Introducing Persyst Grand Rounds, a series of online lectures covering topics related to EEG and quantitative EEG for both the management and surgical evaluation of epilepsy and for monitoring and assessment in neurocritical care ICU environments.

For more than 30 years Persyst has been committed to providing advanced EEG detection and Trending solutions to clinical practice in order to assist in the review and analysis of EEG data.

But our mission isn’t only to provide EEG software solutions. We also know the importance of investing in our community by providing a platform for education where expertise and knowledge can grow towards the utilization and implementation of EEG and quantitative EEG.

That’s why we are proud to host* Persyst Grand Rounds, a series of online lectures covering topics related to EEG and quantitative EEG for the management and evaluation of both epilepsy patients and patients in neurocritical care ICU environments.

Each online lecture will feature an experienced epileptologist or neurophysiologist, presenting on a topic of their choice, as it relates to EEG monitoring and analysis.

*Persyst will make no requirements of the speakers, nor will Persyst control or edit the content. Speaker presentations are not required to include Persyst, its software, products or services.

Persyst Grand Rounds 2024

Monday,
June 24th 2024 11am EST

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Dr. Pilar Pichon M.D., Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California Irvine, and a Child Neurologist and Pediatric Epileptologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) California. 

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Epilepsy and Autism: The role of EEG in Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Clinical Practice.

Friday,
May 17th 202411am EST

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Dr. Ronit M. Pressler M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH, Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Associate Professor at the UCL-Institute of Child Health. 

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Neonatal EEG – case discussions.

Wednesday,
April 3rd 202412pm EST

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Dr. Susan T. Herman, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
How and Why to Integrate Electrical Source Imaging into Your Practice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize the indications for electrical source imaging in epilepsy, including high density EEG.
2. Optimize ESI acquisition and analysis using clinical toolboxes.
3. Develop an ESI program that meets the needs of the EEG lab and clinical epilepsy team, including workflow and reimbursement.

Monday,
February 19th 202412pm ESTWatch the recording.
Dr. Kai J. Miller, Ph.D., M.D., Ph.D., Pediatric and Adult Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
The Connection Between the Computational Activity of Neural Populations and Signals Measured from Implanted Neurosurgical Patients.

Learning Objectives:
1. Become familiar with the basic types of electrical recordings made from inside the skull to identify seizure onset regions in neurosurgical patients.
2. Describe the basic phenomena found in these recordings.
3. Understand hypothesized roles for oscillations in the brain circuitry of movement and how these can be connected to new therapies.

Persyst Grand Rounds 2023

Wednesday,
November 15th 202311am EDT

Dr. Douglas R. Nordli, Jr., M.D., Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Chief of Pediatric Neurology Section at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Tips for a busy pediatric epileptologist.

Learning Objectives:
Learn how Persyst can help with:
1. Recognition of seizures in neonates and children.
2. Analysis of spikes.
3. Detection of asymmetries.

Wednesday,
September 27th, 2023
11am EDT

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Dr. Sonal Bhatia, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Child Neurologist at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Disparities in Pediatric EEG in the United States

Learning Objectives:
1. Highlight the existing literature showcasing the gap in care, i.e. disparities and inequities in the field of pediatric EEGs/epilepsy.
2. Discuss the potential interventions and solutions to bridge the gap.
3. Provide a brief overview of the work done by the Health Equity Special Interest Group (SIG) under the aegis of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC).

Tuesday,
June 20th, 2023
11am EDT

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Dr. Lawrence Hirsch, M.D., Professor of Neurology; Director of the Neurophysiology Fellowship Program; Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and EEG; Co-Director of the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Co-Director of the Critical Care EEG Monitoring Program at the Yale School of Medicine.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Clinical Uses of Quantitative EEG Other than Seizure Detection

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize patterns of ischemia using qEEG.
2. Appreciate the ability of qEEG as a general brain monitor in critically ill patients.
3. Understand the limitations of qEEG.

Thursday,
June 1st, 2023
12pm (noon) EDT

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Dr. Ramya Raghupathi, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Updates in Epilepsy Surgery and Neuromodulation

Learning Objectives:
1. Provide a concise overview of drug resistant epilepsy including its definition.
2. Identify treatment gaps.
3. Review trends and updates in epilepsy surgery including neuromodulation over the years.

Monday
April 17th, 2023
1pm EDT

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Dr. Ioannis Karakis, M.D., PhD, MSc, Professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
EEG use in the intraoperative setting

Learning Objectives:
1. Review the use of EEG in the intraoperative setting for various indications (depth of anesthesia ascertainment, epileptogenic zone identification during electrocorticography, after-discharges/seizure detection during functional mapping, interhemispheric asymmetries recognition during cerebrovascular and cardiovascular surgeries).
2. Understand patient selection, procedure planning and execution, risks and technical limitations, anesthetic and systemic considerations, results interpretation and reporting.
3. Discuss future directions.

Friday,
February 10th 2023
11am EST

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Dr. Daniel Goldenholz, M.D., PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
What do those color plots mean? Understanding quantitative EEG plots.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand what each of the main quantitative EEG (qEEG) plots from Persyst display.
2. Understand the basics of how the qEEG plots are generated.
3. Understand the basic limitations of each qEEG plot.

Tuesday,
January 17th 2023
11am EST
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Dr. Pilar Pichon, M.D., Pediatric Epileptologist, Child Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University Health.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep (ESES) in Clinical Practice.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep (ESES) and Continuous Spike and Waves during Sleep (CSWS).
2. Discuss the epidemiology, EEG pattern, evolution, outcome and management of CSWS.
3. Apply the above concepts to case studies of CSWS in the pediatric setting.

