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Skills Workshop | Routine EEG in Epilepsy: Fundamentals and Interpretation

Convention Center, Room 293, Second Floor
12:45 PM-2:15 PM

The routine EEG recording remains essential in the care and management of individuals with seizures and suspected epilepsy. The EEG is used for diagnosis, classification of seizure type, and identification of a specific epileptic syndrome. EEG findings may be of prognostic importance and be used to assess the efficacy of treatment. Appropriate EEG methodology and recognition of artifact and benign variant patterns are essential for satisfactory clinical studies. This workshop will review basic methodologies of EEG and demonstrate typical findings on real-life examples, including identification of artifacts, benign variants, and


Skills Workshop | Treating Patients with Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Convention Center, Room 296, Second Floor
12:45 PM-2:15 PM

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are prevalent and disabling and are often identified in seizure monitoring units. Neurologists readily diagnose PNES, but the majority of providers do not feel equipped to treat patients with PNES. Psychogenic NES present in adults and children with neurologic signs, psychological stressors, and comorbid psychiatric disorders. For years, neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists have accumulated data about NES phenomenology, epidemiology, risks, comorbidities, and prognosis. The role of the neurologist and mental health providers in the diagnosis and management of these patients will be discussed, and common obstacles