AEDs: Translating Recent Data into Clinical Applications
Jointly sponsored by the NYU
Exciting new clinical findings regarding the use of AEDs offer additional guidance to the clinician treating neurologic and psychiatric disorders. For example, updated information is available regarding the impact of AEDs on a woman’s health, particularly across the reproductive stages, as well as on issues that might lead to drug resistance.
This symposium offers participants insight into these issues as well as providing a better understanding of the clinical manifestations of seizures if left untreated. It Identifies any overt or hidden comorbid psychiatric disorders, and identifies the effect of AEDs on sleep patterns. In addition, current neuroimaging technologies to better evaluate patients with neurologic disorders are reviewed. It is hoped that the clinicians will utilize these data in clinical practice to improve the lives of their patients.
For further information about this Internet CME activity, contact the NYU Post-Graduate Medical School at 212-263-5292.
Hardware and Software Requirements
Evaluative and technological tools for diagnosing and treating epilepsy are developing rapidly. However, when selecting AED therapies, physicians still do not recognize the different impacts that individual AEDs may have within subsets of the population of patients with epilepsy. Thus, women with epilepsy who are of childbearing age are not always counseled concerning the teratogenic potential of certain AEDs, and patients who exhibit an emerging drug-resistance profile may not be efficiently switched to another AED therapy. A more in-depth understanding among clinicians of the variations among AEDs could also benefit the design of AED therapies for patients with comorbid psychiatric problems or therapy-related sleeping disorders. Finally, clinicians who diagnose and treat epilepsy are not always aware of the range of benefits available from the latest in neuroimaging technologies.
This activity has been designated for neurologists, epileptologists, psychiatrists, OB/GYNs, internists, and PCPs.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of NYU Post-Graduate Medical School and Imprint Science. NYU Post-Graduate Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The NYU Post-Graduate Medical School adheres to ACCME Essential Areas and Policies, including the Standards for Commercial Support regarding industry support of continuing medical education. In order to resolve any identified Conflicts of Interest, disclosure information is provided during the planning process to ensure resolution of any identified conflicts. Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships as well as the discussion of unlabeled or unapproved use of any drug, device, or procedure by the faculty is listed below.
User instructions: The hyperlinks listed below will send you to our partner site where you may view each of the individual presentations, including viewing the speaker, following the slides, and reading the transcript. You will notice a drop-down menu in the upper left corner of the browser window, which will allow you to customize your viewing preferences and provide an option to download copies of each session's supporting transcript and PowerPoint presentation. Use this menu if you do not immediately see the video, slides, or transcript. The double-sided arrow permits a toggle between two windows so that either the video or the slides is prominent.
Method of Participation
Physicians: To receive up to 4.25 AMA Category 1 credits, you must view the activity,
and download the post-test and evaluation form. Answer each test question (minimum passing grade of 70%), and complete the evaluation form.
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