CME Outfitters Announces neuroscienceCME Webcast: 'Epilepsy in the New Millennium: Emerging Treatments and Guidelines for Effective Diagnosis and Disease Management'

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This live and interactive CE webcast/teleconference premieres Wednesday, March 24, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, and will highlight the latest evidence for current and emerging treatments and translate guidelines into improved care of patients with epilepsy.

CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with Indiana University School of Medicine, is pleased to announce an upcoming neuroscienceCME Webcast titled "Epilepsy in the New Millennium: Emerging Treatments and Guidelines for Effective Diagnosis and Disease Management."

Offered as a live and interactive webcast and teleconference premiering Wednesday, March 24, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity will highlight the latest evidence for current and emerging treatments and translate guidelines into improved care of patients with epilepsy. This CE activity will also be available as an archived webcast, podcast, and teleconference shortly after the live webcast.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR440 and click the Register for Live Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR440, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Statement of Need:
Does having a seizure mean epilepsy, or is it an isolated neurological event? Failure to recognize diagnostic uncertainty between the epilepsies and non-epileptic events may be a factor in high rates of misdiagnosis. Many patients who have been misdiagnosed as having epilepsy have had previous EEGs interpreted as epileptiform that contributed to the misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Patients are often faced with the need to tolerate complex cocktails of medications over long periods of time causing side effects of these chronic medications to be of concern for both physicians and their patients. Pharmacologic management of patients with epilepsy is one of the greatest unmet needs of the disease. It is important that clinicians are aware of the evidence for current and emerging therapies so they can individualize care of their patients. There is no real "Gold Standard" of guidelines for improving diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, but clinicians need to be aware of the most recent guidelines and how they can incorporate them in their practice. In this neuroscienceCME webcast, the experts will explore these clinical challenges of managing patients with epilepsy, and will provide insights and strategies for the improvement of patient care.

Faculty:
Cynthia L. Harden, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director of Epilepsy Division
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Michael R. Sperling, MD
Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology
Director, Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience
Philadelphia, PA

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the symptoms of epilepsy and list the components required to make an accurate diagnosis.
  • Demonstrate improved expertise in the pharmacologic management of patients with epilepsy.
  • Implement available guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy into clinical practice.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE credit:

  • Recognize the symptoms of epilepsy.
  • Consider available guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy.

Target Audience:
The activity is designed for neurologists, epileptologists, other physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, certified case managers, and other healthcare professionals interested in the improvement of healthcare for patients with epilepsy.

Financial Support:
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Credit Information:
The activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
  • Nurses (CNE) - Pending
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)
  • Psychologists (APA)
  • Social Workers (NASW)
  • Certified Case Managers (CCMC)

All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
Credit Expiration Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab--requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required).

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Clinical Compass™, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass™."

Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
614.328.4508 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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