Spanish Symposium: Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy
Program Length: 150 minutes
Accurate diagnosis in patients with epilepsy is imperativeif appropriate intervention is to be initiated. Complete clinical history andexamination are the initial steps but review of diagnostic studies is necessaryto guarantee correct diagnostic formulation. Treatment options will be clearer,especially as regards appropriate medications for identified seizure type andepilepsy syndrome. Failure to control seizures may be due to poor patientadherence to treatment recommendations, to pharmacoresistance or to otherfactors. The patient with refractory epilepsy will need careful and completereview of history and diagnostic testing. Lectures and case histories will beused to address diagnostic and treatment strategies.
- Developdiagnostic strategies that allow for more accurate diagnosis for newly-diagnosedpatients and for patients with refractory epilepsy
- Definetherapeutic options for newly-diagnosed patients and for patients withrefractory epilepsy
- Incorporatepatient education as a clinical tool in treatment and will provideopportunities for discussion with patients regarding diagnosis and treatmentoptions.
Neurologists, nurses, social workers and other professionalsin epilepsy care. The program will be presented in Spanish, thus facilitatingcomprehension and enhancing participation of attendants to the meeting fromSpanish-speaking countries
Co-Chairs: Manuel G. Campos, M.D. and Vicente J. Iragui,M.D., Ph.D.
Vicente J. Iragui, M.D., Ph.D.
Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Patients with Epilepsy
Carlos DiGiano, M.D.
Pitfalls in the Treatment of Patients with Epilepsy
Jorge G. Burneo, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Counseling Children and Adult Patients with Epilepsy andTheir Families
Álvaro Izquierdo, M.D.
Roundtable: Case Presentations and Discussion
Manuel G. Campos, M.D., Faculty and Participants