Epilepsy Comprehensive Update and Board Review

May 8-9, 2024
Westin Houston Medical Center | 1709 Dryden Rd. | Houston, Texas 77030

The Epilepsy Comprehensive Update & Board Review is an educational symposium whose aim is to educate neurologists, APPs, neurology residents, and epilepsy fellows involved in the treatment of patients with epilepsy.
This year’s course will expand attendees’ knowledge and understanding of epilepsy and will demonstrate how to offer top quality epilepsy care to patients. The event will include a series of lectures designed to prepare attendees for the Epilepsy Boards.

Some of the many exciting highlights include:

  • Focused lectures on all aspects of epilepsy care, including pharmacologic therapies, diagnostic testing, and surgical therapies.
  • Discussion of etiology and electroclinical syndromes in both adult and pediatric patients.
  • A lecture and discussion around SUDEP.


For more information, email tirn.events@uth.tmc.edu.

 

Hina Dave, MD
Course Co-Director
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Jay Gavvala, MD, MSCI
Course Co-Director
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
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Samden Lhatoo, MD
Director, Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
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Nitin Tandon, MD
Co-Director, Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Co-Director, Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies
Professor, Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
BCMS Distinguished Professor in Neurological Disorders and Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify clinical features that support a diagnosis of epilepsy and specific epilepsy syndromes.
  2. Recognize normal, abnormal and epileptiform EEG patterns.
  3. Appropriately choose antiseizure medications for patients with epilepsy based on clinical history, comorbidities and epilepsy subtype.
  4. Identify appropriate diagnostic testing in persons with epilepsy including testing in drug resistant epilepsy patients.

Accreditation Statement/Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Antidote Education Company and UTHealth Houston Neurosciences. Antidote is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Antidote designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Educational Program

Day 1
7:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
AM Session
Basics of EEG and Epilepsy Classification
8 am: Welcome Remarks
EEG
Adult EEG
8:10 am: Electrophysiologic Basis of EEG and Normal EEG—Fabio Nascimento, MD
8:30 am: Normal Variants—Fabio Nascimento, MD
8:50 am: Interictal EEG—Brandy Ma, MD, MPH
9:10 am: Ictal EEG—Jay Gavvala, MD
9:30 am: Q&A
9:40 am: Break
Pediatric EEG
9:55 am: Neonatal—Elaine Seto, MD, PhD
10:15 am: Children—Gretchen von Allmen, MD
10:35 am: ICU EEG—Sarah Schmitt, MD
10:55 am: Q&A
Epilepsy Classification
11:05 am: Adult—Stephan Schuele, MD, MPH
11:25 am: Pediatric—Deepa Sirsi, MD
11:45 am: Semiological Case Studies—Stephan Schuele, MD, MPH
12:15 pm: Q&A
12:30 pm: Lunch
PM Session
Epilepsy and Nonepileptic events and Care of Persons with Epilepsy
1:15 pm: The Care of Women with Epilepsy—Jennifer DeWolfe, DO
1:35 pm: Safety Considerations with Epilepsy—Jennifer DeWolfe, DO
Etiology and Electroclinical Syndromes
1:55 pm: Adult Etiology and Electroclinical Syndromes —Brandy Ma, MD
2:55 pm: Q&A
3:05 pm: Break
3:20 pm: Genetics in Clinical Practice: When to order testing and how to interpret results—Dennis Lal, PhD
3:50 pm: Organic and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Events—Michael Watkins, MD
4:20 pm: The Neuropsychiatry of Epilepsy—Yosefa Modiano, PhD
4:40 pm: Closing the Loop – the Pathology of Epilepsy—Meena Bhattacharjee, MD
5:10 pm: Q&A
5:20 pm: Adjourn
5:30 pm: Welcome Reception — All are invited
Day 2
7:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
AM Session
Antiseizure Medication Considerations and Epilepsy Comorbidities
8 am: Status Epilepticus (Semiology and Treatment) Therapy Update—Sarah Schmitt, MD
8:20 am: Special Considerations in Pediatric Drug Therapy —Gloria Diaz-Medina, MD
8:50 am: Antiseizure Medication Properties and Role in Therapy, Part 1—Bassel Abou-Khalil, MD
10 am: Break
10:15 am: Antiseizure Medication Properties and Role in Therapy, Part 2—Bassel Abou-Khalil, MD
11:20 am: Practicalities of ASM Usage Drug Therapy Considerations in Systemic Illnesses—Hina Dave, MD
11:50 am: Comorbidities (Bone Health)/Adverse Outcomes of Epilepsy—Nuria Lacuey, MD, PhD
12:20 pm: Q&A
12:30 pm: Lunch
PM Session
Workup/Management of Drug Resistant Epilepsy and Board Review
Surgical Therapy
1:15 pm: Presurgical Workup—Jay Gavvala, MD
1:45 pm: Intracranial EEG/SEEG Including Cortical Mapping—Samden Lhatoo, MD
2:15 pm: Neuromodulation—Sandipan Pati, MD
2:45 pm: SEEG and Minimally Invasive Approaches (Surgical Therapy)—Nitin Tandon, MD
3:15 pm: Q&A
3:25 pm: Break
3:40 pm: Board Review Questions—Katie Harris, MD, and Shilpa Reddy, MD
5:40 pm: Adjourn


For more information, email tirn.events@uth.tmc.edu.