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C115 - The Burden of Epilepsy: Managing Comorbidities and Quality of Life

Event Time: Tuesday April 25, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Director(s): Gregory Cascino MD, FAAN
Description: This program will address the cognitive, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders associated with epilepsy, and the socio-economic consequences of the disease. The adverse effects of the therapy will also be considered. The comorbidity of epilepsy may be progressive and impair the patients' quality of life. In selected individuals these disorders may be more significant that the seizure activity. The burden of epilepsy is not well understood by many neurologists, and not addressed adequately in the evaluation and treatment of people with epilepsy.
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the current recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of comorbid conditions that occur in people with epilepsy including language and cognitive disorders, behavioral problems, depression, and complications of treatment. Clinical pearls to screen patients for significant mood disorders that may be associated with suicide will be provided. The risks, prevalence, and possible prevention of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP) will be presented.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
7:00 AM - 7:20 AM Introduction Gregory Cascino MD, FAAN 
7:20 AM - 7:50 AM Adverse Effects of Antiepileptic Drug Medication Terence O'Brien MBBS 
7:50 AM - 8:20 AM Cognitive and Psychiatric Issues Associated with Seizure Disorders Kimford Meador MD, FAAN 
8:20 AM - 8:50 AM SUDEP and Medical Issues Related to Seizures Jeffrey Buchhalter MD, FAAN 
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Questions and Answers Gregory Cascino MD, FAAN 


Speaker Disclosure
Jeffrey R. Buchhalter, MD, FAAN Dr. Buchhalter has nothing to disclose.

Gregory D. Cascino, MD, FAAN Dr. Cascino has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity for American Academy of Neurology and the journal Neurology. Dr. Cascino holds stock and/or stock options in Nevro, which sponsored research in which Dr. Cascino was involved as an investigator. Dr. Cascino holds stock and/or stock options in Nevro through Mayo Medical ventures.

Kimford J. Meador, MD, FAAN Dr. Meador has received personal compensation for activities with the Epilepsy Study Consortium as a consultant. Dr. Meador has received research support from Sunovion.

Terence John O'Brien, MBBS Dr. O'Brien has received personal compensation for activities with UCB Pharma and Eisai Inc. Dr. O'Brien has received research support from Eisai Inc., UCB Pharma, Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., SciGen, Marinus and UPS.

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