Podcast CME Course Information

Exam: Exam 406: Quality improvement in neurology Epilepsy: Quality Measurement Set 2017 update

Issue: October 30, 2018

Learning Objectives

Quality improvement in neurology Epilepsy: Quality Measurement Set 2017 update

Upon completion of this podcast, listeners will be aware of the evolving landscape of optimal care in epilepsy.

Recommended Audience

This program is designed for physicians who are involved in providing patient care and who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine.

Core Competencies

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge


Program Accreditations Subcommittee (PAS) is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all CME programs. Joseph F. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for activities as an expert witness in litigation and in an editorial capacity for the American Academy of Neurology. Barney J. Stern, MD, FAAN, has received personal compensation for book chapter contributions. The other members of the committee (Samir Belagaje, MD; J. Clay Goodman, MD, FAAN; Omotola A. Hope, MD; Shannon M. Kilgore, MD, FAAN) and AAN staff (Kristine Mitchell) report no disclosures. Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, has received funding for travel and/or speaker honoraria from the American Academy of Neurology; receives a stipend as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology; has received consultant fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Harris Interactive; has served on speakers' bureaus for Abbott, UCB, and GlaxoSmithKline; has conducted clinical trials over the past 5 years funded by GlaxoSmithKline, UCB, Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Marinus, but has ceased participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials and speakers' bureaus since his appointment as Neurology EIC in 2010; and has received research support from the Department of the Army, UCBPharma, and University of Rochester Medical Center/NIH. Dr. Stacey Clardy serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology® and has received research support forWestern Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Dr. Jeff Ratliff serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology andreceived a speaker honorarium from Haverford College. AAN staff members editing the test (P Baskin, L Kleffman, K Aman Ramm) have no disclosures. The CME Journal Editors who have reviewed the exam are James WM Owens Jr., MD PhD, who receives royalties from UpToDate, Waltham, MA; grant support from NIH (PI, K08NS054882); and a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology and Adam Kelly, MD, who has served as Guest Editor of Continuum (April 2014) and receives a stipend in his editorial capacity for Neurology.

Dr. Anup D Patel has been a consultant for Greenwich Biosciences, UCB Pharma, LivaNova, and Supernus. Dr. Patel’s other activities include Greenwich Biosciences, UCB Pharma, LivaNova, and Supernus. Dr. Patel’s has received research support for commercial entities from Greenwich Biosciences Brain Sentinel Upsher Smith Pharmaceuticals LivaNova, and research support from foundations and societies from Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF) American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Dr. Patel’s non-financial disclosures include serving on a voluntary basis as the vice chair for the AAN Quality Safety Subcommittee and as the chair for the Epilepsy Quality Measure work group. Dr. Andy Southerland has served on editorial boards for Neurology, Section Editor Neurology Podcast. Patents and intellectual property unrelated to current work: U.S. Patent Application No. 14/910,890 (iTREAT study) U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/620,096 (BANDIT study). Dr. Southerland's consultancies include National Stroke Association - helped develop website for resources regarding telestroke and teleneurology, Research Support, Commercial Entities. Dr. Southerland's Edwards Lifesciences include perform neurological assessments for the PARTNER clinical trials of transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Dr. Southerland's Research Support, Government Entities include Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort (SHINE) NINDS/NIH U-01 NS 069498, Health Resources Services Administration - Evidence based tele-emergency network grant (RURAL EQUIT-E Project) HRSA G01RH27869, and NHLBI/NINDS - Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) - performed neurological assessments in conjunction with the neuroprotection trial of aortic valve replacement. Dr. Southerland's Research Support, Foundations and Societies include American Heart Association-American Stroke Association National Clinical Research Program, Cervical Artery Dissection Expression (CADEX) AHA 3CRP141400001, American Academy of Neurology - Education Research Grant, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Faculty Fellowship Award. Dr. Southerland's legal proceedings include Legal Expert Review - perform expert review, on behalf of the UVA University Physician's Group, pertaining to stroke and vascular neurology questions for both plaintiff and defense cases.Dr. Eric Karl Oermann has received research support for foundations and societies from Doris Duke Charitable Research Foundation.

The other participants report no disclosures.

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CME expires three years after publication date or sooner if podcasts are deemed out of date by reviewers.


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The American Academy of Neurology Institute designates this journal-based-CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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