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The computer-connected brain: 21st century treatment of epilepsy and brain cancer

Oregon Health and Science University Brain Institute

Event Date + Time:
May 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - May 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Event Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States

Venue Name:
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About This Event

Event Description:

Join neurosurgeon Ahmed Raslan, M.D., for a fascinating look at the future of awake brain surgery and how new technology promises better results for people with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Raslan and a team of researchers at OHSU and UC San Diego received a $12.25 million NIH grant to develop film-like sensors that show brain activity in resolution that is 100 times higher than what is currently available. A high resolution improves a surgeon’s ability to conduct surgery with greater precision.

The OHSU team brought their expertise with awake brain surgery to the project. In epilepsy surgery, the goal is to remove as much of a tumor or lesion without damaging nearby tissue. Using this new technology, Raslan has identified epileptic brain activity never seen before. The sensors will likely have uses far beyond epilepsy, opening up new understandings of the brain and how it functions.

Type(s) of Event:

Lecture/Briefing, Online/Virtual

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Organizer's Details

Organizing Institution(s):

Oregon Health and Science University Brain Institute

Contact Information:

Name: Kate Stout

Phone: 503-494-0885



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