Special Lectures


Education Credit

2.0 CME

Epilepsy Fellowship Program Director's Meeting

Convention Center, Room 316
1:00 PM-3:00 PM

The purpose of the Fellowship Directors Program is to provide educational resources and interchange of ideas between Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship program directors. This meeting also serves to fulfill a requirement for program directors from ACGME accredited programs to attend a program director meeting at a national meeting in the field or subspecialty. For the 2019 meeting, we will discuss a potential match process for prospective fellows in Epilepsy, review fellow recruitment and challenges,review and learn about strategies to improve wellness and reduce burnout in our trainees and incorporation of the AES fellowship curriculum intotraining programs.

Learning Objectives

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



  • Review and understand options to create a match program in Epilepsy
  • Review and appreciate challenges in fellow recruitment and learn strategies to improve the process
  • Discuss strategies to improve wellness and mitigate burnout in fellowship trainees
  • Explain methods to incorporate the AES fellowship curriculum into a training program



1:00 PM - 1:05 PM: Welcome and Old Business, Jennifer Hopp, MD
1:05 PM - 1:30 PM: Options for Match in Epilepsy Fellowship, Jennifer Hopp, MD
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM: Fellowship Recruitment: Challenges and Strategies, Amar Bhatt, MD
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM: Wellness and Burnout, Sarah Schmitt, MD
2:20 PM - 2:45 PM: AES Fellowship Curriculum, Kristen Park, MD
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Discussion