09 mei 2013

Gent Z score Loreta Neurofeedback and qEEG workshop 11-13 July 2013


Clinical Applications of the EEG:

A Practical and hands on approach: From Clinical History to EEG Acquisition to Editing to Analysis to LORETA to Discriminant Functions to Brain Behavior mapping to Clinic Report Writing and Neurotherapy Recommendations

By Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D.
Thirty Years Experience and Board Certified in EEG/qEEG
National Institute Of Health Scientific Advisor and Author of Seven Books and 200 Publications

Day One:

I. Review of the Science of EEG and Electrical NeuroImaging
1- Introduction, Overview and History
2- Genesis of the EEG
3- Frequencies of the EEG
4- Functional Networks and the EEG NeuroImaging
5- EEG Coherence and Phase Differences
6- EEG Phase Shift and Phase Lock Dynamics
7- Small-World Models and Graph Metrics
8- EEG Normative Databases
9- Linking Symptoms to Dysregulation in Networks
10-EEG Biofeedback to Improve Regulation and Stability in Functional Networks

Day Two: Exemplar patients - 55 year old TBI patient, history, complaints and symptoms .

1. Start with the patient’s clinical history and symptoms and hypothesize how the brain’s localization of function properties are liked to the patient’s clinical history.
2. Learn how to import digital EEG data and to visually examine the EEG tracings and how to recognize artifact and how to re-montage (average reference, Laplacian, Bipolar, common reference by a mouse click).
3. Learn how to Automatically Eliminate artifact and how to measure the Test Re-Test Reliability and the Quality of your recordings.
4. Learn how to examine EEG traces and dynamically link visual events in the EEG tracings to the QEEG. Learn how to avoid bias in the selections of EEG for QEEG analysis.
5. Learn how to eliminate the effects of medication by using the Laplacian transform.
6. Learn how to identify epileptic events, sharp waves, Diffuse vs. Localized deviations from normal and to again attempt to link the functional localization of the brain to the patient’s symptoms.
7- Learn how to interpret power, coherence and phase delays in terms of convergent anatomical information and again link to the patient’s symptoms.
8- Learn how to interpret discriminant functions and to hypothesize links between the discriminant function and the patient’s clinical history.
9. Learn how to hypothesize and validate the maximum LORETA source localization based on the surface EEG.
10. Learn how to evaluate the convergence of the patient’s clinical history with the surface EEG and with LORETA’s tomographic localization properties and again link to the patient’s symptoms.
11. Learn how to efficiently write a clinic report by linking the diffuse and localized EEG measures to Brain Function and to the patient’s clinical history and symptoms.
12. Learn how to develop an individualized neurofeedback protocol based on the strategy to minimize abnormal EEG deviations integrated with other measures including the patients clinical history and the clinician’s judgment.

Day Three part I
II. Review concepts covered in day one and two and practice the conventional EEG and QEEG evaluation of additional patients. Participant’s are encouraged to bring their own patient’s raw EEG data for analysis at the workshop.

1- Learn how to use Joint-Time-Frequency-Analysis (JTFA) to measure instantaneous power, coherence and phase and phase reset in order to evaluate finer details of an EEG pattern.
2- Learn how to use NeuroStat to compute pre-treatment vs post-treatment statistical comparisons of the EEG as well as group statistics.
3- Learn how to use LORETA source coherence and phase to evaluate cortico-cortical connection relations from 88 different regions of interest.
4- Learn how to use BrainSurfer to visual Network Dynamics in playback mode.
5- Learn more about False Positives/False Negatives and Statistical concepts of Sensitivity and Specificity.
6- Learn more about how to create your own clinic report templates and how to then validate the reliability and meaning of the interpretation of EEG/QEEG.

Day Three part II 

III- Review concepts and use Neuroguide Demo and Playback to perform Surface and LORETA Z Score Biofeedback
1- Learn the basics of EEG Biofeedback including electrode application, impedance reduction, good recording hygiene
2- Learn how to do use a symptom check list approach to EEG biofeedback
3- Learn how to do 1 to 19 channel surface EEG Z score biofeedback
4- Learn how to do LORETA Z score EEG biofeedback
5- Learn how to use BrainSurfer for EEG Biofeedback

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