Comprehensive EEG & Epilepsy Course

February 13, 2020 to February 15, 2020

You are cordially invited to our very first Comprehensive EEG & Epilepsy Course.  This course given at the University of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is an intensive 2.5-day course designed to introduce core clinical epilepsy and EEG competency​, as well as cutting edge pre-surgical evaluation techniques ​for medically refractory epilepsies.  During this course a series of didactic lectures ​will be given to ​provide in depth coverage of various topics in epilepsy and EEG (e.g. classification, semiology, mimickers of epilepsy, normal variants, nonepileptic abnormalities, epileptic patterns, comatose EEGs, pharmacologic and surgical epilepsy treatment, etc.)

Target Audience

This course is intended for residents, fellows, attending physicians and local community physicians in all specialties who are interested in EEG and epilepsy.  This course will also provide engaging case-based review​s and discussion of pre-surgical epilepsy evaluations.

Learning Objectives

The aim of this course is to improve core clinical epilepsy and EEG competency and to provide updates on cutting edge epilepsy surgical evaluations and treatment.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 17.75 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/20/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
02/13/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/15/2020 - 12:15pm

EEG Findings in Pediatric Epilepsy - Course Lecture - 2-13-2020.pdf

Scheuer Pitt February 2020.pdf

ACNS-2012-2.13.20AU.pdf

Interictal epileptiform EEG patterns lecture 2020.pdf

EEG in diffuse encephalopathy 2020.pdf

Basics of Neurophysiology and EEG 2020.pdf

Benign Variants and artifact EEG course 2020.pdf

Normal Adult EEG Jan 2020.pdf

Coma post-anoxia, brain death EEG Feb 2020.pdf

Program schedule:

Thursday, February 13, 2020

8:00 - 8:05 am     Introduction to EEG Course - Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD

8:05 - 8:45 am     Neurophysiology and Basis of EEG - Niravkumar Barot, MD

8:45 - 9:30 am     Normal EEG - Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD

9:30 - 10:15 am   Benign EEG Variants and Artifacts - Niravkumar Barot, MD

10:15 - 10:30am  Break 

10:30 - 11:15am  Nonepileptiform EEG Abnormalities - Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran, MD

11:15 - 12:00pm  Interictal Epileptiform EEG Patterns - Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran, MD

12:00 - 1:00 pm   Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm       Common Ictal Pattern - Niravkumar Barot, MD

1:45 - 2:15 pm     ACNS Standardized ICU EEG Nomenclatures - Alexandra Urban, MD

2:15 - 3:00 pm     Quantitative EEG Analysis - Mark Scheuer, MD

3:00-3:15 pm       Break 

3:15 - 4:00 pm     Brain Death, Post-Anoxic, and Comatose EEG - Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD

4:00 - 5:00 pm     EEG Findings in Pediatric Epilepsy - Luis Fernandez, MD

5:00 pm     Adjournment

Friday, February 14, 2020

8:00 - 8:45 am   Introduction to Epilepsy - Anto Bagić, MD, PhD, FAES, FACNS

8:45 - 9:30 am   Classification of Seizures and Epilepsies  - Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD

9:30 - 10:15am  Semiology, Lateralizing and Localizing Signs of Seizures - Alexandra Urban, MD

10:15 - 10:30am Break 

10:30 - 11:15am Management of Epilepsy – AEDs Part 1 - James Castellano, MD, PhD

11:15 - 12:00pm Management of Epilepsy – AEDs Part 2 - James Castellano, MD, PhD

12:00 - 1:00 pm  Lunch 

1:00 - 1:45 pm    Neuroimaging in Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation - Joseph Mettenburg, MD, PhD

1:45 - 2:30 pm    Mimicker’s of Epilepsy and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures - Anto Bagić, MD, PhD, FAES, FACNS 4:00 pm

2:30 - 2:45 pm    Break

2:45 - 3:45 pm    Psychiatry and Epilepsy - Daniel Fishman, Md

3:45 pm              Adjournment

Saturday, February 15, 2020

8:00 - 8:45 am     Intracranial EEG - Niravkumar Barot, MD

8:45 - 9:45 am     Pre-Surgical Evaluation and Treatment Options of Epilepsy -  James Castellano, MD, PhD

9:45 - 10:45am    Human Brain Mapping Based on Electrocorticography - Rafeed Alkawadri, MD

10:45 - 11:00am   Break

11:00 -12:15pm    From PMC to the Operating Room - Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD FAANS

12:15 pm             Adjournment 

Scaife CC; Room 1102, Conf Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Faculty Listing

Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD (Program Director)

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Rafeed Alkawadri, MD

Associate Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Anto Bagić, MD, PhD, FAES, FACNS Division of Epilepsy

Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Niravkumar Barot, MD

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

James Castellano, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Luis Fernandez, MD

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital

Department of Pediatrics

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Daniel Fishman, MD

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry & Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD, FAANS

Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurosurgery

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Joseph Mettenburg, MD, PhD

Diagnostic Radiologist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Radiology-Neuroradiology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran, MD

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Mark Scheuer, MD

Neurologist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Alexandra Urban, MD

Associate Professor

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Department of Neurology

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 17.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This educational activity is approved for accredited 17.5 credits for EEG technologists. 

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 17.75 AAPA Category I CME
  • 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 17.75 Attendance
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Please contact Karen Murray at murraykd@upmc.edu for any additional questions.