SIG: Pregnancy Registries: Emerging Data from The International Pregnancy Registries and Neurodevelopmental Studies
The Pregnancy Registry SIG will continue to present the latest updates from the largest international registries, as well as from the most prominent neurodevelopmental studies. We plan to complement the registries' focus on structural teratogenicity with the newest information on cognitive teratogenicity of the AEDs available, information that takes decades to be incorporated into guidelines leading to a dangerous gap in our clinical practice.We hope for our SIG to provide the opportunity for AES attendees to rapidly but adequately review the constantly evolving data and be able to optimize their
Recent proposed changes by CMS and AMA to office visit and EEG reimbursement has the potential to dramatically change the practice management for private practice epileptologists. Private practice experts will share the most up-to-date modifications in these revenue streams. Speakers will address rationale and likely outcomes of these adjustments. A group discussion will follow to share ideas for next steps in clinical practice.
This symposium will review the different neuromodulation therapies used to treat medically refractory epilepsy and how to determine the best candidate for each of these modalities. The speakers will describe how to define medically-refractory epilepsy; review the work-up required to determine if a patient is a good candidate for neuromodulation; assess which of the modalities is the most appropriate based on the epilepsy syndrome; and describe vagal nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation and responsive brain stimulation.
17th Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal Seizures
The Judith Hoyer Lecture in Epilepsy combines the discussion of the state-of-the-art in a specific area of epilepsy and the impact it may have on health care delivery. It is designed to be accessible to both professional and public audiences. The lecture will discuss the recent advances in clinical care of newborn infants suspected of seizures and will include: recent revisions of classification, updated criteria for diagnosis, application of neurophysiology (EEG-video monitoring), the expanding role of genetic testing, revisiting the wide range of causes, consideration of evidence-based therapies, and factors
Given that epilepsy is a disease that arises in living brains, understanding network properties in the intact subject is an essential step towards deciphering the complex dynamics of seizures and of co-morbidities. These dynamics are system-level mechanisms that can be targeted, just like receptors can be targeted with drugs. Novel therapeutic targets can be sought with chronic in vivo recordings in the brain. Techniques that seek to detect and understand these complex neuronal properties are challenging, both in terms of experimental issues and analytical approaches. In this workshop, we will