DescriptionThis meeting is in its 22nd year and came about as a result of a request to the Epilepsy Information Service by pediatric neurologists in the state to develop a program on pediatric epilepsy. The audience focus has primarily been on pediatric neurologists and nurse practitioner/PAs in the Southeastern region of the country, but is not exclusive to that area. It is our intent to keep the meeting small in order to promote more audience interaction. The overall goal of this meeting is to improve the care and treatment of children with epilepsy.
Neurologists, Physicians, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants
- Discuss the latest research that has the potential to have major impact on the treatment of epilepsy.
- Identify the sequence of genetic testing when faced with a child with seizures.
- Discuss clinical experience with the latest seizure medications and their most common side-effects.
- Identify new techniques to better identify focal resection in epilepsy.
- Discuss a new medical model that proposes the customization of healthcare, with medical decisions, treatments, practices, or products being tailored to the individual patient.
- Identify the high risk patients to develop neurological disease in regard to the new concepts in Sturge-Weber disease.
- Identify an often overlooked test for early detection of inborn errors of metabolism.
- Present a case for group discussion that provides a challenge to diagnosis and treatment.
- Patricia A. Gibson, MSSW, DHL, ACSW
- Robert S. Greenwood, MD
- Scott Otallah, MD
- James W. Wheless, MD