively on adult epilepsy research. April 2015, Vol. 15, No. 4. Interview with the college of medicine-U of S regarding the first epilepsy brain bank in Canada
27. CTV news (special documentary by Chantel Huber regarding the first epilepsy brain bank in Canada). Brain bank vital in epilepsy research at U of S. March 26, 2015.
29. Interview by Neurology advisor (American Academy of Neurology) regarding the Saskatoon single seizure clinic as an effective model to evaluate patients after the first single unprovoked seizure. April 21, 2015.
30. Interview by International Innovation (UK research agency). Special article “The myriads facets of epilepsy”. May 2015.
31. CTV news. Live interview about the “Seizure dogs”. March 22, 2016.
32. Global news. Live interview about “Purple day for epilepsy”. March 25, 2016.