Special Lectures


Education Credit

0.75 CME

17th Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Seizures

Convention Center, Ballroom III
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Behavioral Health Providers

The Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy combines the discussion of the state-of-the-art in a specific area of epilepsy and the impact it may have on health care delivery. It is designed to be accessible to both professional and public audiences. The lecture will discuss the recent advances in clinical care of newborn infants suspected of seizures and will include: recent revisions of classification, updated criteria for diagnosis, application of neurophysiology (EEG-video monitoring), the expanding role of genetic testing, revisiting the wide range of causes, consideration of evidence-based therapies, and factors which determine and eventually improve outcome of newborns with seizures. In addition, barriers to providing optimal care for all newborns with these disorders will be discussed with a focus on aspects of potential health care disparities and potential solutions. 

Speaker: Eli M. Mizrahi, MD 


Co-sponsored with National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).  

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify seizure types based upon the revised ILAE classification of neonatal seizures 

  • Understand the clinical utility as well as limitations of cEEG-video monitoring in diagnosis and management 

  • Identify the full range of etiologic factors which may put neonates at risk to develop seizures 

  • Select first- and second-line AEDs, as well and adjunctive therapies, with best evidence 

  • Apply integrative strategies to improve outcomes in neonates with seizure