Managing Epilepsy: Many Routes on the Journey to Full Control

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Overview / Abstract:

Epilepsy care continues to evolve, requiring frequent updates of the newest information regarding treatment options. Three novel AEDs have been approved in the past five years, and there is important information regarding optimal use of older agents. Use of generic agents is increasing by insurer mandates; there are recent studies guiding the safe use of these. Newer, less invasive surgical techniques make it easier for many patients to be evaluated for epilepsy surgery, and laser ablation for appropriate patients has comparable efficacy to traditional resection with much faster recovery times. Knowledge regarding psychiatric problems and treatment in patients with epilepsy is also evolving.

This program will be of interest to practitioners who treat epilepsy patients and will comprised of didactic lectures and question and answer sessions. At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

•Describe the properties of newer AEDs.
•Practice appropriate referrals for epilepsy surgery.
•Explain the properties of antidepressants and antianxiety agents.

Expiration

Sep 23, 2017

Discipline(s)

Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME

Format

Live / Seminar

Credits / Hours

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Is This Activity Certified for "Live" Credit?

YES

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Neurology

Keywords / Search Terms

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Epilepsy, Neurology, Surgery Free CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

Date(s)
09-23-2017

The Education and Conference Center of the Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY   10032
United States of America

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