Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: Improving Patient Outcomes Through Better Diagnosis and Management
Live online October 7, 2016
, and available on demand through October 13, 2017
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
Free Neurology CME Credit hours...1.0.
CME Credits Awarded by....Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.
Instruction Type...Streaming Video Lecture and discussion.
Target Audiences...This program is intended for US-based epileptologists, community neurologists (pediatric and adult), primary care physicians, pediatricians, medical directors from long-term care facilities, and other clinicians involved in the care of patients with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.
Educational material updated... October 7, 2016
Expiration of CME credit... October 13, 2017
• Barriers to effective diagnosis and management of LGS (Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome) in pediatric and adult settings
• What is the "triad" and evolving seizure patterns of LGS as patients age
• Diagnostic approaches to differentiate LGS from other forms of epileptic encephalopathies
• Management strategies as patients age, seizure characteristics change, and
behavioral or other issues arise
• Multidisciplinary approach to lifelong management of LGS and key elements for a smooth transition from pediatric to adult services
At the conclusion of Lennox-Gastaut
, you will be better able to:
• Identify characteristics associated with LGS from other forms of epilepsy, and evolving seizure profiles over the course of a patient's life
• Devise effective and tolerable pharmacotherapeutic treatment options for LGS as appropriate to pediatric and adult patients
• Evaluate the relative efficacy and safety of alternative therapies and nonpharmacologic strategies for the management of LGS
• Describe the key elements of a care plan that will ensure smooth transition from
pediatric care to adult care in patients with LGS