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Epilepsy and Movement Disorders: Advances and Best Practices

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Garden City Hotel

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Garden City, NY 11530

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Epilepsy and Movement Disorders: Advances and Best Practices

This activity will improve physician's knowledge base of best practices, potential complications and indications of epilepsy surgery and surgery for Parkinson's disease, as well as minimally invasive procedures, as to improve the clinical outcomes and quality of life of both patients and families.

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7:30am: Registration & Breakfast

8:00am: Opening Remarks
Souhel Najjar, MD

Epilepsy Session: Moderator: Souhel Najjar, MD

8:15am: New Developments in Imaging for Epilepsy
Ruben I. Kuzniecky, MD

8:35am: CBD and New Anti-Epileptic Drugs
Steven V. Pacia, MD

9:05am: SUDEP-Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
Fred A. Lado MD, PhD

9:25am: Minimally Invasive Epilepsy Surgery
Ashesh D. Mehta, MD, PhD

9:45am: Panel Q & A
Derek Chong, MD, MSc, Sanjeev Kothare, MD, Ruben I. Kuzniecky, MD, Fred A. Lado MD, Ashesh D. Mehta, MD, PhD, Steven V. Pacia, MD

10:00am: Break

Movement Disorders Session: Moderator: Souhel Najjar, MD

10:15am: Parkinson’s Disease Overview-More Than a Motor Disorder
Martin Niethammer, MD, PhD

10:45am: Imaging in Parkinson’s Disease
David Eidelberg, MD

11:05am: Advances in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment
Alessandro Di Rocco, MD

11:25am: Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Surgical Techniques for Parkinson’s Disease
David B. Weintraub, MD

11:45am: Panel Q & A
Alessandro Di Rocco, MD, David Eidelberg, MD, Martin Niethammer, MD, PhD, David B. Weintraub, MD

12:00pm: Lunch

12:30pm:Interactive Workshop: Controversies in the Management of Epilepsy and Movement Disorder Patients

Moderator: Souhel Najjar, MD

2:00pm: Closing Remarks

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Statement of Need: Physicians who treat patients with epilepsy, seizure disorders and Parkinson's disease amay not be aware of the many principles, nuances, treatment options, and optimal combinations of treatment, as well as the variety and advancements of today’s technology. Technology in the field is constantly evolving and CMEs such as this are necessary in order to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date information on advances and current protocols. Current research and breakthroughs, imaging techniques, and state-of-the-art treatment modalities including LITT, DBS and VNS will be discussed.

Program Objectives:
All Northwell Health CME activities are intended to improve patient care, safety and outcomes. At the conclusion of this conference participants should be able to

-Interpret the latest data on SUDEP incidence and risk factors and integrate this information into one’s practice.

-Evaluate the risks and benefits of medical and surgical therapies, including newer anti-seizure medications and minimally invasive epilepsy surgeries, in order to provide the greatest chance of meaningful seizure reduction in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy.

-Review indications for surgical intervention and advances in the management of patients with Parkinson's disease.

-Describe the impact of disabling non-motor symptoms that affect patients with Parkinson's disease, including anxiety, depression, fatigue and cognitive impairment.

-Summarize functional and anatomical brain imaging technology used in the evaluation of epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

Target Audience: Neurologists, Primary Care Physicians, Geriatricians, Hospitalists, Neurosurgeons, Neuroradiology, Psychiatry, PM&R, Neurorehab, Pediatric Neurologists and Neurosurgeons, Nurses/NPs, PAs

CME Accreditation: Northwell Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Northwell Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) will accept 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as equal to 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should inquire with their specialty organizations and professional institutions as to their acceptance of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Verification of Attendance: Will be provided to all professionals.

Faculty Disclosure Policy: Northwell Health adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All relevant conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the commencement of the activity.

Americans With Disabilities Act: This conference is in compliance with provisions of the AmericansWith Disabilities Act (ADA) and is accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special needs or accommodations, please contact Jennifer Salay at (516) 719-3171.


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