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Ask the Experts Webinar: Preventing Epilepsy Deaths - Clinicians Toolkit

Recorded: April 9, 2024
Expires: July 9, 2024

About This Webinar
This Ask the Experts Webinar will provide an overview of the Preventing Epilepsy Deaths Clinician Toolkit. The toolkit was co-developed with neurology, epilepsy and patient advocacy organizations with the goal of improving awareness about epilepsy mortality amongst clinicians and people with epilepsy, and ultimately decreasing mortality risk. The webinar will review how clinicians can easily incorporate this toolkit into routine practice.

Dan Freedman, DO
Shawna Bernard, MD, MPH

Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD

Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  1. Review the development of the Prevent Epilepsy Deaths Clinicians Toolkit.
  2. Discuss how this toolkit can be used to improve communication about epilepsy mortality between clinicians and patients.
  3. Learn how clinicians and persons with epilepsy can make the most of this toolkit.

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
Wolfgang Muhlhofer, MD, MSHS, FAES
Ruba Al-Ramadhani, MD
Evelyn Berman, MD, MS
Proleta Datta, MD, PhD
Georgio Ntolkeras, MD
Barry Gidal, PharmD, FAES
Matthew Hoerth, MD
Scheherazade Le, MD
Lynn Liu, MD, MSed, FAES
Joes Montes-Rivera, MD
Rebecca O’Dwyer, MD
Victoras Palys, MD
Christopher Ryan, MSW LCSW
Priyanka Sabharwal, MD, PhD
Yash Shah, MD, MPH
Jaysingh Singh, MD
Aparna Vaddiparti, MD
Chengyuan Wu, MD, Meng
Kristine Ziemba, MD, PhD

CME Reviewer

Elaine Sing-Wah Seto, MD, PhD

American Epilepsy Society Staff Planners
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.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call American Epilepsy Society 312.883.3800 or

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.