2018 Headache and Epilepsy Symposium - August 25, 2018

2018 Headache and Epilepsy Symposium - August 25, 2018

The 2018 Headache and Epilepsy Symposium hosted by the University Of Louisville Department Of Neurology will focus on management of common headache and seizure disorders, an area within neurology which is quite common, can be perplexing for providers, and has undergone significant recent advances.
When Aug 25, 2018
from 07:30 AM to 02:00 PM
Where HSC B, Instructional Building, Room 115, 500 S Preston St, Louisville, KY 40202
Contact Name
Contact Phone 502-852-3285
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Target Audience
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Neurodiagnostic Technicians, Allied Health Professionals, Residents and Students.

Saturday, August 25, 2018  
7:30 AM              
Registration, Breakfast

8:00 AM              
Advances in Migraine Specific Therapies: A Look at CGRP Antagonists in Episodic and Chronic Migraine
Dr. Jan Brandes

8:45 AM              
Newer AEDs
Dr. Bassel Abou-Khalil
9:30 AM

9:40 AM               
Devices in Epilepsy
Dr. Joseph S. Neimat
10:25 AM             
Pseudotumor Cerebri
Dr. Thong Pham
11:10 AM
Transition to Adult Epilepsy Care
Dr. Karen Skjei
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
Dr. Christopher Shafer

1:15 PM
Neuromodulation in Headache Disorders
Dr. Michael Sowell
2:00 PM
Evaluation and Adjournment

Course Director
Michael K. Sowell, MD, FAHS
Professor of Neurology
Associate in Pediatrics
Director, University of Louisville Comprehensive Headache Program
Director, University of Louisville Child Neurology Residency Program
President, Commonwealth Neurological Society
Louisville, KY

Course Co-Director
 Vishwanath Sagi, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Additional Participating Faculty

Bassel Abou-Khalil, MD
Director of the Epilepsy Center
Department of Neurology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Jan Brandes, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Neurology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville Neuroscience Group
Nashville, TN

Joseph S. Neimat, MD
Norton Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Thong Pham, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Christopher Shafer, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville
Director of University of Louisville Clinical Neurophysiology Program
Director of University of Louisville Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Louisville, KY

Karen Skjei, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
University of Louisville
Epilepsy Surgery Program
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Norton Children's Hospital
Louisville, KY

Learning Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Identify seizure patients who need neuromodulation and manage the device.
2. Evaluate and manage psychogenic nonepileptic events.
3. Recognize newer antiepileptic drug uses, indications and side effects.
4. Manage the pediatric patients with epilepsy that transition to adult clinics.
5. Identify CGRP as a novel target for migraine and other headache disorders.
6. Evaluate and manage Pseudotumor Cerebri.
7. Recognize devices for the treatment of migraine and other headache disorders.

Continuing Education Credit
 Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurses - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 6.3 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-18-1069. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

Neurodiagnostic professionals -
The 2018 Headache & Epilepsy Symposium has been approved for 5.5 ASET CEUs.

Special Services

All individuals are encouraged to participate. To request disability arrangements, please contact , at (502) 852-3285 at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


CLICK HERE for a copy of the course brochure

Registration Options and Fees:

1. UofL Physician, Nurse, Faculty    $0
2. UofL Student/Resident/Fellow      $0
3. All Others                                        $25

Advance registration for this Symposium is now closed. You may still attend the event by registering as a walk-in at the program welcome desk.

Refund Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to cmepd@louisville.edu on or before Friday, August 10, 2018. Requests received on or before Friday, August 10, 2018 will receive a full refund less a $10 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after Friday, August 10, 2018.


We thank our supporting and exhibiting companies for their participation in the 2018 Headache and Epilepsy Symposium conference!

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.