Special Interest Groups


SIG: Epidemiology: Epidemiology in Action: Findings that Change Practice

Convention Center, Room 322
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Behavioral Health Providers

Several recent findings in epilepsy epidemiology have direct relevance to clinical practice. Key findings about the hit rate of genetic tests, the frequency of comorbidities, and the risk of SUDEP impact clinical decision about what tests clinicians send, how they counsel people with epilepsy and their families, and what screening tools they use at routine visits. The session this year will include an exploration of this topic with relevant examples. We will also focus on junior investigators and their recent work, to allow newcomers to share their findings and receive feedback from experts. Finally, we will conduct an interactive exercise with the audience to identify key unanswered questions, to help us prioritize what areas of epilepsy epidemiology we should pursue as a field.

Coordinators: Zachary Grinspan, MD and Dale Hesdorffer, PhD

Speakers: Zachary Grinspan, MD, MS; Dale Hesdorffer, PhD; Nathalie Jette, MD, MSc; and the best epidemiology abstracts presenters (3)