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RESIDENTS EPILEPSY PROGRAM

The Residents Epilepsy Program is a 3-day course designed to increase residents' knowledge and interest in epilepsy and encourage them to pursue epilepsy fellowships.

See the calendar for dates.

AN INTENSIVE, REWARDING COURSE OF STUDY
The Residents Epilepsy Program is a unique course for 2nd-year neurology or pediatric neurology residents in the diagnosis, treatment and clinical management of epilepsy. In three intensive days, residents are given a preview of the field of epilepsy through lectures on the fundamental principles of diagnosis and management, scientific advances and pertinent clinical applications.

Residents attend and give case presentations and advance their knowledge of epilepsy through audiovisual conferences, lecture sessions and peer group discussions. There is a case study requirement. Program faculty include noted guest lecturers from various institutions around the country as well as faculty and staff of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of the Wake Forest Medical Center.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Selected residency programs are invited to nominate one second-year (PGY-III) or last-year (PGY-IV) neurology or pediatric neurology resident to attend the Residents Epilepsy Program. Once a candidate has been nominated, a letter of invitation is extended to that individual. Candidates for the program must have a sincere desire to further their knowledge and expertise in the field of epilepsy management.

INVITATION PROCESS
Invitations are extended directly to selected neurology residency program directors. Other qualified residents may apply directly by submitting an application, letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the conference coordinator. Please note that application does not guarantee attendance.

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

A DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
The Residents 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.

COURSE OVERVIEW
Tuesday - Course Introduction followed by Reception

Wednesday - History & Epidemiology of Epilepsy, Classification of Seizures and the Epilepsies, EEG of Epilepsy, Current Diagnostic Tools, Single Seizure, Non-Epileptic Seizures, Acute Seizures and Status Epilepticus, Sudden Unexpected Death, Psychosocial Issues, Evening Case Presentations

Thursday - Experimental Models of Epilepsy, Genetics of Epilepsy, Pharmacokinetics of AEDs, AEDs: Mechanisms of Action, Clinical Use of AEDs, Efficacy of AEDs, Adverse Events & Drug Interactions, Other Formulations of AEDs, Referring Refractory Patients to Surgery, Surgery of Epilepsy & Vagal Nerve Stimulation, Evening Case Presentations

Friday - Treatment of Women with Epilepsy, Epilepsy in the Elderly, Epilepsy in the Multiply Handicapped, IV Therapies for Seizures, Comorbidities in Epilepsy, Diagnosis & Treatment of Epilepsy in Children, Neonatal Seizures & Infantile Spasms, Pediatric EEG, Discontinuance of AEDs, Ancillary Treatment Modalities & Ketogenic Diet, Course Summary

Saturday - Breakfast/Flight home

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