Dravet Syndrome Foundation Showcases Listen + Learn Educational Webinar Series

October 27, 2020
NeurologyLive Staff

SAP Partner | <b>Dravet Syndrome Foundation</b>

The educational webinar series will feature 7 of the world leaders in Dravet Syndrome and will conclude on November 16 with a presentation from Ian Miller, MD.

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This CME-accredited webinar series features seven experts from DSF’s Medical Advisory Board who will provide guidance and share current treatment approaches with medical professionals who care for patients with Dravet syndrome. Topics will span diagnostic considerations, adult presentation and transition of care, telemedicine, new FDA-approved medications, and seizure rescue action plans. Individual webinars will consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A to encourage an open dialogue.

This series will be particularly relevant for adult neurologists beginning to see adult patients who have recently transitioned out of pediatric care. All reputable medical professionals strive to provide excellent care to patients, and these webinars will provide informational tools that can greatly assist to that end.

To register for each event click the links below:

Telemedicine: Considerations for Care of Patients with Epilepsy. Scott Perry, MD, Cook Childrens Medical Center. Monday, October 26, 2PM EDT

Dravet Syndrome in Adult Patients. Danielle Andrade, MD, MSc, FRCPC, University of Toronto. Friday, October 30, 12PM EDT

Status Epilepticus: Emergency Medications & Seizure Response Plans. Elaine Wirrell, MD, Mayo Clinic. Tuesday, November 3, 1PM EDT

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care. Kelly Knupp, MD, MSCS, Children's Hospital Colorado. Tuesday, November 5, 4PM EDT

Defining Dravet Syndrome. Ingrid Scheffer, AO, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, FAES, FAHS, FAA, FRS, University of Melbourne & Austin Health. Wednesday, November 11, 6AM ET

Managing Expectations in Dravet Syndrome Over Time - Seizures and Beyond. Joseph Sullivan, MD, FAES, UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center. Friday, November 13, 3PM EDT

North American Consensus of Treatment & New Medications on the Market. Ian Miller, MD, Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Monday November 16, 3PM EDT

Learning Objectives
Following participation in this activity the learner should be able to:

  1. List 4 diagnostic criteria for Dravet syndrome in both pediatric and adult patients.
  2. Describe the first and second line treatments for Dravet syndrome, and which medications should be avoided in patients with Dravet syndrome.
  3. Describe ways to effectively utilize telemedicine approaches to manage patients with complex needs.
  4. Develop a seizure rescue plan and list currently available seizure rescue medications for Dravet syndrome.
  5. Discuss how a neurologist might manage co-morbidities that extend beyond the CNS.
  6. Describe how clinicians can support the transition from pediatric to adult care.

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All individuals involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. Conflicts of interest will be resolved by AES prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners.

Planning Committee, Faculty, Reviewers’ Disclosures of Financial Relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, the AES requires that any person who is in a position to control content of a CME activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships that they have with a commercial interest. Unless otherwise indicated, none of the planners or faculty of this activity have any relevant relationships to disclose. The following individuals contributed to this activity’s content.

Planning Committee and Faculty
M. Scott Perry, MD, Cook Children’s Medical Center
Dr. Perry has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Stoke Therapeutics, Encoded Therapeutics, Greenwich, Zogenix, Neurelis, Biocodex
Speakers’ Bureau: Zogenix, Biocodex
Research (paid to Cook Children’s Medical Center): Zogenix, Greenwich, Stoke, Marinus, Ovid

Danielle Andrade, MD, MSc, FRCPC, University of Toronto
Dr. Andrade has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Consultant Eisai, Advisory Board dravet.ca, Advisory Board Stoke

Elaine Wirrell, MD, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Wirrell has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Biocodex, Biomarin, and Encoded Therapeutics: Consulting fees.

Kelly Knupp, MD, MSCS, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Ingrid Scheffer, AO, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, FAES, FAHMS, FAA, FRS, University of Melbourne & Austin Health

Joseph Sullivan, MD, FAES, UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Ashley Wood, LCSW, The Life Support Project

Ian Miller, MD, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Dr. Miller has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Honoraria, Membership on advisory committees/boards, review panels: Greenwich Biosciences, Zogenix, Biomarin, Neurelis
Honoraria, In-kind donations: Upsher-Smith

Veronica Hood, PhD, Dravet Syndrome Foundation
No commercial interest

Mary Anne Meskis, Dravet Syndrome Foundation
No commercial interest

CME Reviewer
Jay Salpekar, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Dr. Salpekar has disclosed the following relevant relationships:
Lundbeck: Investigator initiated study- research funding to institution only; contracted research

Dravet Syndrome Foundation Staff Planners
Veronica Hood, PhD, Dravet Syndrome Foundation
Mary Anne Meskis, Dravet Syndrome Foundation

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
It is the policy of the American Epilepsy Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the AES implemented the mechanisms of prospective peer review of this CME activity, to identify and resolve any conflicts. Additionally, the content of this activity is based on the best available evidence.

Accreditation
This other activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Epilepsy Society and the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. The American Epilepsy Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation Statement
The American Epilepsy Society designates this other activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Certificate
To receive credit for your participation in this activity, please complete the evaluation survey provided at the conclusion of the activity.