Adult Epilepsy Curriculum

View the Calendar for Session dates. *Some topics will be covered over the course of 2 sessions.

Topic:

First Seizure and Diagnosis

Fundamentals

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing the current definition and mechanism of epileptic seizures and epilepsy
  • Reviewing the indications for ancillary testing (EEG and neuroimaging) in adults diagnosed with epilepsy

Topic:

Generalized v. Focal Epilepsies

Fundamentals

Learning Objective:

  • Review current 2017 ILAE classification of epileptic seizures
  • Review basic semiological clues to differentiate between focal onset and generalized onset seizures

Topic:

Selecting appropriate AEDs and managing side effects

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing the indications, mechanism of action and side effects of anti-seizure medications

Topic:

Acute Rescue Management Practices and Pathway for Chronic Treatment of Epilepsy

Seizure Safety

Learning Objective:

  • Understanding seizure safety in adults
  • Chronic management of the adult with epilepsy

Topic:

MTO Guidelines and Driving

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing the current provincial guidelines for driving in people with epilepsy

Topic:

Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options (including Ketogenic diets, VNS)

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing the general concepts of non-pharmacological management in adults with epilepsy (dietary and neuromodulatory treatments)

Topic:

Genetics: An Overview

Hot Topic

Learning Objective:

  • Understanding the role of genetics and when to order genetic testing in adults with epilepsy

Topic:

Cannabidiol and Cannabinoids

Hot Topic

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing the general concept of the use of CBD and cannabinoids in adults with epilepsy

Topic:

When to refer to an Epilepsy Centre

Scope of Practice

Learning Objective:

  • Understanding the concept of drug resistant epilepsy
  • Understanding the current provincial referral guidelines of adults with drug resistant epilepsy
  • Reviewing the general concepts of epilepsy surgery in adults

Topic:

PNES and Seizure Mimics

Learning Objective:

  • Identifying the most common features of PNES
  • Identifying the most common mimics in adults with epilepsy

Topic:

Emerging Topics

Learning Objective:

  • Review updates in epilepsy care and best practices

Topic:

Pregnancy and Teratogenicity

Hot Topic

Learning Objective:

  • Review of major concepts when managing epilepsy during pregnancy
  • Oral contraception and epilepsy

Topic:

Epilepsy in Special Populations

When to Consider Weaning off AEDs

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing current concepts of the management of epilepsy in the elderly

Topic:

Comorbidities in Epilepsy

Independent Living

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing the most common mental health conditions found in people living with epilepsy
  • Reviewing independent living challenges of people with epilepsy

Topic:

SUDEP

Learning Objective:

  • Reviewing the definition of SUDEP, risk factors and current preventive measures

This one-credit-per hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hours.