ILAE Symposium: Epilepsy Treatment in North America and Around The World: Can We Learn From Each Other?
Program Length: 210 minutes
Despite globalization of the science that underlies medical care, common issues in epilepsy are being addressed in ways that continue to reflect specific geographic and cultural approaches to provision of healthcare. This symposium will explore areas which reflect these differences: new drug development and clinical trials; epilepsy surgery; and the impact of limited resources on availability of care. New perspectives on these topics can inform both health policy and clinical decisions related to care of people with epilepsy in North America.
• Broaden treatment options by applying geographic and cultural differences that inform approaches to temporal lobe resections in North America and around the world
• Use complementary information from clinical trial designs from different regions in managing patients with epilepsy
• Address limited resources for epilepsy care based on the experience of health policy and treatment decisions in areas outside North America.
Intermediate (see page 101 for details)
Co-Chairs: Jacqueline A. French, M.D., Sheryl Haut, M.D.
Introduction and Overview
Jacqueline A. French, M.D., Sheryl Haut, M.D.
Are Placebo Controlled or Pragmatic Trials More Informative?
Anthony Marson, Ph.D. and Russell Katz, M.D.
How Are Epilepsy Resources Allocated Around the World? Lessons From Epilepsy Surgery
Frans Leijten, M.D., Ph.D. and Samuel Wiebe, M.D.