the American Epilepsy Society
Recording Date: November 8, 2016
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Expiration Date: November 11, 2019
Review Date: March 27, 2020
Release Date: March 31, 2020
Expiration Date: September 30, 2021
OverviewThe challenges of screening People with Epilepsy (PWE) for depression, cognitive issues, and/or sleep problems may include a combination of being uncomfortable with these issues and a lack of resources/ability to refer. Even so, the reality of the situation is stark: suicide rates are higher in PWE than the general population. Healthcare providers (HCPs) providing care for PWE need to be not just aware of the importance of screening for these quality of life issues but also be able to refer PWE to evidence-based self-management programs.
The Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) organization has developed the following evidence-based self-management programs for PWE: PEARLS, UPLIFT, HOBSCOTCH, and WebEase. HCPs providing care for PWE need to be aware of the importance of screening for these quality of life issues and be able to refer PWE to these evidence-based self-management programs. Join us for the first of these educational efforts to discuss the MEW depression self-management program.
Target AudienceEpileptologists, general neurologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, and medical social workers
Learning ObjectivesFollowing participation in the activity, the learner should be able to:
- Restate the incidence and prevalence of depression and the suicide rate in People with Epilepsy (PWE).
- Identify currently available standardized and validated depression screening tools, and describe strategies for implementing their routine use in the delivery of health care to PWE.
- Review and discuss the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) evidence-based programs on depression: Project UPLIFT (Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favorable Thoughts) and PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active, Rewarding Lives).
- Access the MEW programs and discuss referral considerations.
AccreditationThe American Epilepsy Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit DesignationThe American Epilepsy Society designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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™.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.5 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
Faculty, Planning Committee, Reviewers’ Disclosures of Financial RelationshipsIn 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.
Dennis Dlugos, M.D., Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Dlugos has indicated he has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity.
Barbara C. Jobst, M.D., Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Dr. Jobst discloses the following financial relationships:
- Neuropace, Inc.: Advisory committee member, sponsored research
- Centers for Disease Control: sponsored research
- National Insittutes of Health: sponsored research
- National Science Foundation: sponsored research
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: sponsored research
Karen L. Secore, MS, APRN, CNRN, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
Ms. Secore has indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity.
Debra L. Gist, MPH, FACEHP, American Epilepsy Society, Chicago, IL
Ms. Gist has indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity.
AES Staff involved in this activity have indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity.
Jay Salpekar, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute,Baltimore, MDDr. Salpekar has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Lundbeck: Investigator initiated study-research funding to institution only; contracted research
Elaine Sing-Wah Seto, MD, PhD, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
Dr. Seto has indicated she has no financial relationships to disclose relevant to this activity.