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EPILEPSY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS

The "Epilepsy for Advanced Practice Providers" program is a two and a half-day comprehensive study in the clinical management of epilepsy for early to mid-career APP's (NP's and PA's).

See the Calendar for dates.

AN INTENSIVE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION

The program begins on Wednesday evening with an introductory lecture followed by a reception where you will meet the faculty and fellow participants. On the following two days participants will attend lectures and breakout sessions from 8:00 am until late afternoon, with case presentations in small groups on Thursday and Friday evenings. The course continues on Saturday from 8:00 am through noon, with departures Saturday afternoon.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae or short biographical sketch, along with the completed application form to the conference coordinator. Space is limited, and application does not guarantee acceptance.

PARTICIPANT EXPENSES

Participants are responsible for ground transportation between the airport and conference center, airline baggage fees and any personal expenses. There is a $200 registration fee.

A DISTINGUISHED FACULTY

The Neurostimulation for Epilepsy program is presented by distinguished guest speakers from around the country, along with the faculty and staff of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Wednesday - History & Epidemiology of Epilepsy and Course Introduction

Thursday - Diagnosing the Patient with Epilepsy; Classification of Seizures & Syndromes; Diagnosis & Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy; Diagnostic Tests: EEG & Imaging; Non-epileptic Seizures; The Role of APP in the Epilepsy Clinic; Panel Discussion; Psychosocial Management of Epilepsy; Faculty Case Workshops; Educating Patients and Families; AEDs: Mechanisms of Action; Evening Case Sessions

Friday - Efficacy of AEDs; Pharmacokinetics & Interactions of AEDs; Managing Side Effects of AEDs; When to Start & Stop AEDs; The Art of AED Management; Panel Discussion; Epilepsy Surgery and Neurostimulation; Bridging the Drug Coverage Gap; Faculty Case Workshops; Pearls for Using the Newer AEDs; Genetics and Genetic Testing; Evening Case Sessions

Saturday - Epilepsy in the Multiply Handicapped; Comorbidities in Epilepsy; Seizure Emergencies and Rescue Therapies; Epilepsy in Women and the Elderly; Dietary Therapies; Emerging AEDs; Panel Discussion; Departures

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
This unique educational opportunity is made possible by educational grants.


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