What education programs are available and when are they offered?
A: Six programs are scheduled for
2010: one Epilepsy MiniFellowship (for fellows), two Residents
Epilepsy Programs, one Advances in Epilepsy program, and two Pediatric
Epilepsy Programs. For dates and links to individual programs see
How do I apply for the programs?
|Invitations for the Residents
Program in Epilepsy and Epilepsy
MiniFellowship® are extended directly
to selected neurology programs. Other qualified residents and fellows
may apply directly by submitting an application and curriculum vitae
to the conference coordinator. To apply for the Advances
in Epilepsy program please submit an application
and curriculum vitae to the conference coordinator. For information
on the Pediatric programs, visit the Pediatric
Epilepsy Programs website.
Which programs offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit?
|A: Two programs offer CME credit: the Advances
in Epilepsy program in July and the Pediatric
Epilepsy Program for child neurologists in August. The Wake
Forest University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing
medical education for physicians. Wake Forest University School
of Medicine designates these educational activities for a maximum
of 15.5 and 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, respectively.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity. All faculty participating
in Continuing Medical Education Programs sponsored by The Wake
Forest University School of Medicine are expected to disclose to
the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest
related to the content of their presentation.
Who serves as faculty for the programs?
A: Our core faculty and guest lecturers
are all respected in their fields and hail from universities throughout
the country. This distinguished group of Guest
Faculty also includes members of our Advisory
What are the costs associated with attending a program?
|A: Tuition and meals
for all programs are provided through unrestricted educational grants.
For physicians in training (residents and fellows), the grants also
cover the costs of lodging and airfare. Practicing physicians attending
CME courses (Advances in Epilepsy and Pediatric Epilepsy Program)
are prohibited by CME guidelines from having transportation and lodging
provided. A special group rate for lodging has been negotiated with
Graylyn Conference Center, and assistance with booking flights is
available through our conference coordinator. See program descriptions
for more information. All participants will be responsible for the
cost of ground transportation from the airport to the conference
center and back, provided by the center’s shuttle service for
$25 each way.
Can participants bring spouses?
A: Spouses/guests are welcome to attend,
but should consider that participants will be engaged in an intense
course of study from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day. Costs
for the spouse/guest must be borne by the participant, including
airfare and ground transportation. Graylyn Conference
Center's charge for a spouse/guest in the same room is approximately
$80 per night including tax & gratuity (includes three meals/day).
an adult neurologist who sometimes sees pediatric patients. Can I
attend a pediatric program?
|A: While primarily for child neurologists,
Epilepsy Program in August is an excellent
choice for the adult neurologist who treats epilepsy in children
and adolescents. Participants will gain a working knowledge of
the unique aspects of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment in this
population, and will qualify for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
What is the Epilepsy MiniFellow Network?
|A: The Epilepsy MiniFellow Network, the
alumni service of the EMF Programs, seeks to provide opportunities
for ongoing education, information sharing and interaction with program
MiniFellows who register for the MiniFellow Alumni
Center of this website can access exclusive alumni information,
- Past issues of Epilepsy Network News
- MiniFellowship Lecture Series archives
- A searchable database of all participants
- Updates to education program materials
- Slide sets/teaching materials
- Editorials and commentaries
- Creative contributions
- The MiniFellow Memories of recollections and photos
- Class photos