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Annual Fundamentals of Epilepsy Symposium - 2016 Annual Meeting Recording

This session will review the 2014 new definition of epilepsy, the new International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification of seizures and epilepsy (these are official ILAE positions), the presentation and prognosis of acute symptomatic seizures and possible scientific underpinnings of the definition and classification of seizures. Participants will become familiar with application of the definition of epilepsy and new classification system for seizures. Familiarity with these areas will allow better determination in practice of who has epilepsy, who has outgrown it, what type of seizures they have and when seizures are “reactive.”

Following participation in this symposium, learners should be able to:

  • Review and discuss the ILAE definition of epilepsy and how it impacts clinical practice.
  • Differentiate between epilepsy and an epilepsy syndrome.
  • Recognize when a seizure is precipitated by an antecedent event rather than being an unprovoked seizure.
  • Classify seizures according to the ILAE Operational Classification of Seizure Types system.
Chair: Robert Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.

New Definition of Epilepsy
Jacqueline French, M.D.

New Classification of Seizure Types
Robert Fisher, MD, Ph.D.

New Roadmap for Epilepsy
Ingrid Scheffer, M.D., Ph.D.

New Insights about Acute Symptomatic Seizures
Dale Hesdorffer, Ph.D.

Towards a Scientific Basis for Definition and Classification of Epilepsy
Ivan Soltesz, Ph.D.

Robert Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.

Supported in part by educational grants from Eisai Inc., Lundbeck, and Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Attendees of the 2016 Annual Meeting have free access to recordings.