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C213 - Therapy in Neurology II: Epilepsy and Neuro-oncology

Event Time: Thursday April 27, 2017 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): General Neurology, General Neurology: Overview
Director(s): David Dodick MD, FAAN
Description: There have been recent, rapid advances in medical and surgical options for patients with epilepsy and neuro-oncology. Faculty will facilitate a discussion of the evidence and experience-based implementation of current diagnostic modalities and best medical and surgical approaches to patients with epilepsy and central nervous system tumors. This program complements C200: Therapy in Neurology I: Multiple Sclerosis and Headache, C231: Therapy in Neurology III: Neuromuscular Disease and Neuro-infectious Disease, and C239: Therapy in Neurology IV: Movement Disorders and Cerebrovascular Disease, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to discuss recent guidelines for the use of available medications for epilepsy and status epilepticus; describe the newly available treatment options for epilepsy and their patient-based implementation in clinical practice; discuss the indications for inpatient epilepsy monitoring, the diagnostic evaluation of patients with refractory epilepsy, and the medical and surgical approaches; describe the diagnostic evaluation of patients with central nervous system malignancies and discuss the treatment approach to these patients.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

Program Speakers - Tentative

Start/End Time Title Faculty
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Epilepsy Joseph Drazkowski MD, FAAN 
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Questions and Answers Joseph Drazkowski MD, FAAN 
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Neuro-oncology Alyx Porter MD 
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Questions and Answers Alyx Porter MD 


Speaker Disclosure
Joseph F. Drazkowski, MD, FAAN Dr. Drazkowski has nothing to disclose.

Alyx B. Porter, MD Dr. Porter has nothing to disclose.

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