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.
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.
Medical Knowledge, Patient Care
Program Speakers - Tentative
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Is Epilepsy the Diagnosis? Case Studies and Videos
Tracey A. Milligan MD, FAAN
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Psychiatric Co-morbidities: What All Neurologists Need to Know in the Management of the Seizure Disorder
Andres M. Kanner MD, FAAN
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Individualizing AED Choices
Jacqueline French MD, FAAN
Jacqueline French, MD, FAAN
Dr. French has received research support from Acorda, Alexza, Eisai Medical Research, LCGH, Lundbeck, Pfizer, SK Life Sciences, Sunovion, Takeda, and UCB.
Andres M. Kanner, MD, FAAN
Dr. Kanner has nothing to disclose.
Tracey A. Milligan, MD, FAAN
Dr. Milligan has nothing to disclose.
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