“Pediatric Epilepsy: Advanced Technologies and Treatment”
Credit Provided By: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Continuing Medical Education
Course Chairs: Liu Lin Thio, MD, PhD and John Zempel, MD, PhD
Presented By: Pediatric Neurosciences at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Department of Neurology
Early registration ends 7/27/18: Register here
Learning and Performance Objectives
This educational conference is planned and designed inter-professionally by and for physicians, nurses and pharmacists and will focus on the evaluation and treatment of the one third of pediatric epilepsy patients who are not seizure free after treatment with two anti-seizure medications. The burden of epilepsy falls upon these patients and families, and represents the patient population requiring significant ongoing medical care. This conference will highlight the medical state of the art in evaluation and treatment of these patients using all the treatment methods (anti-seizure medications, dietary treatment, pre-surgical evaluation and surgical treatment) and discussions of opportunities for regional engagement in the challenges in delivering cost effective and necessary healthcare.
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge, competence, performance and patient outcomes. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify population of patients with intractable epilepsy
- Describe advanced diagnostics (genetic) and treatment (surgical, neuro-modulatory treatment, new anti-seizure medication treatments, dietary medications)
- Identify regional resources for practitioner and family support
For inquiries contact Michelle Padgett, CME Coordinator.