New Treatments for Refractory Epilepsy

24apr11:00 am12:00 pmNew Treatments for Refractory EpilepsyJoin this eSeminar with Dr. Lawrence Hirsch

Event Details

Course introduction:
In this eSeminar presentation, Dr. Hirsch will discuss the most recent advances in refractory epilepsy evaluation and treatment. This will include novel diagnostic methods such as long-term EEG, new medications include rescue meds for home use, new epilepsy surgery methods to open up opportunities for even more patients, and devices/neuromodulation. Some sample real-world cases will be used.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this eSeminar the participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the newer methods of diagnosing the nature of spells, including with long-term ambulatory EEG
  • Learn the benefits and limitations of emerging methods for diagnosis, including rapid EEG devices and artificial intelligence
  • Appreciate the new options for refractory multifocal or generalized epilepsy

This course is approved for a total of 1.0 CEC hour by ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society

Speakers for this event

  • Dr. Lawrence J. Hirsch

    Dr. Lawrence J. Hirsch


    Lawrence J. Hirsch, M.D. is Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and EEG, and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, all at Yale University. He has held leadership positions in the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS), American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and the Epilepsy Foundation, and is lead author of the 2012 and 2021 ACNS guidelines on critical care EEG terminology. He is founder and former chair of the Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium, which now includes more than 50 centers, and co-chair of the medical advisory board of the NORSE Institute. He has been an active researcher throughout his career, having published more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 100 reviews, editorials or book chapters on topics including status epilepticus, all aspects of EEG including intracranial recordings and brain monitoring in the critically ill, brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery, seizure clusters, rescue medications, sudden death in epilepsy (SUDEP), and anti-seizure medication use. He has won multiple teaching awards and is co-author of the first-ever atlas on EEG in critical care.



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