Epilepsy in Children and Youth: Foundational Program
SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 31, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST | TUESDAYS WEEKLY
This curriculum covers a spectrum of skills and knowledge that relate to diagnosis, seizure semiology, ASMs, common epilepsy syndromes, and more. The program is designed for primary care providers and/or healthcare practitioners who are seeking fundamental knowledge in epileptology.
September 26, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Foundations S3 | Seizure Emergency, Status Epilepticus, Seizure Safety
Healthcare providers can present your de-identified case for advice, support and written recommendations.
This series is facilitated by The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
This 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 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.
- Review current definitions of seizures and epilepsy
- Describe the basic mechanisms of seizures
- Review the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification of seizures and epilepsies
- Differentiate between focal and generalized epilepsies
- Distinguish between absence seizures and focal seizures
- Identify key clinical features that help to differentiate seizure types that manifest with non-motor semiology
- Describe status epilepticus
- Recognize the management of prolonged seizures
- Review seizure safety
- Recognize common seizure mimics by history and semiology
- Describe characteristics of non-epileptic events
- Identify seizure mimics that deserve proper diagnostic and medical intervention
- Describe the key patient factors to consider when choosing antiseizure medications
- Recognize process for titration and adjusting medications
- Identify potential adverse effects of medications for epilepsy and strategies for mitigation
- 1) Identify common pediatric epilepsy syndromes (Benign Rolandic, West Syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut, Childhood Absence, Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy)
- Classify the appropriate tests and procedures for a child presenting with a seizure and/or epilepsy
- Recognize the difference between work up for acute symptomatic seizure vs. that for suspected epilepsy
- Identify the clinical use and limitations of EEG in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy
- Describe the merits of various neuroimaging techniques in epilepsy and their indications
Didactics & Recordings
Dr. Katherine Muir, Paediatric Neurologist
Dr. Juan Toro-Perez, Pediatric Epilepsy Clinical Fellow
Stephanie Borris, Nurse Practitioner/RN
Sandi Reggler, Epilepsy Educator
Sarah Healy, Research Coordinator
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