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Ask the Expert Webinar: Unique Perspectives and Lessons Learned from Epileptologists Serving on the Front-Lines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Activity provided by the American Epilepsy Society
Recording Date: May 22, 2020
Release Date: June 5, 2020
Expiration Date: June 5, 2023

Please review all activity information below. To receive credit for this activity you must view the presentation and complete the evaluation.

Note: A downloadable PDF of the slide set is available under the "Resources Tab" of the presentation.

This enduring activity is a free resource to members and non-members.


Overview
This webinar will highlight neurologists’ front-line experiences delivering care in some of COVID-19’s epicenters: Italy, New York, and China. Our speakers will share important insights into what they’ve seen, how they adapted, and recommendations for moving forward in this climate.

Target Audience
Epileptologists, neurologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, allied health professionals, clinical trainee students, and fellows

Learning Objectives
Following participation in this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the providers experiences, insights, and lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Compare and contrast the providers experiences in each of their countries
  • Discuss how the programs adapted and important considerations for reorganizing epilepsy care

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All individuals involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest will be resolved by AES prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners.

Faculty, Planning Committee, Reviewers’ Disclosures of Financial Relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AES requires that any person who is in a position to control content of a CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships that they have with a commercial interest. The following individuals contributed to this activity’s content.

Planner
Fred A. Lado, MD, PhD, Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY
Dr. Lado has indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity

Moderator
David Ficker, MD, Chair, Webinar Workgroup, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Ficker has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Greenwich Biosciences (speaker); and Best Doctors Inc. (consultant)

Presenters

Qun Wang, MD, PhD, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
Dr. Wang has indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity

Francesca Bisulli, MD, PhD, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Dr. Bisulli has indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity

Nathalie Jette, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Dr. Jette has indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity

CME Reviewer
Jay Salpekar, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD
Dr. Salpekar has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Lundbeck: Investigator initiated study - research funding to institution only; contracted research

American Epilepsy Society Staff Planners
Amy Kephart, MPH, American Epilepsy Society, Chicago, IL
Ms. Kephart has indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity

Cristina Graham, American Epilepsy Society, Chicago, IL
Ms. Graham has indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the AES implemented the mechanisms of prospective peer review of this CME activity, to identify and resolve any conflicts. Additionally, the content of this activity is based on the best available evidence.

Accreditation
The American Epilepsy Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call American Epilepsy Society 312.883.3800.

Credit Designation
The American Epilepsy Society designates this live 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.

International Credits: The American Medical Association has determined that non-US. licensed physicians who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CME Certificate
To receive credit for your participation in this activity, please complete the evaluation survey provided at the conclusion of the activity.

Unapproved Use Disclosure
The American Epilepsy Society requires CME authors to disclose to learners when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information. Information about pharmaceutical agents/devices that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling may be contained in this activity.

Disclaimer
This CME activity is for educational purposes only and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the American Epilepsy Society. Reasonable efforts have been taken to present educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each activity participant must always use his or her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label, investigational and/or experimental uses.