CNS conference III
multidisciplinary discussions
about epilepsy

5 December, 2020. Online conference, hosted from Tbilisi, Georgia

About The Conference

About The Conference

Mental Health Department of “Youth Scientific Union” is pleased to announce "CNS Conference III". Current issues, research and news regarding Central Nervous System will be discussed during the conference. “CNS conference III” aims to build the multidisciplinary discussions about epilepsy based on experience, original research and novel literature review about epilepsy.


Online conference
Hosted from Tbilisi, Georgia


Abstract submission deadline:
25 October, 2020

Conference date:
5 December, 2020

Conference organizers

Meet the organizers and partners of CNS Conference III


Youth Scientific Union, Georgia

Leading youth scientific platform in Georgia.


European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees

Shaping the future of psychiatry


Mental Health Department of YSU

Official NTA of Georgia in the EFPT

Conference Schedule

Here is our conference schedule

Welcome and Greetings

Can selective patterns, colors, light flashes, television frequency, cartoons or video games induce Epilepsy? Arbaab Khan, DTMU

Supervisor: Iuri Migriauli, Vice Dean, Asst. in Microbiology

Sleep disorders in patients with epilepsy in adjara region. Anastasia Mzhavia, Aleqsandre Kartsivadze, BAU

Supervisor: Tsira Kapanadze, Assistant; Natia Kharati, Assistant

Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Adjara Region. Momin Alsaraf, Lior Yehezqel, Shalmali Neogi, Rajneesh Khurana, BAU

Supervisor: Natia Kharati, Assistant

SUDEP- A Review Of New Findings. Lajja Mistry, DTMU

Supervisor: Rishi Desai, Psychiatrist


Cannabidiol: An Elusive yet Effective Choice for Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy. Nanditha Narendran, TSMU

Supervisor: Tamar Ediberidze, Child Neurologist; Secretary General of Georgian section of International League Against Epilepsy

Link between ADHD and epilepsy. Heli Vijaybhai Vithlani, DTMU

Supervisor: Iuri Migriauli, Vice Dean, Asst. in Microbiology

Symptomatic epilepsy surgery. Saba Shkubuliani, CIU

Supervisors: Nino Akiashvili, head of the neurology service. Giorgi Gegia, head of the neurosurgery service. Gudushauri National Medical Center

CNS tuberculosis and epilepsy. Nika Amozashvili, TSMU

Supervisor: Nazibrola Botchorishvili, S. Khechinashvili University Hospital

Differential diagnosis of epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Sopio Giorgadze, Gvantsa Lashkhi, TSMU

Supervisor: Nino Naneishvili, Psychiatrist, Institute of Neurology and Neuropsychology

Closing Remarks


Special workshop: Current principles of epilepsy classification and management.

Nana Tatishvili, Neurologist, DTMU professor

Why epilepsy?

Always an urgent issue

Epilepsy is one of the oldest diseases described and one of the most common neurological diagnoses. According to WHO, 1% of the world's population suffers from epilepsy (European White Paper on Epilepsy, 2001; WHO, 2014). There are about 35,000 people with active epilepsy in Georgia. It is a constantly changing and complex nosology. Its etiopathogenesis still requires thorough studies. The risk of premature death in individuals with epilepsy is 3 times higher than in the rest of the population. Epilepsy is a universal chronic disease that can develop in people of any gender, age and social class. With that many issues, epilepsy is not only a medical but also a global problem. This problem places a heavy social and economic burden on both a patient and a family, as well as the healthcare system. The problem is related to the stigmas spread in the society; Sick individuals are limited in their choice of profession. Epilepsy is a heterogeneous condition and its epidemiological studies are very complex. Often patients who hide their illness because of negative public attitudes and social stigma are inaccessible to epidemiological research. Due to the epileptic clinical feature diversity, the process of data collection, diagnosis and classification of the condition is complicated.

Multidisciplinary issue

Epilepsy is not managed by a single specialist. A prerequisite for the perfect management of patients is the existence of a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. People with epilepsy often have both physical problems (eg, fractures, bruises) and psychological problems (including anxiety and depression). Its heterogeneity, which is related to the etiological diversity of the disease (structural, genetic, infectious, metabolic, and unknown), makes epilepsy an area of interest in many fields of modern science.

Constantly updated approaches

Innovative, high-tech (deep stimulation), translational and pharmacological approaches to the treatment of epilepsy are constantly being introduced. More attention is paid to rare epilepsy syndromes and refractory conditions. New trends in management are noted, aimed not only at eliminating and preventing seizure episodes, but also at modifying the disease and improving quality of life (e.g., managing mood and memory problems).

Why should you participate?

Multidisciplinary discussions

You will have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary discussions with specialists from different fields and young representatives from different countries of the world. The diversity is also determined by the theme chosen by the conference. The etiopathogenesis, classification, diagnosis, and management of epilepsy are multifaceted issues.

An experienced team

This conference is being held for the third time. The conference is organized by the team with many years of experience at YSU which offers a friendly and professional environment. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the various youth associations that support the union and help to organize the conference.

Combined format

This year we offer a combined conference format that includes both live and online elements. Such format allows holding an international conference regardless any epidemiological situation.


Your report will be published in the YSU online journal and on other electronic platforms.

Innovative and flexible registration system

Registration takes place on the YSU portal where you can easily and quickly create your account, manage your abstract, payments and other important issues. This platform facilitates the receipt of information and communication with the organizers, which is a prerequisite for organizing the projects of high quality and efficiency.  Additionally, in accordance with modern requirements, the portal provides protection of personal data, encryption of passwords, support for Georgian and English languages.

Future development perspective

You have the opportunity to join YSU, meet members and get involved in other projects.


Create your account on, manage your abstract, payments and other important issues.

Attendee Access

  • Regular Seating
  • Opportunity to join YSU
  • Access to a special workshop
  • E-certificate
  • Oral / poster presentation
  • Abstract in YSU journal

Attendee - Standard access

  • Regular Seating
  • Opportunity to join YSU
  • Access to a special workshop
  • E-certificate
  • Oral / poster presentation
  • Abstract in YSU journal

Participant Access
€15 (₾40*)

  • Regular Seating
  • Opportunity to join YSU
  • Access to a special workshop
  • E-certificate
  • Oral / poster presentation
  • Abstract in YSU journal

* Authorized universities in Georgia that are partners of YSU fund participation of their students and the fee is reduced to 40 GEL.

Contact Us

We would be happy to answer your questions regarding the conference.

Hosted in

Tbilisi, Georgia

Phone Number

+995 595 400 185