On-Demand Courses

These free on-demand courses are designed to increase knowledge about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, and management; seizure first-aid; epilepsy stigma; and social determinants of health for people with epilepsy. The courses are part of a larger initiative, funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aimed to educate and empower non-epilepsy specialty practitioners who may work with individuals with epilepsy or other seizure disorders.

The courses below feature content sourced from the 2022 AES Annual Meeting and other individual contributions and range in length from 1 - 2.5 hours.


For Non-Epilepsy Specialist Healthcare Providers

Therapeutic Considerations of Anti-Seizure Medications | FREE | 2.75 CME
Elizabeth "Betty" Michael, MS, CPNP-PC, CSN; Danielle Becker, MD, MS, FAES; Michael Gelfand, MD, PhD; Nancy Auer, APRN, FNP-BC; Shivani Bhatnagar, DNP, RN, CPN, CPNP-PC; Allison Pack, MD, MPH, FAES; Mark Keezer, MDCM, PhD, FAES; Jeannine Conway, PharmD, BCPS
This course focuses on the medical management of epilepsy, including improving understanding of drug-on-drug reactions, surgical options, rescue medications, seizure action plans, and the mechanics of prescribing anti-seizure medications for different types of epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Epilepsy | FREE | 1.75 CME
Rohini Coorg, MD; Elaine Seto, MD, PhD; Brian Lundstrom, MD, PhD; Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDN
This course includes content focused on medication management for people with epilepsy as well as non-pharmacologic management of epilepsy including dietary therapies, sEEG coverage in infants, and surgical and stimulation treatment options.

Living with Epilepsy | FREE | 3.0 CME
Kristen Seaborg, MD; Janelle Wagner, PhD, FAES; Barbara Jobst, MD, Dr. Med, FAAN, FAES; Sarita Maturu, DO; Naymee Velez Ruiz, MD, FAES; Patrick Kwan, MD, PhD; Gita Gupta, MD, MS; Martha Sajatovic, MD
This course highlights some of the daily challenges that people with epilepsy and their caregivers face and how self-management practices and programs can improve daily life.


For Epilepsy Specialists

Genetic Testing in Epilepsy | FREE | 2.0 CME
Leah Schust Myers; Louis Dang, MD; Anup Patel, MD; John Millichap, MD, FAAN, FAAP, FACNS, FAES; Heather Mefford, MD
This course reviews available genetic testing options for people with epilepsy and seizure disorders and discusses the diagnostic yield and role of genetic testing in improving outcomes. 

Advances in Treatment for Epilepsy | FREE | 2.5 CME
Mackenzie Cervenka, MD; Kristl Vonck, MD, PhD, FEAN; Stephen Vanhaerents, MD; Rohini Coorg, MD; Elaine Seto, MD, PhD; Jurriaan Peters, MD, PhD; David Burdette, MD
This course reviews advances in the medical management of epilepsy, including new antiseizure medications, medical diets, neuromodulation, and surgery.

The Role of Social Determinants of Health in Epilepsy | FREE | 2.25 CME
Lisa Clifford, PhD; Kavya Rao, MD; Karen Skjei, MD; Chris Ryan, MSW, LICSW; Jeannine Conway, PharmD, BCPS; Shilpa Reddy, MD, MMHC; Kerri Neville, MD
This course details the disparities and biases that impact health access and outcomes and outlines factors that affect access, treatment, and resource disparities in epilepsy.

These activities are supported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,500,000 with 100% funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor are they an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.