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Spanish Symposium 2014 : Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Epilepsy Treatments

This program is presented entirely in Spanish. 

Recorded December 5, 2014
Overview
This symposium will present an overview on the role of neurostimulation, diet, vitamins and other supplements, herbal therapies, non-conventional medical treatments (acupuncture, cannabis, others), and psychological and Mind-body therapies (biofeedback, meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques) in the treatment of epilepsy. Treatment paradigms and evidence-based approach will be addressed. As a result of attending this symposium, the attendee will recognize alternative treatments when managing patients with medically refractory epilepsy and become familiar with current evidence and rationale for their use, allowing for consideration of neurostimulation and other available alternative treatment options.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize newer as well as established treatments such as neurostimulation, dietary tharapy and other alternative methods as therapeutic options in refractory epilepsy
  • Counsel families regarding neurostimulation and alternative therapies based on currently defined indications
  • Treat patients with refractory epilepsy through use of alternative treatments not previously considered
  • Recognize the value of treating refractory epilepsy through use of new techniques such as mind-body techniques and psychological therapy.

Target Audience
Basic and Intermediate

Co-Chairs: Patricio E. Abad, M.D., Mario A. Alonso-Vanegas, M.D.

Program
Introduction
Patricio E. Abad, M.D.
Neurostimulation for Epilepsy
David King-Stephens, M.D.
Dietary Measures, Vitamins and Other Supplements Herbal Therapies
Carlos Medina-Malo, M.D.
Non-conventional Medical Treatments, Mind-body Therapies
Blanca Vazquez, M.D.
Round Table & Conclusions
Mario A. Alonso-Vanegas, M.D., Patricio Abad, M.D.