Update The Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy (RP1410H)

Dallas, TX US
October 4, 2014

Approximately 1/3 of patients who suffer epilepsy will beceome medically intractable.  For these patients, the range of treatment options now includes a technique for electrode implantation and seizure localization (stereo EEG) that is being introduced to North America after years of development in Europe.  Also, the NeuroPace responsive stimulation system has recently won FDA approval.  The Visualase laser system has also recently been introduced for surgical indications and is being applied for epilepsy therapy.   Along with vagal nerve stimulation, these three options now complement existing surgical strategies.  There are many ethical concerns that surround the use of these devices.  By the end this CME activity, the learner will be able to identify the indications for employing each of these strategies, identifying suitable patients, and be able to rehearse ethical issues surrounding their use.

Learning Objectives

  •          Apply Stereo EEG techniques appropriately after identifying suitable patient candidates for this treatment.
  •          Evaluate indications for the use of NeuroPace treatment.
  •          Differentiate when patients may benefit from laser-based methods.
  •          Discuss appropriate usage and applications for laser-based methods.
  •          Recognize the need to weigh both ethical criteria and economic conditions when deciding on the appropriate treatment options for patients.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/04/2014 - 7:30am CDT
Event ends: 
10/04/2014 - 2:00pm CDT
Zale Lipshy University Hospital
5151 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Program Directors:

Bradley Lega, MD
Chritopher Madden, MD
Bruce Mickey, MD


Accreditation and Designation Statements

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians


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Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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