Ask the Expert Webinar Series

This webinar series is open to AES members and non-members alike. Participate live or view the on-demand recordings at your convenience. The webinars feature a 10-minute presentation followed by 20-minutes of moderated discussion on the topic.

The American Epilepsy Society designates each activity for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  listed below. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Claim Credit

To claim CME/CE credit, you must submit the completed evaluation. After completing the evaluation, a print-ready PDF of your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Upcoming LIVE Webinars

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2020 Recordings

Telehealth in Epilepsy Part 2: Putting Guidelines into Practice

Join us for Telehealth in Epilepsy Part 2: Putting Guidelines into Practice. This webinar will provide insights and examples of telehealth clinic workflows that you can incorporate in your own patient care. Plus, hear more about recent updates for reimbursement on telehealth services, and ideas for engaging trainees and other multi-specialty partners in your telehealth visits.

Learning Objectives:

Following participation in this webinar, learners will be able to:

    • Develop office workflow to maximize benefit of telehealth for patients
    • Summarize the latest information on reimbursement for telehealth services
    • Apply strategies for incorporating trainees and multi-specialty partners into a telehealth visit

 

An additional topic on telehealth and COVID-19 presented in partnership with the Child Neurology Foundation has been included in this enduring activity.

Dr. Anup Patel, Section Chief of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, AES Practice Management Committee Member and President-elect for the Child Neurology Foundation sits down for a conversation with Holly Paauwe, Parent, Creator of Hemimegalencephaly (HME) Family Support Network, and HME Specialty Director of The Hemispherectomy Foundation.

Presenters
Christopher Peterson, DPT, PT, Hartford HealthCare
Edward "Rusty" Novotny Jr., MD, FAES, FAAN, University of Washington School of Medicine
Marvin A. Rossi, MD, PhD, Rush University Epilepsy Center
Anup D. Patel, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Holly Paauwe, Parent, Creator of Hemimegalencephaly (HME) Family Support Network, and HME Specialty Director of The Hemispherectomy Foundation

Panelist

Gabriel U. Martz, MD, Hartford HealthCare

Moderator
David M. Ficker, MD, University of Cincinnati

The American Epilepsy Society designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Epilepsy Self-management in the Time of COVID-19

Review of the evidence for epilepsy self-management, programs currently available virtually by phone or online (HOBSCOTCH, UPLIFT, PACES, SMART) and immediate opportunities and support for implementing these programs in the clinical practice setting.


Following participation in this webinar, learners will be able to:

    • Describe the evidence supporting the benefits of epilepsy self-management programs
    • Identify current epilepsy self-management programs available to patients (via phone or online)
    • Identify pathways for patient referral to programs and training opportunities available to epilepsy center team members

Presenters
Robert Fraser, PhD, CRC, University of Washington
Barbara C. Jobst, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Erica K. Johnson, PhD, FAES, University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center
Martha Sajatovic, MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Panelists
Elaine T. Kiriakopoulos, MD, MSc, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center
Samantha S. Schmidt, BS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Moderator
David M. Ficker, MD, University of Cincinnati

The American Epilepsy Society designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Telehealth for Epilepsy: Overcoming Obstacles
April 3, 2020, 12:00 PM ET

Enduring recording from AES (recorded April 3, 2020).
An introduction to telehealth from epilepsy providers with extensive experience implementing telehealth successfully in their own epilepsy practices.

Following participation in this webinar, learners will be able to:

    • List methods to provide telehealth services for epilepsy care
    • Explain the unique aspects of providing epilepsy care via telehealth
    • Describe how to bill for these services

Panelists
Marvin A. Rossi, MD, PhD, Rush University Medical Center
Edward "Rusty" Novotny, MD, FAES, FAAN, Seattle Children's Hospital

Moderator
David M. Ficker, MD, University of Cincinnati

The American Epilepsy Society designates the live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and American Epilepsy Society. In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

 The Universal Activity Number (UAN) for this webinar is:
JA0000810-9999-20-039-H01-P

This knowledge-based online activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
This activity is awarded up to 1.0 ANCC contact hours.

