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Satellite CME Seminar: Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies: An Evolving Clinical Landscape


Charlotte Convention Center, Meeting Room 203A, Level 2, Meeting Level


Join us for a Satellite CME Seminar

Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies: An Evolving Clinical Landscape

Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: On-site Check-in
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Satellite CME Seminar

Charlotte Convention Center
Meeting Room 203A
Level 2, Meeting Level
501 S College Street
Charlotte, North Carolina


Program Overview
Developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs), such as Dravet syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and others, are devastating conditions marked by treatment-resistant seizures and significant comorbid neurodevelopmental challenges for which there continues to be a significant clinical, humanistic, and economic unmet need. Recent research has shed light onto the far-reaching effect of these conditions, extending beyond the patient to the entire family unit. This symposium will cover the latest understanding of these conditions and approaches to the diagnosis and management of patients with DEEs.

Educational Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss clinical and genetic characteristics of select developmental and epileptic encephalopathies
  • Analyze the importance of early diagnosis of developmental and epileptic encephalopathies
  • Evaluate nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to the management of developmental and epileptic encephalopathies in clinical practice

Target Audience
This activity is intended for physicians engaged in the care of patients with epilepsy.


Elaine C. Wirrell, MD, FRCPC (Program Chair)
Professor of Neurology
Director of Pediatric Epilepsy
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


Kelly G. Knupp, MD, MSCS, FAES
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Associate Director of Clinical Research
Division of Pediatric Neurology
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado


Joseph E. Sullivan, MD
Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence
San Francisco, California


Program Agenda

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: On-site Check-in
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM: Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies: Unmet Needs and Disease Burden
Elaine C. Wirrell, MD, FRCPC (Program Chair)
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM: An Analysis of Three Most Prevalent DEEs: Clinical Phenotypes, Genetic Etiologies, and the Importance of Early Diagnosis
Kelly G. Knupp, MD, MSCS
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM: Current and Future Treatment Options for the Management of Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies
Joseph E. Sullivan, MD
5:20 PM - 5:30 PM: Q&A


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Miller Medical Communications, LLC.

This live activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Zogenix, Inc.


Physician Continuing Medical Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Miller Medical Communications, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Kerri Leonard prior to the live event at 212-661-7400, ext. 9.