J. Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Programs

Programs

PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY PROGRAM for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

An intensive program of lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study for pediatric nurse practitioners who care for children with epilepsy.

PRESENTED BY THE J. KIFFIN PENRY EPILEPSY EDUCATION PROGRAMS WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA

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PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY PROGRAM FOR PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONERS

This 3 day comprehensive course is designed specifically for pediatric nurse practitioners and is presented by distinguished guest faculty from around the country. Participants attend and give case presentations (there is a case study requirement) and advance their knowledge through lectures sessions, EEG & case workshops, and peer group discussions.

APPLICATION & SELECTION CRITERIA

Invitations for the course are mailed directly to selected neurology practices. Only 30 slots are available for this program and eligible candidates will be accepted to the program in the order that applications are received. To apply and confirm attendance, please submit your curriculum vitae along with complete contact information to include office address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Wednesday: Course Introduction & Epidemiology, followed by Buffet Reception

Thursday: Epileptic Seizures and Syndromes; Evolution of Seizures in Children; Neonatal Seizures & Infantile Spasms; Febrile Seizures & FS+; Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome; Benign Partial Seizures; Generalized Epilepsies; EEG Workshops (Presented by Faculty); Conditions that Mimic Epilepsy; Initial Evaluation: First Seizure; Evening Case Presentations

Friday: Principles of Pediatric EEG; Quality of Life: Advice to Parents; Principles of Pediatric Neuropharmacology; Seizure Mechanisms & AED Mechanisms of Action; Pediatric Use of AEDs; AED Formulations & Generic Issues; AED Interactions; Case Workshops (Presented by Faculty); Adverse Effects of AEDs; Discontinuance of AEDs; Refractory Seizures: Definitions/Predictors/Causes; Effects of Seizures on the Developing Brain; Evening Case Presentations

Saturday: Ketogenic Diet & Other Therapies; Common Genetics & Metabolic Disorders Associated with Epilepsy; Epilepsy Monitoring; Case Workshops (Presented by Faculty); Epilepsy Surgery in Children; Co-morbidities of Pediatric Epilepsy; Acute Seizures and Status Epilepticus; Epilepsy in the IDD Patient; Epilepsy in Adolescents; Social Issues in Epilepsy

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This unique educational program is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from UCB, whose generous support is gratefully acknowledged.

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