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Epilepsy Therapy Symposium 2015 - What you need to know to get your patient into the 65% group

Recorded on December 5, 2015 at the 69th Annual Meeting of the AES.

Overview
This symposium guides the participant in managing epilepsy patients from initial diagnosis to consideration of resective epilepsy surgery. Guidelines are presented providing best practice for initiating anti-seizure drug therapy. Participants learn ways to recognize and manage drug "failures" that are not due to lack of drug efficacy. Updated information on best practices for rational polypharmacy to obtain the best patient outcomes is presented. Newer nonpharmacological treatments for patients who continue to have seizures despite adequate trials of anti-seizure medications will also be presented. The concept of anti-epileptic versus antiepileptogenic therapy for seizures is discussed in a practical, clinically-based approach.

Learning Objectives
Following participation in this symposium, learners should be able to:
• Manage new onset epilepsy utilizing evidence based practices
• Counsel patients and families regarding appropriate nonpharmacologic treatments
• Participate in counseling patients families about the importance of medication adherence to ensure maximum treatment efficacy
• Recognize risk factors for non-adherence to medication recommendations and counsels patients regarding adherence

Target Audience
Basic and Intermediate

Registered attendees of the 2015 Annual Meeting have free access to recordings. Contact us at education@aesnet.org for assistance.