Quick Study: Capturing the Diagnosis

Adult with Epilepsy

A picture’s worth a thousand words: Video and clinical validation of epilepsy.



This program incorporates the use of video-based learning to differentiate seizure types and identify appropriate neuroimaging protocols. The program is ideal for both novice practitioners and those practitioners who would like to enhance clinical skills relating to diagnosis.

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Case Support

Healthcare providers can present your de-identified case for advice, support and written recommendations.

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This Quick Study series is facilitated by McMaster’s Children’s Hospital.


  • 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
  • Outline key features of focal and generalized onset seizure types with predominantly motor semiology (e.g., tonic, clonic, hyper motor)
  • Describe when to order appropriate neuroimaging protocols for patients with epilepsy
  • Recognize when to order further investigations based on EEG
  • Describe seizure types
  • Differentiate between seizures and epilepsy
  • Identify the semiology of epileptic seizures using standardized ILAE terminology and classification systems
  • Discuss the correlation between epilepsy and some neurocutaneous disorders
  • Identify clinical presentation and management of epilepsy in neurocutaneous disorders such as Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), neurofibromatosis type 1, and Sturge-Weber syndrome

Didactics & Recordings

*Available after session begins

*Available after session begins

Clinical Leads

Dr. Kevin Jones

Medical Co-Lead

Dr. Robyn Whitney

Dr. Robyn Whitney

Medical Co-Lead

Dr. Rajesh Ramachandrannair

Dr. Rajesh Ramachandran Nair

Medical Co-Lead