2020 UT Southwestern Epilepsy Symposium (RP2002F)

Dallas, TX US
February 22, 2020

This program will provide a review and update in key areas of psychosocial issues surrounding epilepsy. It will also address unique challenges/needs for specific populations with epilepsy. Emphasis will be placed on diagnosis, management, innovative as well as ethical dilemmas that have practical applications for neurologists, other clinicians, psychologists, social workers, and health care professionals.

    Target Audience

    This one-day live CME activity is designed for Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Allied Health Professionals, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning about the most current treatment modalities and best management practices, in order to improve patient care and health outcomes.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants shall be able to:

    • Recognize patients with PNES, proper referral for diagnosis and then treatment.
    • Identify the signs and symptoms of psychiatric co-morbids, as well as corresponding treatment options.
    • Analyze the data and recommendations that exist for transition of care and to understand their utility as well as practicality.
    • Examine the implications of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on pregnancy and contraception. Understanding of the effects of female hormones on epilepsy.
    • Strategize on how to deal with ethical problems and dilemmas in clinical practice.
    • Interpret the mechanism behind and utility of wearable seizure detection devices.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.00 AMA
    • 6.00 Attendance
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    02/22/2020 - 8:00am
    Event ends: 
    02/22/2020 - 3:00pm
    T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building Auditorium
    6001 Forest Park Road
    Dallas, TX 75235
    United States

    Course Directors

    Ghazala Perven, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

    Marisara Dieppa, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics


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

    Credit Designation

    Physicians (CME):

    • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this continuing education activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




    Available Credit

    • 6.00 AMA
    • 6.00 Attendance

    Accreditation Period

    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 


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    • Physicians $75
    • Advanced Practice Providers $50
    • Nurses and Other Healthcare Providers $25
    • Trainees (enrolled in GME or degree-seeking program) $10

    To register:

    1. Create an account in EthosCE, online learning management system, by selecting the "create an account" link or "login" to your existing account.
    2. Return to this course page, select the designated fee and click the "add to cart" button.
    3. In the following "checkout" pages you will verify and process your payment.
    4. After registration is completed, a confirmation will be sent by email.


    Refund Policy

    A $25 handling fee will be deducted from all cancellation refunds.  Refund requests must be received by email or fax prior to February 8, 2020.  No refund will be made thereafter.  Registrations are non-transferable.