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PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY PROGRAM for child neurology residents

An intensive program of lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study for child neurology residents in their final year of residency (PGY-5)

See the program calendar for dates.

This 3 day comprehensive course is designed specifically for child neurology residents and is presented by distinguished guest faculty from around the country. Participants attend and give case presentations and advance their knowledge through lecture sessions, EEG & patient case workshops, and peer group discussions.

Invitations for the course are mailed directly to child neurology residency program directors. A limited number of slots are available for this program and eligible candidates will be accepted to the program in the order that applications are received. To apply and confirm attendance, the selected resident should submit the completed application form along with their curriculum vitae. There is a registration fee for this program.

Invitations are extended directly to neurology residency program directors. The selected resident should submit the completed application form, letter of introduction, and curriculum vitae to the conference coordinator. Please note that application does not guarantee attendance.

Registration Fee
Ground Transportation (to and from the airport)
Personal Expenses (phone calls, etc.)

The Pediatric 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 School of Medicine.


Tuesday: Course Introduction & Epidemiology, followed by reception

Wednesday: Epileptic Seizures and Syndromes; Evolution of Seizures in Children; Neonatal Seizures & Infantile Spasms; Febrile Seizures & FS+; Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome; Benign Partial Seizures; Generalized Epilepsies; EEG Workshops (Presented by Faculty); Conditions that Mimic Epilepsy; Initial Evaluation: First Seizure; Evening Case Presentations

Thursday: Principles of Pediatric EEG; Quality of Life: Advice to Parents; Principles of Pediatric Neuropharmacology; Seizure Mechanisms & AED Mechanisms of Action; Pediatric Use of AEDs; AED Formulations & Generic Issues; AED Interactions; Case Workshops (Presented by Faculty); Adverse Effects of AEDs; Discontinuance of AEDs; Refractory Seizures: Definitions/Predictors/Causes; Effects of Seizures on the Developing Brain; Evening Case Presentations

Friday: Ketogenic Diet & Other Therapies; Common Genetics & Metabolic Disorders Associated with Epilepsy; Epilepsy Monitoring; Case Workshops (Presented by Faculty); Epilepsy Surgery in Children; Co-morbidities of Pediatric Epilepsy; Acute Seizures and Status Epilepticus; Epilepsy in the IDD Patient; Epilepsy in Adolescents; Social Issues in Epilepsy

Saturday: Departures

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