The Duke Comprehensive Epilepsy Center organizes both patient-focused and provider-oriented events to improve patient quality of life and increase collaboration amongst providers and researchers.

Upcoming DCEC Events:

Past DCEC Events:


DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Summer 2022


  • Is Best Always Best? Patients' Preferences for Treatment Alternatives for Drug-resistant focal epilepsy by Shelby Reed, PhD, RPh, Professor of Population Health Sciences, Duke University

  • Brain Stimulation and Cognition in Epilepsy by Barbara C. Jobst, MD, Chair and Professor of Neurology, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Spring 2022


  • EEG Source Imaging (ESI): Source modeling basics and more by Prachi T. Parikh, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology Duke University

  • Epileptiform activity at the microscale by Sydney S. Cash, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Winter 2021


  • Using Dynamical Network Models to Derive Interictal and Ictal Biomarkers of the Epileptogenic Zone from Intracranial EEG Data by Sridevi V. Sarma, PhD Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

  • Non-invasive optical detection of brain activity using parallelized diffuse correlation spectroscopy by Roarke W. Horstmeyer, PhD Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Fall 2021


  • How refractory epilepsy patients with SEEG implants help in advancing the science of dose individualization in neuromodulation by Pratik Chhatbar, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology Department of Neurology Duke University 
  • Adding some science to the art of EEG: classifying seizure Dynamotypes by William Stacey, MD, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Biomedical Engineering University of Michigan 

DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Summer 2021


  • Research and New Therapies in Epilepsy by Jacqueline French, MD Professor of Neurology NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • The Measure by which you Measure: Quality of life and Quality of Care in Epilepsy by Matthew Luedke, MD Division Chief, Hospital Neurology Assistant Professor of Neurology Duke University

DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Spring 2021


  • Beyond the focus – Why networks matter in temporal lobe epilepsy by Vicky Morgan, Ph.D. Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Vanderbilt Universit

DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Winter 2020


  • Localizing epilepsy "hotspots" with quantitative neuroimaging by Kathryn Adamiak Davis, M.D., M.S.T.R. Assistant Professor of Neurology University of Pennsylvania
  • Using Ultrahigh-Resolution Diffusion MRI to Localize Seizure Foci in Patients with Intractable Epilepsy by Iain Bruce, PhD Medical Instructor Duke Department of Neurology

DCEC Quarterly Research Symposium Fall 2020


  • Automating Clinical Neurophysiology by M. Brandon Westover, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Neurology  Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Augmented reality in epilepsy surgery and clinical application of source localization by Muhammad Zafar, MBBS Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Duke University