Quick Study: Anti-Seizure Medications (ASMs)

This program provides an overview of anti-seizure medications and indications according to seizure type.

MAY 13 - JUNE 17 | MONDAYS 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST | WEEKLY

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Learn about commonly used anti-seizure medications, how to titrate and adjust medications, and drug interactions.

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    June 3, 2024

    12:00 pm 1:00 pm

    S3. Polypharmacy

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This Quick Study series is facilitated by Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

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Syllabus

  • Identify the factors to consider when starting a medication for epilepsy
  • Identify indications for common antiseizure medications according to seizure type
  • Discuss how to titrate and adjust medications
  • Describe commonly used anti-seizure medications in terms of their use, side effect profiles, and therapeutic drug monitoring considerations
  • Identify pros and cons of new vs. old anti-seizure medications
  • Discuss considerations for combining AEDs in the treatment of epilepsy
  • Discuss recommendations for AED withdrawal
  • Describe common issues regarding withdrawal of AEDs
  • Explore classes of medications that are highly susceptible to AED interactions
  • Discuss management implications of AED and drug interactions (dosage adjustment)

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Clinical Leads

Dr. Lysa Lomax

Dr. Lysa Boissé Lomax, Epileptologist

Medical Lead, KHSC

Dr. Gavin Winston

Dr. Gavin Winston , Epileptologist

KHSC

Dr. Garima Shukla

Dr. Garima Shukla, Epileptologist

KHSC

Dr. Nadine Morrison-Levy

Dr. Nadine Morrison-Levy, Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist

KHSC

Sandra Weatherby

Sandra (Sandy) Weatherby, Registered Nurse

KHSC

Jeff Lalonde, Dietitian

KHSC

Kate Carson

Kate Carson, Neuro-Pharmacist

KHSC

Samantha Keroglidis

Samantha Keroglidis, Clinical Pharmacist

KHSC

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Erin Li, Pharmacist

KHSC

Michelle Neville

Michelle Neville, Pharmacist

KHSC

Ada Mullett, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Ada Mullett, Neuropsychologist

KHSC

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Melissa Meisner, Nurse navigator for EMU

KHSC

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Christina Lord, Community Epilepsy Agency Navigator

Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario

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Shannan Mercer, Community Epilepsy Agency Navigator

Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario

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