Comprehensive EEG & Epilepsy Course

February 13, 2020 to February 15, 2020

​This comprehensive EEG & Epilepsy Course given at the UPMC Epilepsy Center is an intensive 2.5-day course designed to introduce core clinical and EEG competenc​ies, 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.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 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

Comprehensive EEG & Epilepsy Course Schedule

2/13/20 Thursday

Scaife CC; Room 1102, Conf Center

 

Introduction to EEG Course

Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse

8:00-8:45

Neurophysiology and Basis of EEG

Niravkumar Barot

8:45-9:30

Normal EEG

Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse

9:30-10:15

Benign EEG variants and Artifacts

Niravkumar Barot

10:15-10:30

Break

 

10:30-11:15

Nonepileptiform EEG abnormalities

Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran

11:15-12:00

Interictal epileptiform EEG patterns

Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran

12:00-13:00

Lunch

 

13:00-13:45

Common ictal Pattern

Niravkumar Barot

13:45-14:15

ACNS standardized ICU EEG nomenclatures

Alexandra Urban

14:15-15:00

Quantitative EEG Analysis

Mark Scheuer

15:00-15:15

Break

 

15:15-16:00

Brain death, post-anoxic, and comatose EEG

Joanna Fong

16:00-17:00

EEG findings in Pediatric Epilepsy

Luis Fernandez

17:00

Adjournment

 

 

2/14/20 Friday

Scaife CC; Room 1102, Conf Center

8:00-8:45

Introduction to Epilepsy

Anto Bagic

8:45-9:30

Classification of Seizures and Epilepsies

Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse

9:30-10:15

Semiology, Lateralizing and Localizing Signs of Seizures

Alexandra Urban

10:15-10:30

Break

 

10:30-11:00

Management of Epilepsy – AEDs Part 1

James Castellano

11:00-11:45

Management of Epilepsy – AEDs Part 2

James Castellano

11:45-13:00

Lunch

 

13:00-13:45

Neuroimaging in Epilepsy Surgical Evaluation

Joseph Mettenburg

13:45-14:30

Mimicker’s of epilepsy and Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

Anto Bagic

14:30-14:45

Break

 

14:45-15:45

Psychiatry and Epilepsy

Daniel Fishman

15:45

Adjournment

 

 

2/15/20 Saturday

Scaife CC; Room 1102, Conf Center

8:00-8:45

Intracranial EEG

Niravkumar Barot

8:45-9:45

Pre-Surgical Evaluation and Treatment options of Epilepsy

James Castellano

9:45-10:45

Human brain mapping based on electrocorticography

Rafeed Alkawadri

10:45-11:00

Break

 

11:00-12:15

From PMC to the Operating Room

Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez

12:15

Adjournment

 

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

Joanna Fong-Isariyawongse, MD​ (Program Director)

Rafeed Alkawadri, MD

Anto Bagic, MD, PhD, FACNS​

Niravkumar Barot, MD

James Castellano, MD, PhD

Luis Fernandez, MD

Daniel Fishman, MD

Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD​

Joseph Mettenburg, MD

Vijayalakshmi Rajasekaran, MD

Mark Scheuer, MD

Alexandra Urban, MD.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

  • 0.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/20/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Please login or register to take this course.

Please contact Karen Murray at murraykd@upmc.edu for any additional questions.