C190 - Skills Workshop: Neurostimulation

Event Time: Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Director(s): David Spencer MD, FAAN
Description: This workshop aims to update participants on the latest findings in the area of neurostimulation for the treatment of epilepsy and allows for hands-on experience in device programming. The workshop will focus on three uses of neurostimulation for the treatment of epilepsy: vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), responsive neurostimulation (RNS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Brief, focused presentations will introduce each treatment modaility, reviewing data on the pivotal trials that led to device approval and then turn to updates on long-term outcomes and new innovations. Several cases will be presented that will be carried forward into the hands-on programming workshop. The second half of the program will allow small groups of participants to interact directly with the teaching faculty as they work through an approach to device programming for cases presented earlier. Each station (VNS, RNS, DBS) will be led by a member of the course faculty, and participants will rotate to each station.
Completion Message: Participants will understand the core information about device efficacy and potential adverse effects; have increased facility in determining and carrying out device programming changes; and improve their identification of optimal candidates for device therapy, provide some guidance regarding which device is most appropriate for which patient, and increase comfort level in carrying out device programming.
CME Credits: 4.25
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement

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