Epilepsy 101 for Primary Care

Target Audience:

Primary Care Providers in pediatrics and family medicine, subspecialists and others interested in primary care approaches to care for children and youth with epilepsy.

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common types of childhood seizure types presenting to primary care settings.
  • Screen and monitor children with epilepsy for anti-seizure medication related side effects and associated behavior and learning issues.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance to children with epilepsy and their families about safety and transition to adult care.
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania (EPWCP). The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits'. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .10 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.0 contact hours. Faculty for this activity have been requested to identify significant financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which might affect the balance of their presentation.

Author: Miya Asato, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, Program Director Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency, Associate Program Director Child Neurology Residency, Co-director LEND Program of Pittsburgh, Division of Child Neurology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania (EPWCP). The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded ( 0.1 ) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hours.

Faculty for this activity have been requested to identify significant financial or other relationships with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) or with provider(s) of any commercial service(s) which might affect the balance of their presentation.

Release Date: 11/1/15 | Expiration Date: 10/31/18

Technical Requirements:

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Support:

Questions about the content of this CME activity should contact Rick Boyle at the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 412-322-5880. Technical questions regarding this CME activity should contact Andrea Zonneveld at the Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 412-322-5880.

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Special Note – For those seeking CME Credits:

You can receive 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM by accessing the Internet –based Studies in Educational and Research (ISER) learning management system.  If you are new to the ISER website, you will first need to create an account:

Step 1. Create an Account

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Epilepsy 101 for Primary Care

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