Date revised

Education Credit

2.0 CME

Nurses may claim up to 2.0 contact hours for this session.

University of Minnesota approves this knowledge-based activity for 2.0 contact hours (0.20 CEUs). UAN JA0000810-9999-19-082-L01-P. Initial Release Date: 12/10/19.

Hot Topics Symposium

Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom 8
8:45 AM-10:45 AM
Behavioral Health Providers

The purpose of the Hot Topics Symposium is to present topics of great current interest to the audience of learners. The format is comprised four lectures with time after each presentation for questions from the audience. The topics are selected to reflect issues of current interest to clinicians caring for patients with epilepsy with the goal of improving the care of patients with epilepsy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recommend devices for seizure detection based on patient characteristics and needs
  • REcognize instances where early use of ketamine may be beneficial to patients in status epilepticus
  • Summarize the current state of knowledge on SUDEP to better counsel patients



Chair: Fred A. Lado, MD, PhD

Introduction, Fred A. Lado, MD, PhD
Update on SUDEP, Beate Diehl, MD
New Consumer Devices for Monitoring Seizures, Mikchael Sperling, MD
What is the Optimal Extent of Resection for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy?, Jorge Gonzalez Martinez, MD
Early Use of Ketamine for Neuroprotection in Status Epilepticus, Denson Fujikawa, MD
Conclusions, Fred A. Lado, MD, PhD