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Epilepsy: New Concepts and Challenges

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    ABOUT THIS COURSE

    Welcome to the online course: “Epilepsy: New Concepts and Challenges” presented by the faculty of the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the Department of Medical Education. In this presentation Dr. Phillip Pearl discusses the latest approaches to evaluating, diagnosing and treating children with Epilepsy.

    This is a self-paced course that may be started and completed at any time.

    COST: $25

    CME CREDIT: 1

    INSTRUCTORS

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    Phillip L. Pearl, MD

    Dr. Pearl is Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Boston Children's Hospital. He is also the William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    The goal of this course is to review recent developments in the diagnosis and care of children with epilepsy. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss changes in the epilepsy lexicon
  • Apply new classifications of Epilepsy
  • Identify epilepsy co-morbidities
  • Evaluate treatment options for children with epilepsy
  • TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Pediatricians
  • Primary care physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • INSTRUCTIONAL TIME

    1 hr.

    ACCREDITATION/DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

    In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.


    Physicians

    Boston Children’s Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

    FORMAT AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

    This course is self-paced, using text and video with pre and posttest assessments. Speakers or headphones are required for audio, but video content can also be accessed without audio via downloadable transcripts.

    RELEASE/REVIEW/EXPIRATION DATESE

  • Released: 2017
  • Reviewed: 2017
  • Expires: 2020
  • DISCLOSURES

    Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

    INSTRUCTOR DISCLOSURES:

    Dr. Phillip Pearl has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

    COURSE DIRECTOR DISCLOSURES:

    Dr. David K. Urion has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

    CONTENT DEVELOPER DISCLOSURES:

    Dan Schwartz has disclosed that he has no disclosures to report.

    BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CME MANAGER DISCLOSURES:

    Lesley Niccolini has disclosed that she has no disclosures to report.

    COMMERCIAL SUPPORT:

    This program receives no commercial support.

    PRIVACY POLICY

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    CONTACT US

    cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu or (617) 919-3146

    PREREQUISITES

    None.

    DISCLAIMER

    By accessing or using the material presented in this continuing education program (the “Information”), users acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and the Boston Children’s Hospital Website Terms of Use. In the event of any discrepancy between this Disclaimer and the Boston Children’s Hospital Website Terms of Use, the Terms of Use prevail. The Information is produced by Boston Children’s Hospital and is provided for use by physicians and other healthcare professionals for general information and education purposes only. The Information is not intended to represent the best or only method or procedure appropriate for the medical situation presented. The Information is in no way a substitute for the independent decision-making and judgment by a qualified health care professional. The Information should not be used to make a diagnosis or to overrule the advice of a qualified healthcare provider, nor should it be used to provide advice for emergency medical treatment. Users of the Information assume full responsibility for use of the Information. Neither Boston Children’s Hospital nor any vendor, affiliate, subcontractor, licensor, or representative of Boston Children’s Hospital is responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damages resulting from the use of the Information. Boston Children’s Hospital attempts to keep the Information as accurate and up to date as possible, however, Boston Children’s Hospital makes no warranty or representation whatsoever, express or implied, with regard to the Information. Boston Children’s Hospital does not assume any legal risk or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, correctness or usefulness of any of the Information. Boston Children’s Hospital cannot guarantee that access to the Information will be error free or virus free. Specific medications and/or products may be mentioned in the Information, but this does not represent an endorsement by the speaker or Boston Children’s Hospital. Boston Children’s Hospital maintains the copyright for all the Information. Commercial use of the Information may be protected under U.S. and foreign copyright laws.
    1. Course Number

      NR003
    2. Classes Start

      Jul 11, 2017
    3. Classes End

      Jul 11, 2020
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