Special Lectures


Epilepsy in the Time of COVID

9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Behavioral Health Providers

The program discusses the impact of COVID on epilepsy care and its delivery. It also addresses seizures in the setting of COVID and its treatment. As through COVID epilepsy care was rapidly transformed into telehealth. Strategies for telehealth will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Identify the relationship between COVID and seizures
    • Assess and council patients with epilepsy in the times of COVID
    • Recognize how to record EEG and assess EEG in severe COVID disease
    • Interpret your skills for telehealth visits and evaluation in the times of COVID
    • Develop self-management programs in the times of COVID


    Chairs: R. Edward Hogan, MD and Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD, FAES

    • Introduction | Barbara C. Jobst, MD, PhD, FAES
    • COVID-19 in Patients with Seizures and Epilepsy: Interpretation of Relevant Knowledge of Presenting Signs and Symptoms | R. Edward Hogan, MD
    • The Pathophysiology of SARS-CoV-2 and How it Invades the Brain | Heidrun Potschka, PhD
    • COVID on the Frontline: COVID Management, Its Neurologic Complications and Resources for People with Epilepsy During the Pandemic | Nathalie Jette, MD, MSc, FRCPC
    • EEG monitoring in patients with COVID | Manisha Holmes, MD
    • Tips and Tricks for Telehealth Visit in Epilepsy | Marvin A. Rossi, MD, PhD
    • Moderated Discussion | All Faculty