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
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.
A DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
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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