Epilepsy Boot Camp 2012
for Health Care Providers
Presented by: the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, MUHA Neuroscience Service Line, MUSC Department of Neurosciences and the Office of Continuing Medical Education
When: April 20-21, 2012
Where: the Medical University of South Carolina Bio-Engineering Building, 68 President Street, Charleston, SC
Contact: For more information, contact Elizabeth Gossen at 843-876-1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Description: Epilepsy Boot Camp is a two-day intense, comprehensive epilepsy course for health care providers. The topics on day one will begin with essential facts about seizures, and will progress through seizure types, the impact of epilepsy, and special needs of particular patient groups. The first day will continue with a thorough introduction to state of the art diagnostic options. The second day will be a full review of current treatment options, pharmacologic treatment, neurostimulation and special diets for epilepsy. In the afternoon, more advanced topics such as epilepsy surgeries and functional brain-mapping will be reviewed. Breakout sessions will include Seizure first aid (the first responder), epilepsy genetics, nonepileptic events (pseudoseizures) and early intervention for refractory epilepsy.
Who Should Attend: Health Care Providers
At the conclusion of this meeting, participants should be able to:
- Describe seizure disorders and discuss the broad impact of epilepsy.
- Outline both widely-available and specialized state-of-the-art diagnostic options for patients with epilepsy.
- Discuss the wide range of medical, dietary, neuromodulatory, and surgical treatments for seizures and epilepsy and implement therapeutic strategies that are most effective for specific epilepsy types.