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Ask The Expert On Demand Webinar: New Paradigms in Intracranial Neuromodulation for Epilepsy

About This Webinar
Released: July 24, 2023
Recorded: June 22, 2023
Expiration Date: July 23, 2026

Since their introduction to the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy, both deep brain stimulation (DBS) and responsive neurostimulation (RNS) have provided a treatment option for patients that may otherwise not be candidates for traditional resective or disconnection surgeries. This webinar will discuss how their applications have evolved over the years as well as the future of both technologies in the spectrum of epilepsy surgery. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and share real-world experiences with experts on this topic.

Patricia Dugan, MD, FAES
NYU Langone Health

Jamie Van Gompel MD, FAANS
Mayo Clinic

Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBm
Thomas Jefferson University

Learning Objectives
1) Review the common indications and applications of intracranial neuromodulation for epilepsy
2) Evaluate the different thalamic targets (anterior nucleus and centromedian nucleus) for intracranial neuromodulation
3) Discuss future applications of intracranial neuromodulation and how these therapies fit into treatment paradigms for epilepsy

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All individuals involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest will be resolved by AES prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners.

Planning Committee, Faculty, Reviewers' Disclosures of Financial Relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, 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 an ineligible company. Unless otherwise indicated (*), none of the planners or faculty of this activity have any financial relationships to disclose. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies have been mitigated. The following individuals contributed to this activity’s content. Update for all courses this year.

Planning Committee and Faculty
*Patricia Dugan, MD, MD, FAES - Neuropace, Inc - Consultant
David Ficker, MD - Greenwich Pharmaceutical - Consultant; Best Doctors - Consultant; Verana Health - Consultant
Tyler Gaston, MD - Greenwich Biosciences, Inc. - Consultant
Soundarya N. Gowda, MD
Nicole Hartmann, DO, MBS
Elaine Kiriakopoulos, MD, MSc
Liu Lynn, MD
Wolfgang Muhlhofer, MD
Madona Plueger, ACNS-BC, APRN, CNRN, FAES
Jaysingh Singh, MD
*Jamie Van Gompel, MD, FAANS - Cadence Neuroscience, Inc - Named inventor for intellectual property licensed to Cadence Neuroscience Inc, which is co-owned by Mayo Clinic; Medtronic - Investigator for EPAS trial, SLATE trial; Neuropace, Inc. - Primary Investigator for Nautilus CM Stimulation Trial
*Chengyuan Wu, MD, MSBm - Abbott Laboratories - Consultant, Boston Scientific Corporation - Consultant, Medtronic - Consultant, Neuropace, Inc - Consultant

CME Reviewer
Shahram Izadyar, MD

American Epilepsy Society Staff Planners
Cristina Graham
Melissa Ball, CAE, PMP

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the AES implemented the mechanisms of prospective peer review of this CME activity, to identify and resolve any conflicts. Additionally, the content of this activity is based on the best available evidence.

The American Epilepsy Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Credit Designation
The American Epilepsy Society designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Certificate
To receive credit for your participation in this activity, please complete the evaluation survey provided at the conclusion of the activity.

Unapproved Use Disclosure
The American Epilepsy Society requires CME authors to disclose to learners when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information. Information about pharmaceutical agents/devices that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling may be contained in this activity.

This CME activity is for educational purposes only and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the American Epilepsy Society. Reasonable efforts have been taken to present educational subject matter in a balanced, unbiased fashion, and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each activity participant must always use his or her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label, investigational and/or experimental uses.