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 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
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.

Monday, July 25th Speaker slot available
Monday,
August 29th, 2022
11am EDT
Dr. Charles M. Casassa, M.D. Neurologist and Epileptologist 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 in 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
Dr. Suzette LaRoche, M.D., FACNS, FAAN, Professor of Neurology and Interim Chief of the Division of Epilepsy at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. 

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

October 2022 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:
To be announced.

Monday,
November 13th, 2022
11am EST
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.

Monday,
January 30th 2023
Dr. Pilar Pichon, M.D., Pediatric Epileptologist, Child Neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University Health.

Persyst Grand Rounds lecture title:
To be announced.

February 2023 Speaker slot available. 

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