Persyst Grand Rounds 2021/2022

Monday,
October 25, 2021
11am EST

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Dr. William Stacey, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Quantitative EEG primer: learn to build your own detectors so you can sleep better on call.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the mathematical principles behind common quantitative EEG tools.
2. Learn how to customize visualization settings in Persyst quantitative EEG.
3. Learn how to design customized detectors to find seizures or events in specific patients.

Monday,
November 29, 2021
11am EST

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Dr. Stephan Schuele, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Neurology, Feinberg School of Medicine and Head of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Best practices in planning for sEEG implantation as part of the epilepsy surgical evaluation

Learning Objectives:
1. Build skills to better understand when sEEG implantation is indicated in epilepsy evaluation.
2. Identify and implement the available tools for sEEG planning.
3. Discuss findings in illustrative SEEG cases and develop a resection plan.

Monday,
January 24, 2022
11am EST

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Dr. Edilberto Amorim, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences School of Medicine

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Neuromonitoring for hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in the ICU

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify three quantitative EEG trends associated with neurological outcome post-cardiac arrest.
2. Identify pitfalls for qualitative and quantitative EEG interpretation for neurological prognostication and treatment.
3. Understand the relationship between multimodal prognostication testing in post-cardiac arrest.

Monday,
February 28, 2022
11am EST

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Dr. Juan Pablo (JP) Appendino, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary Alberta Children’s Hospital

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Advanced EEG monitoring in the neonatal ICU

Learning Objectives:
1. Build skills to understand the current solutions and limitations for EEG monitoring in the neonatal ICU.
2. Identify and implement the best available tools for neonatal EEG monitoring and interpretation.
3. Examine and assess the impact of background and seizure monitoring in some qEEG trend modalities.

Monday,
March 21, 2022
11am EST

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Dr. Susan Herman, M.D., Director of the Epilepsy Program, Professor of Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Raw and Quantitative EEG for Identification of Ischemia

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the characteristic EEG features seen in brain ischemia in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke.
2. Select appropriate quantitative EEG measures for monitoring ischemia.
3. Integrate EEG and qEEG findings into clinical management protocols for patients at risk for ischemia.

Monday,
April 25, 2022
11am EDT

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Dr. Andres Rodriguez Ruiz, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. 

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title: 
Assessing how normal and abnormal EEG patterns are commonly seen in quantitative EEG.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize and identify:
1. Common, normal EEG patterns in quantitative EEG.
2. Common, abnormal interictal EEG patterns in quantitative EEG.
3. Different types of seizure patterns in quantitative EEG in the ICU.

Monday,
May 23, 2022
11am EDT

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Dr. Arnold Sansevere Jr., M.D., Director of Critical Care EEG Monitoring at Children’s National.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Clinical Applications of qEEG in the Pediatric ICU.

Learning Objectives:
1. Become familiar with quantitative EEG seizure patterns in the pediatric ICU.
2. Appreciate the role of quantitative EEG for detection of cerebral injury in the pediatric ICU.
3. Identify early signs of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) using quantitative EEG.

Monday,
June 27th, 2022
11am EDT

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Dr. Giulia Benedetti, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Clinical Applications of qEEG in the Pediatric ICU; Part Two.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the current landscape of qEEG use in our pediatric ICUs.
2. Integrate qEEG into the management of ictal emergencies in the pediatric ICU.
3. Describe qEEG encephalopathy patterns relevant to pediatric neurocritical care with a focus on reassuring patterns of reactivity/state cycling and early detection of deterioration.

Monday,
August 29th, 2022
11am EDT

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Dr. Charles M. Casassa, M.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. 

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Quantitative EEG applications for seizure detection – from Neurophysiologists to Nurses.Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the key qEEG trends commonly used for seizure detection and understand their relationship to raw EEG.
2. Describe potential applications of qEEG as a screening tool for seizure detection to be used by non-neurophysiologists.
3. Understand the limitations of qEEG protocols for seizure detection and areas in need of further research.
Wednesday,
September 28th, 2022
11am EST

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Dr. Suzette LaRoche, M.D., FACNS, FAAN, Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair of Community Partnership at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. 

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
Expanding EEG monitoring outside of urban areas and academic institutions.

Learning Objectives:
1. Recognize that the lack of EEG monitoring resources outside of urban areas translates into a significant health disparity.
2. Identify technical and financial obstacles to expansion of EEG monitoring.
3. Learn about solutions for high quality, cost effective and sustainable EEG monitoring in resource limited areas.

Wednesday,
October 26th, 2022
11am EST

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Professor Stefano Seri M,D., FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology at Aston University, Birmingham UK and Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
“Theoretical and practical considerations for implementing EEG Electrical Source Imaging for the assessment of patients with epilepsy.”

Learning Objectives:
1. Review physical and physiological underpinnings of source imaging of EEG/MEG signal (EMSI).
2. Critically evaluate evidence for the use of ESI in assessment of patients with epilepsy.
3. Establishing pipelines for ESI, availability of toolboxes and software packages.

Monday,
November 14th, 2022
11am EST

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Dr. Ronit M. Pressler M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH, Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Associate
Professor at the UCL-Institute of Child Health.
Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
New classifications of seizures and epilepsies in neonates.Learning Objectives:
1. Appreciate the value of EEG in the diagnosis and management of neonatal seizures.
2. Understand the ILAE classifications of seizures and epilepsies in neonates.
3. Understand how to distinguish acute symptomatic seizures from epilepsy in neonates.

If you are interested in participating as a speaker, or have a request for a specific topic, please contact us!