RENAMING OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EPILEPSY AND CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY “PROF. DR DRAGOSLAV ERCEGOVAC”

Prof. dr Dragoslav ErcegovacOn December 12th 2014. at the Institute for Mental Health a ceremony naming the Department of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology “Prof. dr Dragoslav Ercegovac” was held in the presence of his family members.

Professor Dragoslav Ercegovac founded in 1969 the Department of Psychophysiology and Clinical Neurophysiology, in which the early development of Yugoslavian clinical neurophysiology has begun, bringing modern standards for EEG laboratory work and began training staff for EEG and Epileptology. In the period from 1970 to 1995 the six-month course for specialists doctors was successfully completed by 128 neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons, infectologist and neuropediatricians from Yugoslavia. At the same time EEG school for nurses was held, which included practical training in EEG laboratory, and theoretical education for a period of 4 months. In the period from 1970 to 1994, 148 EEG nurses successfully completed and received a certificate. Professor Ercegovac was also working on development of new methods in epileptology and EEG within the department: in 1981 he introduced a method for determining the concentration of antiepileptic drugs in serum, in 1982 he introduced a method of measuring evoked potentials (visual, brainstem and somatosensory), and at the end of the eighties the first cognitive evoked potential (CNV and P300) and the first attempts at quantitative analysis of the EEG.