2020 VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence Clinician Webinars

VA Clinician Webinars

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) is offering a series of webinars to health care providers and clinicians caring for people living with epilepsy.

2020 Schedule and Topics

All webinars will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT).

Next Webinar

June 3, 2020, “Cognitive Deficits in Epilepsy” presented by Beth Leeman-Markowski MD, New York HCS

Download a flyer with the 2020 webinar schedule:

Future Webinars

  • November 4, 2020, "RNS Programming" presented by James Chen MD, Greater Los Angeles HCS
  • December 2, 2020, “PNES in the EMU" presented by Melissa Fadipe NP, Houston VAMC

How to Access the Webinars

Continuing Education Credit for VA Personnel

  • Registration details and links are available on flyers and redistributed at least 30 days prior to the webinar.
  • CMEs are available for VA personnel nationally; however, CMEs not available for non-VA personnel.

Did you miss a session?

The VA ECOE will record the webinars and post them later in the provider education section of their website. CEUs are not available after the live webcast. Clck here to find past webinars.

  • May 6, 2020 - “Status Epilepticus” presented by Sally V. Mathias MD, Lexington VA Medical Center

Questions?

If you have any questions please contact, Pamela Kelly, acting ECoE national administrative director, 919-416-5982, Pamela.Kelly2@va.gov. Please visit the ECoE website at: www.epilepsy.va.gov.

About the VA ECoE

The VA ECoE seeks to provide the best possible epilepsy care to veterans throughout the United States with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. Made up of 16 sites linked to form 4 regional centers, the ECoE offer a range of both outpatient and inpatient services. Neurology sub-specialists at outpatient epilepsy clinics provide advanced testing for the evaluation of epilepsy, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and video monitoring. For people who require more intensive testing or attention, the ECoE also provide inpatient units for examining certain seizure types more closely, changing medications in a monitored setting, and presurgical evaluation. The epilepsy centers are also linked with the Polytrauma Centers to help follow veterans with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury who are at the greatest risk for developing post-traumatic epilepsy.

To learn more about the VA ECoE, go to www.epilepsy.va.gov.

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Authored by: Epilepsy Foundation Digital Strategies & Engagement on 4/2020

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