2011 AES Annual Meeting - 103.01 - Spanish Symposium - Refractory Epilepsy Throughout Life
Program Length: 150 minutes
The symposium will present evidence-based information concerning the scientific and clinical fundamentals of medically refractory epilepsy that are relevant for the management of adult and pediatric patients. The diagnosis and outcomes of pediatric and adult epilepsy syndromes and the criteria for determination of refractoriness will be emphasized. Pre-surgical evaluation and the selection of surgical or other non-pharmacologic treatments will be critically reviewed.
• Apply newly acquired understanding of age-related epilepsy syndromes in order to utilize appropriate therapy, determine prognosis and identify refractoriness
• Use established criteria for diagnosing medical refractory epilepsy and to evaluate for alternative, non-medical treatments
• Apply recently recognized utility of non-medical options for managing children and adults with medically refractory epilepsy.
Basic: Those new to epilepsy treatment or whose background is limited, e.g., students, residents, general physicians, general neurologists and neurosurgeons, other professionals in epilepsy care, administrators.
Intermediate: Epilepsy fellows, epileptologists, epilepsy neurosurgeons, “mid-level” providers with experience in epilepsy care (e.g., advanced practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants), neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, basic and translational researchers.
Advanced: Symposium will address highly technical or complex topics (e.g., neurophysiology, advanced imaging techniques, advanced treatment modalities, including surgery).
Co-Chairs: Alvaro Izquierdo-Bello, M.D., Patricio E. Abad, M.D.
Introduction and Overview
Patricio E. Abad, M.D.
Childhood Refractory Epilepsy: Transition to Adult Epilepsy
Elia M. Pestana Knight, M.D.
Refractory Epilepsy in the Adult and the Elderly
César Viteri Torres, M.D., Ph.D.
Surgical Treatment Through Different Ages: Indications, Procedure Selection, Outcome
Mario Alonso-Venegas, M.D.
Panel Discussion: Questions and Answers Session
Alvaro Izquierdo-Bello, M.D., faculty and attendees