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Ensuring Proper Diagnosis and Management of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: A Clinical Primer for the Pediatric Neurologist

Activity Description & Educational Objectives

In this three-part activity, experts discuss the clinical challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). Topics addressed in this activity include a discussion of the clinical characteristics, epidemiology, and etiology of this epileptic encephalopathy. The current criteria for the diagnosis of LGS are also reviewed. The practical applications of recent data on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options are also considered.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pediatric neurologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media:
Internet
Release and Expiration Dates:
April 10, 2012 - April 09, 2013
Time to Complete:
45 minutes
Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, the University of Florida College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director and Interviewee

Diego A. Morita, MD
Director, New-Onset Seizure Program
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Diego A. Morita, MD, currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.


Interviewees

Jason S. Doescher, MD
Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist
Minnesota Epilepsy Group
St. Paul, Minnesota

Jason S. Doescher, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Speakers Bureau participant with GlaxoSmithKline.


Katherine Holland, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Katherine Holland, MD, PhD, currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.


CME Reviewer

James M. Smith, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida

James M. Smith, MD, currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.


Medical Director

Kirk A. Tacka, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, currently has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.


Sponsorship, Credit & Support

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 Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity is jointly sponsored by the University of Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Lundbeck, Inc.Eisai Inc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

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