C250 - Update in Epilepsy

Event Time: Friday May 10, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG)
Director(s): Joseph Sirven MD, FAAN
Description: According to the CDC, almost 3.7 million individuals are living with epilepsy in the US. Given this record high number, the number of epilepsy therapeutic options continue to multiply at a dizzying pace. This past year alone, there are both new medications and devices available for diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic seizures, including a wireless dry scalp electrode EEG recording system, cannabidiol, and deep brain stimulation to name a few. In the OR, stereo EEG usage has risen exponentially. Moreover, there is a growing recognition of autoimmune epilepsy and its requisite unique immunomodulatory approach to management distinct from current antiepileptic drugs and surgical options. This course will provide the latest updates in epilepsy and seizure diagnosis and epilepsy therapies. Faculty will use both common and challenging illustrative cases and provide their individual algorithms for selecting medications, surgery, and devices for both acute and chronic epilepsy. The end result is providing both the general neurologist and the epileptologist with an update of what is new in epilepsy and how and when to incorporate these updates into daily practice.
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the latest updates in both diagnosis and management of acute and chronic seizures.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Systems-based Practice

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