Approach to the First Epileptic Seizure (Short Course)

Online-course. November, 2020

2 - 27 November 2020

ILAE Curriculum Learning Objectives addressed by this course

Official languages of the course are Spanish and Portuguese.

This is a 10 day duration online course, with teaching material and interactive forums for focused discussion under the surveillance of specialized tutors. Participants are expected to learn / update on all the basic knowledge needed for diagnosis and treatment of First Epileptic Seizure in the first level of care.

It is organized in 7 capsules covering definitions, epidemiology and risk factor in neonatal, pediatric and adult population. Including the general first approach on its differential diagnosis, needs of EEG and neuroimaging, recurrence risk and risk to develop epilepsy, necessity of advances studies as EEG and neuroimaging, and social aspects. It has a final evaluation of knowledge.

The course is targeted to general physicians, community medicine, pediatricians, neurology residents, internal medicine, nurses and other related professionals. It is limited to 50 participants, so early booking is strongly recommended; applicants will be selected according to pre-established priorities regarding the target population. A limited number of bursaries are available on request.

The course is organized under the auspices of ILAE, through the Latin American Academy of Epilepsy (ALADE).

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