Northwestern's Third Annual Advances in Epilepsy and EEG


Date & Location
Friday, May 18, 2018, 1:30 PM - Saturday, May 19, 2018, 4:00 PM, Prentice Women's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Neurology, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehab

Overview

A new definition of epilepsy was recently proposed, while several medical and surgical treatment options have been approved by the FDA. The Institute of Medicine recognized a practice gap in the care of epilepsy patients to offer advanced diagnostic workup and treatment of their seizures and associated comorbidities with a comprehensive approach. The CME activity focuses on areas which have been identified through our needs assessment, including tumor-related epilepsy, epilepsy genetics, invasive functional mapping and alternative treatments for epilepsy. Our program will specifically address these areas, providing attendees with an understanding of the indication and implementation of these advances in their practice. 



Objectives
  1. Utilize a systematic approach to patients with new onset seizures and status epilepticus across different age groups.
  2. Evaluate the indications and limitations of various forms of continuous Video EEG recordings in specific populations.
  3. Recognize the special needs and comorbidities of patients with epilepsy.
  4. Review the newest advances in the specific causes of epilepsy and potential treatment options.

Registration

The early bird registration fee is $80 for physicians, $40 for nurses and techs, and $0 for trainees and students. After April 18, the registration fee is $100 for physicians, $50 for nurses and techs, and $20 for trainees and students. Breakfast, refreshments and lunch are provided. Space is limited. No refunds will be issued after May 4. 



Accreditation

Accreditation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.