C29 - Clinical Epilepsy I: Basics

Event Time: Sunday April 23, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Director(s): Tracey Milligan MD, FAAN
Description: Faculty will comprehensively cover aspects of diagnosing and managing patients with seizure disorders; review the new ILAE classification scheme, Epilepsy Quality Measures, and the primary goals of accurate diagnosis and selection of appropriate first-line medications; address common psychiatric comorbidities; review the latest advances in each topic discussed; emphasize issues most useful to clinical practice by using a case-based approach; and use video case presentations to illustrate the differential diagnosis of seizure-like events and how to classify seizures. This program complements C41: Clinical Epilepsy II: Considerations Across the Age Span—Pediatrics, Pregnancy and Elderly and C58: Clinical Epilepsy III: Advanced (Status, Beyond AED, Video EEG), but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to efficiently and thoroughly evaluate a patient presenting with seizures, accurately apply the latest approved classification system for epilepsy, choose appropriate first-line treatments, and recognize and know how to evaluate common psychiatric comorbidities.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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