C108 - Clinical Epilepsy II: Considerations Across the Age Span: Pediatrics, Pregnancy, and Elderly

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG), Advanced Practice Provider
Director(s): Barbara Jobst MD, FAAN
Description: 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 particular 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 Clinical Epilepsy I: Basics, Clinical Epilepsy III: Advanced (Status, Beyond AED, Video EEG), and Clinical Epilepsy IV: Surgery, 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 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.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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