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Department of Neurology
 


 

Epilepsy and Stroke 2014

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
7 a.m - 5 p.m

Presented by Department of Neurology University of Colorado School of Medicine
Sponsored by University of Colorado School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education

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   There is no registration fee but limited space is available. Please register to secure your spot.


The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center

200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, CO 80112
United States
1-800-832-9053
                                                      
Map and Directions

                                                

Lodging and Accommodations
For information regarding lodging at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center or to make a reservation please contact http://www.invernesshotel.com or 1-800-832-9053.


Accreditation
The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Faculty Speakers
 

Cornelia N. Drees, MD     

Cornelia N. Drees, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
CME Program Director
University of Colorado Denver

Surgical treatment of epilepsy, including hemispherectomy, in adults. Practice improvement in epilepsy, improving treatment of status epilepticus. Anticonvulsant effects of SSRIs.

 

Laura Strom, MD     

Laura Strom, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Laura Strom is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and specializes in the care of patients with Epilepsy. She is Medical Director of the Outpatient Neurology Clinic at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, University of Colorado and is past president of the Physicians Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation. She sits on committees of the American Epilepsy Society and has been a past American Clinical Neurophysiology committee member. Her specific research interest is in new and emerging treatment for medically refractory epilepsy and she is primary investigator for Epilepsy Clinical Trials currently underway at the University of Colorado; she has a growing reputation in this field. Her clinical practice is based both in the Outpatient and Inpatient Anschutz Pavilions where she sees patients and interprets electroencephalograms.

 

 

Mark C. Spitz, MD     

Mark C. Spitz, MD
Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Spitz is the head of the Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, which consists of four full-time adult epileptologists and a fellow. The Epilepsy Program has a busy 5-bed epilepsy monitoring unit. The program meets the highest standards for size and sophistication set by the National Epilepsy Center Association. Dr. Spitz interprets EEGs, evoked potentials, video-EEG monitoring and corticography. He sees patients at the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine at the Fitzsimons campus.


 

 

Chris Schneck, MD     

Chris Schneck, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
University of Colorado Denver Depression Center

Dr. Schneck’s primary area of interest and research is in bipolar disorder, with a particular emphasis on rapid cycling bipolar disorder and adolescent bipolar disorder. He has given numerous lectures on the topic and is currently involved in two National Institute of Mental Health research studies—one examining the efficacy of Family Focused Treatment of adolescents with bipolar disorder, and one examining family focused treatment as early intervention in adolescents at risk for bipolar disorder. He has published in numerous journals, including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Affective Disorders. Current Psychiatry and the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology.


 

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS     

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Kluger specializes in movement disorders, behavioral neurology and in the overlap of these two fields. He has a particular interest in the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including cognitive deficits and fatigue. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense and Michael J Fox Foundation.

 

William J. Jones, MD

William J. Jones, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director, Inpatient Services
University of Colorado Denver



 

Sharon N. Poisson, MD 

 

    

Sharon N. Poisson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

University of Colorado Denver


Etiology, prevention and treatment of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)




 

Jennifer R. Simpson, MD     

Jennifer R. Simpson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Stroke and Quality Improvement

 

 

Pearce J. Korb, MD     

Pearce J. Korb, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Korb’s outpatient practice focuses on the evaluation and management of people with epilepsy and also includes treating people with general neurological issues as part of a hospital follow-up program. His other activities include interpretation of EEGs and vagus nerve stimulator programming. The epilepsy group admits patients to the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Epilepsy Monitoring Unit for characterization of seizures and seizure-like events, pre-surgical evaluation for refractory epilepsy, monitoring of acute care patients and stabilization of seizures. Dr. Korb has a specific interest in people with refractory epilepsy.

 

 

Matthew S. West, MD     

Matthew S. West, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Colorado Denver

 

 

 

Jose Biller, M.D., FAAN, FACP, FAHA     

Jose Biller, M.D., FAAN, FACP, FAHA
Professor
Department Chairperson, Neurology
Director, Movement Disorder Fellowship Program
Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program
Neurology

Neurological Surgery

 

 

 

Epilepsy and Stroke 2014


DATE: Saturday, October 18th, 2014
LOCATION: Inverness Conference Center (200 W Inverness Drive, Englewood, CO 80111)
 
 

7:00-7:50     Breakfast

 

7:50-8:00     Welcome and Introduction
                    Cornelia Drees, MD and William J. Jones, MD
                    University of Colorado Denver

 

8:00-8:55:    Depression and Epilepsy
                    
Christopher Schneck, MD
                    Associate Professor of Psychiatry
                    Director, Outpatient Consultation Services - UC Depression Center
                    University of Colorado Denver

 

9:00-9:50:    VNS and newer Neurostimulation Techniques in the Treatment of Epilepsy
                    
Mark Spitz, MD
                    Professor of Neurology
                    University of Colorado Denver

 

9:50-10:00:   Coffee Break

 

10:00-10:40: Diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune and specific genetic disorders 
                     associated with seizures in adults

                    
Matthew West, MD
                     Assistant Professor of Neurology
                     University of Colorado Denver

 

10:45-11:25: Diagnosis and treatment of different types of Status Epilepticus and 
                      seizure clusters

                    
Laura Strom, MD
                     Associate Professor of Neurology
                     University of Colorado Denver

 

11:30-12:00: Magnetoencephalography – Indication and use in Epilepsy
                     
Benzi Kluger, MD
                     Assistant Professor of Neurology
                     University of Colorado Denver


12:00-1:00:   Lunch


1:00-1:55:     Title to be announced 
                     
Jose Biller, M.D., FAAN, FACP, FAHA
                     Professor
                     Department Chairperson, Neurology
                     Director, Movement Disorder Fellowship Program
                     Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program
                     Neurology
                     Neurological Surgery

 
2:00-2:55:    Trials and new Guidelines regarding the use of new anticoagulants in 
                     ischemic stroke

                     
Jennifer Simpson, MD
                     Assistant Professor of Neurology
                     University of Colorado Denver

 

3:00-3:45:     Etiology, diagnosis and treatments of stroke in young adults
                     
Sharon Poisson, MD
                     Assistant Professor of Neurology
                     University of Colorado Denver

 

3:45-4:00:     Coffee Break

 

4:00-4:55:     Patent Foramen Ovale management in patients with ischemic stroke
                     
William J Jones, MD
                     Associate Professor of Neurology
                     University of Colorado Denver

 

4:55-5:00:     Closing Remarks

 

• Learning Objectives / Performance Objectives: what should the learner be able to accomplish after the activity? Objectives should bridge the gap between the identified need/gap and the desired result.

- How to decide who is a candidate and when to use devices to reduce seizure frequency.

- How to diagnose autoimmune and specific genetic conditions that cause seizures and epilepsy, and   how to treat these conditions.

- How to integrate assessment and treatment of depression in the care for epilepsy patients.

- Know and implement best current practice for status epilepticus and seizure clusters

- How to integrate newer anticoagulants into clinical practice

- How to identify candidates for acute endovascular interventions for ischemic stroke

- How to treat PFO in a patient with ischemic stroke

- How to identify stroke etiology in young adults and how treatment differs from older adults