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Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Epilepsy

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Conference ID

D6409

Purpose/Overview

Most patients with epilepsy in the USA receive some form of therapy, but there are problems with misdiagnosis, under-diagnosis, incorrect choice of therapy, and limited evaluation and treatment of associated complications. Approximately one-third of people with epilepsy continue to experience seizures despite medical treatment. Uncontrolled seizures place the patient at risk for multiple co-morbidities and lead to frequent ER visits, hospitalizations, unnecessary therapies, and increased mortality. There have been several advances in the management of epilepsy in the last few years.

This conference is designed to help physicians and advanced practice clinicians use modern approaches to establish an accurate diagnosis, identify those failing medical treatment and evaluate the broad range of treatment options available to improve seizure control and quality of life for patients with epilepsy.

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry and neurosurgery. Advanced practice providers, residents, fellows, students and nurses are also encouraged to attend.

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Fees

Fee is $99, which includes cost of instruction, all listed meals and online handout materials.

Registrations received after April 4, 2019, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations received later than March 29, 2019, will incur a $25 processing fee.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Agenda

April 5, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Welcome
    Jayant Acharya, MD, DM, FAES, FAAN, FACNS
    Michael Sather, MD
  • 8:15 a.m. | Diagnostic Approach to Seizures: What’s all the Convulsion About?
    Ashley Kundravi, CRNP, MSN
  • 8:45 a.m. | Essentials of High-Quality Neuroimaging in Epilepsy
    Krishnamoorthy Thamburaj, MD
  • 9:15 a.m. | Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention: From Neural Networks to Quality of Life
    Claire Flaherty, PhD
  • 9:45 a.m. | Overview of Psychosis in Epilepsy
    Aum Pathare, MD
  • 10:15 a.m. | Break
  • 10:30 a.m. | Not Little Adults: Management of Epilepsy in Children
    Gayatra Mainali, MD
  • 11 a.m. | Overview of Antiepileptic Drugs: is Newer Always Better?
    Khatuna Gurgenashvili, MD
  • 11:30 a.m. | Presurgical Evaluation: What to Expect When you are Expecting Surgery
    Vinita Acharya, MBBS, MD, FAES
  • Noon | Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy
    Michael Sather, MD
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. | Neurostimulation: Surgical Options beyond Resection
    Tiffany Fisher, MD, PhD
  • 1:45 p.m. | Medicated Diet Treatment in Intractable Epilepsy
    Moneer Sharafi, CRNP
    Holly Baker, MS, RD, LDN
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break
  • 2:30 p.m. | Management of Epilepsy in the Future: Quo Vadis?
    Jayant Acharya, MD, DM, FAES, FAAN, FACNS
  • 3 p.m. | Cannabis and Epilepsy: Myths and Facts
    William Trescher, MD
  • 3:30 p.m. | Adjournment

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Faculty

Jayant Acharya, MD, DM, FAES, FAAN, FACNS
Professor of Neurology
Chief, Epilepsy Division

Vinita Acharya, MBBS, MD, FAES
Associate Professor of Neurology

Holly Baker, MS, RD, LDA
Ketogenic Dietitian

Tiffany Fisher, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Claire Flaherty, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology

Ashley Kundravi, CRNP, MSN

Gayatra Mainali, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Aum Pathare, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Michael Sather, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Moneer Sharafi, NP, MSN

Krishnamoorthy Thamburaj, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

William Trescher, MD
Professor of Pediatrics

Invited Faculty

Khatuna Gurgenashvili, MD
Staff Neurologist, Neurohospitalist
Parkway Neurosciences and Spine Institute
Summit Health
Chambersburg, PA

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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