Clinical Epilepsy II: Considerations Across the Age Span Pediatrics, Pregnancy, and Elderly
Thursday April 26, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Barbara Jobst MD, FAAN
Faculty will comprehensively address specific aspects to epilepsy care across the age span. This includes recognition and treatment of childhood epilepsy syndromes, including special considerations for special testing including early genetic testing. Women’s health issues in seizure care, especially care 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 antiepileptic medications and their interactions will be discussed. Illustrative cases will complement the course.
This program complements C172: Clinical Epilepsy I: Basics and C197: Clinical Epilepsy III: Advances (Status, Beyond AED, Video EEG), but covers independent topics. The combined courses should give a comprehensive review about epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.
Participants should be able to efficiently and thoroughly evaluate a patient presenting with seizures while considering special age-related aspects of care. Participants will 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.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism
Program Speakers - Tentative
1:00 PM - 1:05 PM
Barbara C. Jobst MD, FAAN
1:05 PM - 1:40 PM
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy
Lily Wong-Kisiel MD
1:40 PM - 2:15 PM
Pregnancy and Reproductive Health in Patients with Epilepsy