Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What Pediatric Education
Programs are available in 2010?
A: Two Pediatric Epilepsy Programs are scheduled this year, May
25-29 and August 25-29. The May program is for child neurology
residents in their final year of residency (PGY-5). The
August program is open to practicing child neurologists and other
health care professionals who treat epilepsy in children and
adolescents, and offers CME credits.
Q: How do I apply for the programs? How are candidates selected?
A: The application and selection process varies for the two programs:
- Residents Program, May 25-29: This program is open to
child neurology residents, and invitations are extended to program
directors each year at selected institutions. Program directors
select the most eligible candidate based on aptitude and interest
in epilepsy. Candidates should follow the application process provided
in the invitation package.
- Pediatric Epilepsy Program, August 25-29: Interested
candidates should download and submit an application along with
current curriculum vitae and complete contact information. This
program is open to practicing child neurologists, and would also
be an excellent choice for adult neurologists and other health
care providers who see a significant number of pediatric epilepsy
patients in their practice. Candidates will be accepted based on
eligibility, incidence of pediatric epilepsy in their practice,
and date of application, with priority given to child neurologists.
This program offers CME credit.
Q: Who serves as faculty for the programs?
A: Our core faculty and guest lecturers are all respected in their fields and hail from universities throughout the country. This distinguished group of guest faculty also includes members of our Advisory Board.
Q: What is the schedule like once the programs begin?
A: The programs total five days. The resident's course (May)
begins on Tuesday and ends with departures on Saturday, and the
August program runs Wednesday through Sunday. Participants arrive
on the first day of the program and check in. The course begins
with an introduction that evening, followed by a reception
that affords the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and faculty.
Lectures on the following two days are from 8:00 am until approximately
5:00 pm, with small group break-out sessions and breaks in the
morning, afternoon, and lunch. After dinner there are case sessions
from approximately 8-10:00 pm. The following day begins with
lectures at 8:00 am and the program finishes mid afternoon.
Following the last night’s dinner there is a reception, with
shuttle departures to the airport the following morning (Saturday
or Sunday, depending on program).
Q: What does it cost to attend a program?
A: Tuition and meals for both programs are provided through
unrestricted educational grants. For physicians in training (residents
and fellows), the grants also cover the costs of lodging and
airfare. Practicing physicians attending the CME course (August)
are prohibited by CME guidelines from having transportation and
lodging provided. Participants are eligible for a group package
rate of $300.00 (4 nights, $75.00 per night). Payment is required
to secure your reservation. Payment instructions and other details
will be included in your confirmation letter upon acceptance
to the program. All participants will be responsible for the
cost of ground transportation from the airport to the conference
center and back, provided by the center’s shuttle service for
$25 each way.
Q: How do I arrange travel for the programs?
A: For the resident's (May) program, participants will
be asked upon acceptance to provide a departure airport. Participants
will then receive flight options from their point of departure
to Piedmont Triad Intl Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, NC. Once
flights are selected tickets are purchased and participants will
receive electronic tickets and itinerary. A shuttle from Graylyn
Conference Center will be scheduled according to arrival time.
Participants attending the August program are responsible for airfare,
but may contact our conference coordinator for assistance with
Q: Can participants bring spouses?
A: Spouses/guests are allowed to attend, but, due to the intensity
of the programs, they are not encouraged. The course runs from
8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day. Costs for the spouse/guest
must be borne by the participant, including airfare and ground
transportation. Graylyn Conference Center's charge for a spouse/guest
in the same room is approximately $80 per night with tax & gratuity
(includes three meals/day).
Q: Do the programs offer CME?
A: The August program offers CME credits:
The Wake Forest University School of Medicine is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Wake
Forest University School of Medicine designates this educational
activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent
of their participation in the activity. All faculty participating
in Continuing Medical Education Programs sponsored by The Wake
Forest University School of Medicine are expected to disclose
to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest
related to the content of their presentation. Financial support
for this unique educational activity is provided in part by an
unrestricted educational grant from UCB.