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Grand Rounds

The Grand Rounds Seminar Series

  • The RCH Grand Rounds Seminar Series runs from February through to November each year.
     
  • Event Time and venue Description
    Hopkins Symposium: Artificial intelligence, big data, and minimally invasive technologies: The future of epilepsy therapies -- Dr Emma Macdonald-Laurs 06 Mar 2024, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Hybrid: Ella Latham Auditorium and online

    Synopsis:

    How are artificial intelligence, big data, and minimally invasive technologies changing the way we diagnose and treat children with drug-resistant epilepsies?

    In this Grand Round, we will highlight the use of artificial intelligence in the detection of subtle lesions causing epilepsy, the selection of antiseizure medications, and the prediction of individual surgical outcomes. We will discuss the way large open-source datasets allow us to address previously unanswerable research questions whilst fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations. Finally, we will deliberate whether emerging minimally invasive technologies in epilepsy surgery are overhyped, or truly advancing patient outcomes.

    Speaker:

    Dr Emma Macdonald-Laurs is a paediatric epileptologist and neurologist at The Royal Children’s Hospital, and a Clinician-Scientist Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Dr Macdonald-Laurs interests include epilepsy surgery, advanced neuroimaging and EEG analysis, and automated intelligence. She has recently submitted her PhD which examined bottom-of-sulcus dysplasia, a tiny brain lesion which causes epilepsy in children amenable to surgical correction. Her research is already directly translating into precision diagnosis, with early detection of MRI-negative lesions using automated (AI) detection methods, followed by precision surgery. Her ongoing work seeks to develop and implement tools to detect subtle brain lesions causing epilepsy and to better understand the brain network and cognitive changes associated with uncontrolled seizures.


    Presented in the Ella Latham Auditorium, The Royal Children’s Hospital and online by zoom webinar: Click to join

     

    Access for people with disability: The Ella Latham Auditorium is accessible for people using wheelchairs. If you have any other accessibility requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know, and the Grand Rounds coordinator will contact you.​


    International Womens Day -- AProfessor Jane Munro & Professor Margie Danchin 13 Mar 2024, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Hybrid: Ella Latham Auditorium and online




    Presented in the Ella Latham Auditorium, The Royal Children’s Hospital and online by zoom webinar: Click to join

     

    Access for people with disability: The Ella Latham Auditorium is accessible for people using wheelchairs. If you have any other accessibility requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know, and the Grand Rounds coordinator will contact you.​

    Professor Nigel Curtis 20 Mar 2024, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Hybrid: Ella Latham Auditorium and online



    Presented in the Ella Latham Auditorium, The Royal Children’s Hospital and online by zoom webinar: Click to join

     

    Access for people with disability: The Ella Latham Auditorium is accessible for people using wheelchairs. If you have any other accessibility requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know, and the Grand Rounds coordinator will contact you.​

    Professor Ravi Savarirayan 27 Mar 2024, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Venue: Hybrid: Ella Latham Auditorium and online




    Presented in the Ella Latham Auditorium, The Royal Children’s Hospital and online by zoom webinar: Click to join

     

    Access for people with disability: The Ella Latham Auditorium is accessible for people using wheelchairs. If you have any other accessibility requirements in order to participate fully, please let us know, and the Grand Rounds coordinator will contact you.​