Special Interest Groups


SIG: EEG: The Future of the Stat EEG

Convention Center, Room 322
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Behavioral Health Providers

The common use of computer networks for the transfer of EEG data files now allows for immediate inpatient and emergency department EEG interpretations. With this, physicians in emergency departments and intensive care units now expect EEG testing to be more readily available and that a subspecialist will provide an EEG interpretation as care decisions are being made, regardless of the time and day. As such, EEG infrastructure and EEG practice are both changing, and old questions about when and how to best utilize EEG are returning for reconsideration in a new EEG era. This presents a need to the EEG community to address the changing expectations and provide clarity for optimizing the delivery of EEG results, especially in critical care situations. The EEG SIG will focus on three aspects of stat EEG testing that are now commonly being reconsidered:

  • Optimizing the indications for the stat EEG to maximize the clinical outcome
  • Optimizing the access to stat EEG across various clinical resource settings
  • Optimizing the duration of the stat EEG to maximize diagnostic efficiency and accuracy

Coordinators: John M Stern, MD; and Selim Benbadis, MD

Speakers: Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD, and Lawrence J. Hirsch, MD