AET Symposium: Treatment Strategies for the Patient with Epilepsy
Program Length: 165 minutes
Clinical consortia and basic science research can provideimportant information for the practicing clinician but only if the clinician isaware of the limits and strengths of these data. Gathering appropriate andcomplete clinical information in a comprehensive and efficient fashion allowsfor effective treatment recommendations and patient education. This symposiumwill focus on current sources of information regarding best practices asdetermined by both clinical consortia and focused basic research that examineutility and safety of treatment options for both newly-diagnosed andpharmacoresistant patients. Incorporating this information, i.e., translatingresearch into practice, will allow the clinician to make informedrecommendations to both pediatric and adult patients with epilepsy. Twolectures will address sources of treatment information as provided by clinicalconsortia and focused basic translational research. Two additional lectureswill focus on the effective development of treatment strategies for the adultand pediatric patient population. The final lecture will discuss the safety andefficacy results from the first double-blinded controlled trial of responsivedirect brain stimulation for the treatment of refractory partial seizures.
- Improvetreatment outcomes by participating in clinical consortia which provide "reallife" experience with the full variety of treatment options
- Developclinical strategies for assessing depression in patients in epilepsy, includingsuicide risk
- Incorporateinto clinical decision-making an understanding of how translational researchimpacts patient care, including the utility of the current preclinical modelsystems that are employed for the development of new AEDs, structuring clinicaltrials, and assessing comorbidities
- Develop anefficient process to collect vital information regarding treatment efficacy andadverse events and assess the presence of existing comorbidities; utilize thisinformation to synthesize a treatment plan and provide adequate education tothe patient and his/her caregiver.
Neurologists, nurses, psychologists, social workers,pharmacists, and basic researchers conducting translational research
Co-Chairs: H. Steve White, Ph.D. and Tracy A. Glauser, M.D.
H. Steve White, Ph.D.
There are Big Holes in Our Patient-Oriented Research:Could Consortium Trials Be the Plug?
Jacqueline A. French, M.D.
There Is More to Epilepsy Than Seizures: AUser-Friendly Strategy to Assess Efficacy and Tolerability of Pharmacotherapywith AEDs and to Screen for Comorbidities in Adult Patients
Andres M. Kanner, M.D.
Strategies for Improving Clinic Efficacy in PediatricEpilepsy Care
Tracy A. Glauser, M.D.
Advances in Basic and Translational Research inDeveloping Antiepileptogenic and Neuroprotective Treatments for Epilepsy
Michael Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
H. Steve White, Ph.D.