C244 - Acute and Chronic Clinical Epilepsy Update Explained in 6 Cases

Event Time: Friday May 10, 2019 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Director(s): Matthew Hoerth MD
Description: Faculty will use clinical case examples to provide the most up to date high-yield information on the hottest topics in epilepsy. This session will be rapid-fire, covering the gamut of epilepsy topics with succinct and clear "take home points" for each subject reviewed. Discussing both adults and pediatrics, topics will include new treatments, and when to use them; the modern approach to safety and special populations; the latest on how to manage seizure emergencies; the evidence base for the risks and benefits of cannabis in epilepsy patients; how to approach decisions on devices and surgical management of intractable epilepsy; and treating immune causes of epilepsy.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to list and use all currently available medication and device treatments for epilepsy; apply a rational treatment algorithm for the management of acute seizure emergencies; recognize when to screen for immune-based epilepsy syndromes and an appropriate approach to treatment; evaluate the best surgical and device treatment for medically intractable epilepsy; recite the appropriate guidelines for driving with epilepsy and other safety recommendations for patients with epilepsy; and use current evidence when discussing the use of cannabis for epilepsy.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Systems-based Practice

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