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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

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
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 


Speaker Disclosure
Jacqueline French, MD, FAAN Dr. French has received personal compensation for consulting, serving on a scientific advisory board, speaking, or other activities with Performed consulting with Biogen; all proceeds are paid to the Epilepsy Study Consortium; received paid travel from biogen..

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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