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Epilepsy Symposium 2024: Advances in Management of Clinical Epilepsy

7:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Amir Arain, MD

7:50 a.m.



8:00 a.m.

Classification of Epilepsies, Seizures, Epidemiology of Epilepsy, Mortality of Epilepsy

Amir Arain, MD

8:30 a.m.

Generalized Epilepsies

Blake J. Newman, MD

9:00 a.m.

Focal Epilepsies

Kathryn Krulisky, MD

9:30 a.m.

ASMs: Second and Third Generation Plus Starting, Choosing, Mixing, and Stopping ASMs

Sindhu V. Richards, MD


10:15 a.m.

Break and Exhibits


10:30 a.m.

Epilepsy in Women

Angela Peters, MD

11:00 p.m.

Management of Status Epilepticus

Angela Peters, MD


11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Exhibits


12:30 p.m.

Epilepsy Surgery Assessment and Procedures

Shervin Rahimpour, MD

1:00 p.m.


Ben Shofty, MD

1:30 p.m.

Psychogenic Nonepileptic Spells (PNES)

Brian Johnson, MD


2:00 p.m.

Break and Exhibit


2:15 p.m.

Neuroimaging in Epilepsy

Tyler Richards, MD

2:45 p.m.

Epilepsy in Elderly

Matt Jensen, MD

3:15 p.m.


Amir Arain, MD

3:20–4:30 p.m.

Case Presentations and Discussion

Amir Arain, Angela Peters, Blake J. Newman, Sindhu V. Richards, Brian Johnson, Shervin Rahimpour, and Ben Shofty



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