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Epilepsy Specialist Symposium 2014: The Generalized Epilepsies

Recorded December 5, 2014

This symposium will address current knowledge regarding generalized epilepsies including idiopathic, symptomatic and progressive generalized epilepsies. Faculty will address current understanding of their pathophysiology, review data regarding prognosis and criteria for diagnosis, and discuss management options for patients with generalized epilepsies.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop treatment plans and provide counseling based on current understanding of the pathophysiology of generalized epilepsies and their prognosis
  • Apply current criteria in diagnosing generalized epilepsies
  • Recognize behavioral and cognitive comorbidities of generalized epilepsies and provides appropriate interventions.

Target Audience
Basic and Intermediate

Chair: Michael R. Sperling, M.D.


Michael R. Sperling, M.D.

Pathophysiology of the Generalized Epilepsies
Solomon L. Moshé, M.D.

Seizure Types and Syndromes in the Generalized Epilepsies
Prakash Kotagal, M.D.

Prognosis of the Generalized Epilepsies
Katherine Nickels, M.D.

Treatment of the Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies
Michael S. Duchowny, M.D.

Treatment of Symptomatic and Progressive Generalized Epilepsies
Sandra L. Helmers, M.D., MPH

Case Studies and Conclusions
Michael R. Sperling, M.D.