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.
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.
A DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
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
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