C234 - Epilepsy Skills Workshop: Focus on Treatment

Event Time: Friday April 27, 2018 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Director(s): William Tatum DO, FAAN
Description: Recognizing important key elements of management requires experience which is often best learned through a direct "hands-on" approach. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate practical learning regarding accurate seizure and epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. Topics will include EEG interpretation, video EEG monitoring, childhood epilepsy syndromes, seizure emergencies, and outpatient clinical medical and surgical decision-making in patients with epilepsy emphasizing clinical pearls gleaned from the history, physical examination, and diagnostic evaluation. An expert faculty will emphasize skills pertaining to common errors, misinterpretation, gaps, and pitfalls using case studies, protocols that involve a Sim-man in the status epilepticus portion of the workshop, and a hands-on demonstration of neuromodulation. Groups will be limited to 20 attendees to maximize the opportunity to interact with an expert faculty. Common case scenarios expected to be encountered in routine clinical practice will be presented to provide skills for the practicing neurologist.
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the essential skills required to provide effective emergency management of seizures in the hospital and at the bedside; learn how to identify commonly misdiagnosed EEG patterns and typical semiologies necessary to make accurate diagnoses; understand how to address common chief complaints of patients with seizures and epilepsy who present to the outpatient clinic; be able to apply new definitions and terminology to patients with seizures; and integrate newer forms of treatment including new anti-seizure drugs, formulations, surgical techniques and neuromodulation into the treatment regimens of both the pediatric and adult patients with epilepsy.
CME Credits: 4
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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