This panel will highlight a breadth of career options in academia, industry, non-profit, policy, and government sectors. Panelists will describe their careers in a panel discussion, followed by breakout sessions with attendees to provide advice and answer questions.
This session is one of three parallel Career Pathways panels offered simultaneously for clinical care, research, and interprofessional careers. Participants may go between sessions, which will take place in adjacent rooms.
Annual Fundamentals Symposium: Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: From Challenges to Practical Management
This session is meant to be an educational symposium that is mainly targeted to a clinical audience but will cover the fundamentals of PNES, including the diagnostic challenges, understanding the pathogenic mechanisms, communicating the diagnosis, and treatment (from evidence to practice). Following a series of brief lectures by experts, this session will close with an interactive panel discussion with experts in the field to discuss the challenges and opportunities in front of us.
The purpose of the Fellowship Directors Program is to provide educational resources and interchange of ideas between Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship program directors. This meeting also serves to fulfill a requirement for program directors from ACGME accredited programs to attend a program director meeting at a national meeting in the field or subspecialty. For the 2019 meeting, we will discuss a potential match process for prospective fellows in Epilepsy, review fellow recruitment and challenges,review and learn about strategies to improve wellness and reduce burnout in our trainees and incorporation
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
The SIG will start with presentation and a discussion of the results of a recently published systemic review of global health and epilepsy. This will be followed by an introduction and discussion of the newly created ILAE Web based database for Global Health projects. The SIG will include a presentation by Dr. Ed Trevathan on epilepsy care for "the other 50%," and Dr. Omar Siddiqi will discuss his work on epilepsy care in Zambia. This will lead into a discussion of collaboration on global health projects from both an epilepsy