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NEUROSTIMULATION FOR EPILEPSY Program

Participants in this weekend course will receive up-to-date instruction on the use of neurostimulation for epilepsy and have the opportunity to interact with the faculty and other participants in small group sessions, workshops, and case studies.

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AN INTENSIVE WEEKEND OF INSTRUCTION

The program begins on Friday evening with an introductory lecture followed by a reception where you will meet the faculty and fellow participants. Saturday's schedule consists of lectures and small group sessions from 8:00 am until approximately 4:30 pm. In the evening participants will present patient cases for discussion in small groups. On Sunday morning participants will rotate through hands-on device workshops, followed by a "troubleshooting" lecture and course summary. The course ends and noon, followed by departures.

INVITATION PROCESS
Program for Fellows: Invitations will be extended to selected fellowship program directors, who are asked to select the most appropriate candidate. The selected candidate should should submit a curriculum vitae or short biographical sketch (to include education), along with the application form.
Program for practicing neurologists: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae or short biographical sketch, along with the completed application form.
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.

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

Friday - Course Introduction & Theory of Neurostimulation

Saturday - Treatment Options for Refractory Epilepsy and Candidate Selection; History of Neurostimulation; Mechanisms of Action; Efficacy of Neurostimulation; Long Term Outcomes; Panel Discussion; Safety Issues; Quality of Life; Participant Case Sessions; Management of the VNS Patient; Getting Started: RNS Into Practice; Evening Case Sessions

Sunday - Training Workshops: Device Programming-VNS; Device Programming-RNS; Troubleshooting; Closing Summary

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
This unique educational opportunity is made possible by educational grants from LivaNova and NeuroPace.


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