Epilepsy Update CME 2018 (8 hrs)


Seizure Identification/Classification Using Videos

Deborah Holder, MD
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Director, Epilepsy Fellowship Program
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


New Onset Seizures: Pediatric

Jason Lerner, MD
Director, Adolescent Epilepsy Center at UCLA
Director, Pediatric Neurophysiology Lab
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles


New Onset Seizures: Adult

Davit Millett, MD
Director, Epilepsy Program
Hoag Hospital


New Treatment Options: CBD/Fenflouramine/Stiripental

John Stern, MD
Professor, Neurology
Co-Director, Seizure Disorder Program
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California Los Angeles


New Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery: Robots, Stimulators and Lasers

Sumeet Vadera, MD
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
University Of California, Irvine



Issues Confronting Women with Epilepsy

Laura Kalalyjian, MD
Neurology Chief, LAC+USC Medical Center
Medical Director, Neurophysiology Lab, LAC+USC


Co-morbidities in Children with Cpilepsy: ADHD/Anxiety/Learning Issues

Katherine Junger, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist
Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics


Co-morbidities in Adults with Epilepsy: Depression/Anxiety/Memory

Patty Walshaw, PhD
Director, Neurobehavioral Epilepsy Program
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles


Innovations in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery

Angus Wilfong, MD
Division Chief, Neurology
Associate Director of Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Location: Disneyland Hotel
CME provided by: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Sponsor: Brainworks Foundation


1. Review the different types of seizures and current seizure classification proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy
2. Describe the characteristics of the focal and generalized seizures
3. Review the current options for neuromodulation in the treatment of epilepsy
4. Recall how minimally invasive laser ablation is used to treat epilepsy
5. Review new FDA approved treatment options for drug resistant epilepsy
6. Recall the common co-morbidities of adults and children with epilepsy including ADHD, depression and anxiety
7. Describe how manipulation of hormones can help manage epilepsy in women
8. Describe how stereo EEG is used to localize seizure onset in intractable patients
9. Describe the differential diagnosis for patients presenting with new onset seizures
10. Review the diagnostic and treatment options for patients presenting with new onset seizures