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Appropriate treatment of epilepsy requires proper identification of the type of seizure involved; however, this work-up is not always completed in a timely fashion and many patients receive treatment prior to an accurate diagnosis. Even with proper identification of seizure type, treatment can be a challenge. Up to 30% of patients will remain refractory to medication.
In addition, with a large selection of anticonvulsant treatment options and a growing amount of clinical-trial data, selecting the optimal treatment regimen for each individual patient can be quite difficult. An improved understanding of the efficacy and safety profiles of current and emerging anticonvulsant therapies is needed to offer improved seizure control to epileptic patients.
The educational activity, Incorporating Advances in the Management of Epilepsy, will provide clinicians with the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the above goals, provide proper patient counselling and education, and enhance adverse-event management in order to achieve seizure control and provide epilepsy patients with an improved quality of life.
Welcome and Introductions
Optimizing Epilepsy Management with Current Therapies
Expanding Patient Treatment Options
Q&A Session and Meeting Roundup featuring Case Consult session
This activity is intended for epilepsy specialists, neurologists, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with epilepsy.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Utilize an expanded knowledge of the efficacy and safety features of current and emerging anticonvulsant agents to develop treatment plans that optimize seizure control
- Integrate improved patient education and adverse-event management practices to improve patient quality of life
- Mitigate challenges to timely referrals of appropriate patients for epilepsy monitoring studies and surgical consideration
Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Co-director, Video-EEG Laboratory
NYU Langone School of Medicine
New York, NY
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This activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from Eisai and Lundbeck.
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