Ask the Expert Webinar: How Self-Management Programs Can Improve the Care You Deliver
Free 2016 webinar, renewed March 31, 2020

Enduring material: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Update on evidenced-based self-management programs for people with epilepsy. 

Presenters:
Dennis Dlugos, MD, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Barbara C. Jobst, MD, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

 

Ask the Expert Webinar: Use of Generic AEDs
Free 2016 webinar, renewed March 31, 2020 

Enduring material: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Results of three well-designed, prospective studies on generic antiepileptic drug (AED) substitutions and clinical strategies for patients regarding generic AED substitution.

Presenters:
Dennis Dlugos, MD, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Tricia Ting, MD, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD

 

2019 Recordings

Ask the Expert Webinar: Screening in Psychosocial Comorbidities 
(recorded Tuesday, July 16, 2019)

Enduring Material: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Free for members, $35 for non-members.

Presenters:
Heidi Munger Clary, MD, MPH, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Janelle Wagner, PhD, Medical University South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Moderators:
Madison Berl, PhD, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Epilepsy clinicians will be introduced to simple, flexible screening instruments now available through AES.  The purpose is to improve comfort among a wide range of care providers in asking about psychosocial comorbidities by incorporating screening into routine epilepsy visits, using the newly published AES tools.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

The Universal Activity Number (UAN) for this webinar is JA0000810-9999-19-059-L04-P. This knowledge-based online activity has been approved for .5 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
This activity is awarded up to .5 ANCC contact hours.

 

Ask the Expert Webinar: Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Efficacy of Cannabidiol in Treating Epilepsy

Enduring Material: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Free for members, $35 for non-members.

Physicians and the healthcare team will be presented with current knowledge of cannabidiol, its mechanism of action, pharmacology as well as its safety and efficacy for children and adults with epilepsy. 

Presenter:
Orrin Devinsky, MD, NYU Lagone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York, NY

Moderators: 
Ignacio Valencia, MD, Drexel University College of MedicinePhiladelphia, PA 
Jeannine Conway, PharmD, BCPS, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN 

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). Ask the Expert Webinar: Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Efficacy of Cannabidiol in Treating Epilepsy is accredited for .5 Contact Hours as a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Number (UAN) is JA0000810-9999-19-036-L01-P.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
This activity is awarded up to .5 ANCC contact hours.

2018 Recordings

Ask the Expert Webinar: Update on the Evidence for the Treatment of Infantile Spasms (recorded Tuesday, July 24, 2018)
Enduring material, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Presenter: Kelly Knupp, MD
Moderator: Dennis Dlugos, MD
 
Physicians and the healthcare team need to be knowledgeable about the latest evidence for the treatment of infantile spasms, including the benefits and risks when recommending treatment options, the challenge of infantile spasms relapse, and how etiology impacts treatment choice and outcome.
 
Members: Free
Non-members: $25

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

2017 Recordings

Ask the Experts Webinar: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of AEDs (recorded Tuesday, March 28, 2017)
Enduring material, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™  
Presenter, Timothy E. Welty, M.A., Pharm.D, FCCP 
Moderator, Dennis J. Dlugos, M.D.

Physicians and the healthcare team need to be knowledgeable regarding the basics of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) and the continuing importance of clinical evaluation in combination with TDM. 

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $49

Ask the Experts Webinar: Teratogenicity Prevention (recorded Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

Enduring material, 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
Presenter, Alison M. Pack, M.D., M.P.H.
Moderator, Dennis J. Dlugos, M.D.

Care providers must consider the benefits and risks of AEDs for your patients, including benefits of seizure reductions and risks of teratogenicity when recommending treatment options. 

Members: Free
Nonmembers: $49

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Implementing telehealth at your practice can be overwhelming. AES is here for you during this challenging time and is pleased to announce this to help you get started.

 

Join us for an introduction to telehealth from providers with extensive experience using telehealth successfully in their own epilepsy practices. We will discuss ways to provide telehealth services for epilepsy care, the unique aspects of working with epilepsy patients in this way, and how to bill for these services.