C41 - Clinical Epilepsy II: Considerations Across the Age Span Pediatrics, Pregnancy, and Elderly

Event Time: Sunday April 23, 2017 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Director(s): Barbara Jobst MD, FAAN
Description: Faculty will comprehensively address specific aspects of epilepsy care across the age span. This includes recognition and treatment of childhood epilepsy syndromes, with considerations for special testing, such as early genetic testing. Women's health issues in seizure care, especially during pregnancy, will inform about the risks and benefits of medical and surgical treatments. Birth control options for patients with epilepsy will be discussed. The elderly are another distinct patient population. The distinction between epileptic and non-epileptic events is particularly important in this age group. Declining cognition and the effects of anti-epileptic medications and their interactions will be discussed. Illustrative cases will complement the course. This program complements C29: Clinical Epilepsy I: Basics 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 while considering special age-related aspects of care. Participants should be informed about diagnosis and treatment of common childhood epilepsy syndromes, be able treat and advise women in the reproductive age appropriately, and be informed about special aspects of epilepsy care in the elderly.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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