The Epilepsy Foundation in partnership with the Epilepsy Center at George Washington University are proud to host Epilepsy Grand Rounds, a monthly series of lectures covering a wide variety of epilepsy-related topics. The topics discussed will be presented by renowned speakers, and the goal of the series is to provide education for the attendees to improve their knowledge, competence, and clinical performance.

"Thanks to our partnership with, this series will now be visible to hundreds of thousands of physicians, health care providers, and lay persons from all over the world," said Mohamad Koubeissi, MD, director of the GW Epilepsy Center and associate professor of neurology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. "With this exposure, we will have greater opportunity to educate and improve knowledge, competence, and clinical performance of larger numbers of attendees."

Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's Standards for Commercial Support, The George Washington University Office of CEHP (CEHP) requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. CEHP identifies and resolves all conflicts of interest prior to an individual's participation in development of content for an educational activity.

The speaker(s) and planners report the following relationships:

  • Mohamad Koubeissi, M.D. (Planner) declares that he has served on the speakers bureau for UCB Pharma and Sunovion.
  • Andrea Bernasconi, M.D. (Speaker) nothing to declare.

The following planners/staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity:

  • Radwa Aly (Staff)
  • Leticia Hall (Staff)

Claiming CME Credit

If you wish to claim credit for these lectures, please click to view lecture from GW epilepsy center website.

September 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM EST LIVE STREAM

August 8, 2017 – Stream Archive

Eliane Kobayashi, M.D., Ph.D., McGill University
Title: Multimodal functional neuroimaging in epilepsy

July 11, 2017 – Stream Archive

Adam Hartman, M.D., National Institute of Health
Title: Metabolism-based treatments for Epilepsy

June 13, 2017 – Stream Archive

Thomas Sutula, M.D., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Title: Glycolysis as a metabolic target for treatment of seizures and consequences of TBI


May 8, 2017 – Stream Archive

Ronald Lesser, M.D., John Hopkins University
Title: Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures

April 11, 2017 - Stream Archive

Gary Mathern, M.D., UCLA Brain Research Institute
Title: Pediatric epilepsy surgery; treating the epileptic encephalopathy

March 14, 2017 - Stream Archive

Jean Gotman, Ph.D., Montreal Neurological Institute
Title: Epileptic foci identified by combining EEG and fMRI

February 14, 2017 - Stream Archive

Nathan Fountain, M.D., University of Virginia
Title: New treatments for intractable epilepsy

January 10, 2017 - Stream Archive

Aatif Husain, M.D., Duke University
Title: Appropriately Aggressive Treatment of Seizures in Critically Ill Patients

December 13, 2016 - Stream Archive

William H. Theodore, M.D.
Title: PET Scanning in Epilepsy: Clinical and Research Applications

November 8, 2016 - Stream Archive

Marla J. Hamberger, Ph.D.
Title: Naming in Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery

October 11, 2016 - Stream Archive

Anthony Ritaccio, M.D.
Title: Decodification of the Brain Using Electrocorticography

August 9, 2016 - Stream Archive

Elinor Ben-Menachem, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: The Importance of Cardiovascular Fitness and Epilepsy

June 12, 2016 - Stream Archive

Frank Drislane, M.D.
Title: How Aggressively Should Status Epilepticus be Treated?

May 10, 2016 - Stream Archive

Tobias Loddenkemper MD, Harvard Medical School
Title: Pediatric Status Epilepticus

April 12, 2016 - Stream Archive

Jaideep Kapur MBBS, PhD, University of Virginia
Title: Mechanisms and Treatment of Status Epilepticus

March 8, 2016 - Stream Archive

Eric Kossoff MD, Ketogenic Diet Editor, Johns Hopkins University
Title: The Promise and Challenge of Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy

February 2, 2016 - Stream Archive

Michael Privitera, M.D., University of Cincinnati
Title: Generic-Brand Antiepileptic Drug Equivalence: From Anecdotes to Evidence

January 12, 2016 - Stream Archive

Hal Blumenfeld MD, PhD, Yale University
Title: Epilepsy & Consciousness: From Neurotransmitters to Driving Safety

December 15, 2015 - Stream Archive

Andres Kanner MD, University of Miami Health System
Title: Psychiatric Complications of Epilepsy Surgery

November 10, 2015 - Stream Archive

Amy Brooks-Kayal MD, Children's Hospital Colorado
Title: Challenge & Promise of Developing Disease Modifying Therapies for Epilepsy

October 13, 2015 - Stream Archive

Shlomo Shinnar MD, PhD, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title: Consequences of Prolonged Febrile Seizures in Childhood

September 8, 2015 - Stream Archive

Frances Jensen, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Cognitive Consequences of Epilepsy: Shared Mechanisms

August 11, 2015 - Stream Archive

David Labiner, MD, University of Arizona
Title: Epilepsy, Pregnancy, and the Child

July 14, 2015 - Stream Archive

Gregory Krauss, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical
Title: Epilepsy and the Aging Brain

June 9, 2015 - Stream Archive

Steve Schachter, MD, Harvard Medical School
Title: Epilepsy and the Creative Mind: Art as Windows into Complexity and Comorbidities of Epilepsy

May 12, 2015 - Stream Archive

Gregory Cascino, MD, Mayo Clinic
Title: Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy: The Changing Patient Population and Challenges

April 7, 2015 - Stream Archive

Carl Stafstrom MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Title: Beyond Excitation and Inhibition: Novel Mechanisms for Seizures and Epilepsy

March 17, 2015 - Stream Archive

Bassel Abou Khalil, MD, Vanderbilt University
Title: Rational Polytherapy in the Management of Epilepsy

February 10, 2015 Stream Archive

Bill Gaillard, MD,Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C.
Title: Variability and Plasticity of Language Networks in Human Focal Epilepsy

Jan 13, 2015 Stream Archive

Helen Scharfman, PhD, New York University Langone Medical Center and The Nathan Kline Institute
Title: Diverse Roles of Adult Neurogenesis in Epilepsy


Dec 16, 2014 Stream Archive

Carl Bazil, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University
Title: Sleep and Epilepsy: Importance for Memory


Nov 18, 2014 Stream Archive

Riki Matsumoto, MD, PhD, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Title: Single Pulse Electrical Stimulation to Probe Human Brain Connectivity and Epileptogenicity



Oct 14, 2014 Stream Archive

Ed Bertram, MD, University of Virginia
Title: Understanding the Neurobiology of Limbic Epilepsy to Improve Surgical Outcomes