CBD in the treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy by Dr Nicola Specchio, MD, PhD.
By attending today's session you will be able to learn about following topics.
- Mechanisms of Action of CBD ( Cannabidiol )
- Results in DS Results in LGS
- Results in TSC
- What to expect in Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies
Dr Nicola Specchio, MD, PhD
Department of Neuroscience, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Institute for Research and Health Care (IRCCS), Rome, Italy
Nicola Specchio is Head of the Epilepsy Unit in the Department of Neuroscience at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy, where within his role, he is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with paediatric epilepsy. This includes the pre‑surgical evaluation of patients with drug resistant epilepsy and the selection of patients with genetic epilepsies.
Dr Specchio’s main interest lies with seizure semiology and the classification of epileptic seizures and syndromes. He has published papers in many international journals including Epilepsia, Epilepsy Research, Epilepsy and Behavior and is currently responsible for several clinical studies regarding patients with drug-resistant epilepsy and the genetic aetiology of epileptic encephalopathy in the first three years of life.
Dr Specchio is a representative of International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs and of the Italian Chapter of the ILAE.