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This session includes two panels highlighting career paths focused on clinical care and research. Participants may go between sessions in adjacent rooms. Panelists represent a breadth of career options in private practice, academia, industry, government, and other sectors. Panelists will describe their work in a panel discussion and then break into groups with attendees to provide advice and answer questions.
The purpose of this activity is to explore issues at the intersection of epilepsy and medical conditions. Epileptologists must often confront diagnostic dilemmas or weigh the risk of a seizures against the potential side effects of medications. "Epilepsy and the Heart" will discuss the effects of anticonvulsants on cardiovascular risk and of seizures on cardiac arrhythmias. "Seizure Mimickers" will discuss the differentiation of epileptic seizures from syncope. "Medications That Lower Seizure Threshold" will focus on consideration of the effect that psychiatric and other medications can have on susceptibility to seizures. "Seizure Management During Pregnancy" addresses the risks that seizures
This session is intended for current epilepsy fellowship directors, clinical neurophysiology program directors, and those interested in starting an ACGME-accredited epilepsy fellowship. The session will meet ACGME program requirement II.A.4, which advises program directors to attend one program director meeting per year. The objective of this session is to provide a forum for program directors to address challenges encountered in running a program and in meeting accreditation requirements.
New VNS, RNS, and DBS CPT codes are effective for January 2019. This session will review those new codes and how to use them for patients with epilepsy. The session also will discuss new directions in Evaluation and Management codes and the use of diagnostic ICD-10 codes for care of patients with epilepsy.
Exciting events in this field this year include the Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies for Neurological Disorders, being held for the first time in Asia, in Jeju, Korea, and the Pediatric State of the Art Symposium at the AES annual meeting focusing on dietary therapies. This SIG session will showcase up-to-the-minute advances in dietary therapies, including highlights from Jeju. Clinically, efficacy data and ever-expanding experience in the use of dietary therapies in adults, including in pregnancy, will be presented. Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D will be discussed. From