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Elena Fonseca Hernandez

I am an assistant neurologist in the Neurology Department and I develop my activity within the Epilepsy Unit, caring for adult patients with this disease. Our transversal unit is dedicated to the comprehensive care of patients with epilepsy, from childhood to the most advanced stages of life. I am the coordinator of the Video-EEG Monitoring Unit (EMU) in our department. I was a beneficiary of the Predoctoral Scholarship in Neuroscience from the Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno Foundation in 2019. I am a member of the Young Epileptologists Section of the Spanish Epilepsy Society and of the Young Epileptologists Section of the International League Against epilepsy (ILAE). I am also part of the epilepsy study group of the Catalan and Spanish neurology societies. My current research is focused on refractory epilepsy and cognitive and psychological aspects of epilepsy.

Institutions of which they are part

Main researcher
Research Group on Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizures
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca
Neurology
General Hospital
Elena Fonseca Hernandez

Elena Fonseca Hernandez

Elena Fonseca Hernandez

Institutions of which they are part

Main researcher
Research Group on Status Epilepticus and Acute Seizures
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca
Neurology
General Hospital

I am an assistant neurologist in the Neurology Department and I develop my activity within the Epilepsy Unit, caring for adult patients with this disease. Our transversal unit is dedicated to the comprehensive care of patients with epilepsy, from childhood to the most advanced stages of life. I am the coordinator of the Video-EEG Monitoring Unit (EMU) in our department. I was a beneficiary of the Predoctoral Scholarship in Neuroscience from the Tatiana Pérez de Guzmán el Bueno Foundation in 2019. I am a member of the Young Epileptologists Section of the Spanish Epilepsy Society and of the Young Epileptologists Section of the International League Against epilepsy (ILAE). I am also part of the epilepsy study group of the Catalan and Spanish neurology societies. My current research is focused on refractory epilepsy and cognitive and psychological aspects of epilepsy.

Education
-Degree in Medicine and Surgery. University of Barcelona, 2014.
-Specialist in Neurology. Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, 2019.
-PhD in Medicine. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2021.
-International experience: clinical and research activities in the Epilepsy Unit. RUSH University Medical center, Chicago, IL, USA, 2018.

Scientific activity
-Author of several scientific publications in national and international journals.
-Clinical researcher in research projects and phase II, III and IV clinical trials in patients with refractory epilepsy.
-Presentation of multiple sessions, oral communications and posters at national and international scientific conferences and meetings.

Teaching
-Teacher of the University Master's in Translational Biomedical Research. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
-Participation as a teacher in multiple courses, workshops and training activities for neurologists and residents in the field of epilepsy.

Projects

Detección precoz del deterioro cognitivo en pacientes con epilepsia de reciente diagnóstico.

IP: Elena Fonseca Hernandez
Collaborators: Sofia Lallana Serrano, Judit Álvarez González
Funding agency: Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Funding: 35000
Reference: HUVH/AULA_VH/2022/LALLANA
Duration: 01/07/2022 - 30/06/2023

ESTUDIO DE BIOMARCADORES RELACIONADOS CON EPILEPSIA EN LA HEMORRAGIA SUBARACNOIDEA

IP: LAURA ABRAIRA DEL FRESNO
Collaborators: Anna Penalba Morenilla, Manuel Toledo Argany, Anna Sánchez Corral, Elena Fonseca Hernandez, Daniel Campos Fernández, Sofia Lallana Serrano, Estevo Santamarina Pérez, Manuel Quintana Luque
Funding agency: Fundación Eugenio Rodríguez Pascual
Funding: 24990
Reference: FERP-2022-FERP-2022-1
Duration: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2024

Grup de Recerca de l'estat epilèptic i crisis agudes

IP: Estevo Santamarina Pérez
Collaborators: Javier Sánchez López, Manuel Toledo Argany, LAURA ABRAIRA DEL FRESNO, Elena Fonseca Hernandez, Enric Bellido Castillo, Daniel Campos Fernández, Manuel Quintana Luque
Funding agency: Agència Gestió Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
Funding: 0.01
Reference: 2021 SGR 00047
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 30/06/2025

USO DE MARCADORES EN LA DETECCIÓN DE CRISIS EPILÉPTICAS DE MAL PRONÓSTICO

IP: Estevo Santamarina Pérez
Collaborators: Maria Sueiras Gil, Elena Fonseca Hernandez, Manuel Quintana Luque, Juan Luis Restrepo Vera
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 73810
Reference: PI19/01575
Duration: 01/01/2020 - 30/06/2024

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