NEONATAL SEIZURES Practical Approaches to Classification, Diagnosis and Management

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Tuesday 20 October 2020
3:30PM - 5:30PM
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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM SYMPOSIUM 8: 

Course Description
The educational objective of this symposium is to present key findings from the International League Against Epilepsy’s Task Force on the Classification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Neonatal Seizures. Speakers will emphasize key concepts and management strategies that can be applied across a variety of practice settings, including resource-limited locations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Accurately diagnose and classify neonatal seizures using clinical signs, amplitude-integrated EEG and conventional EEG, and assign a level of certainty to their diagnosis.
  2. Apply current evidence to optimally manage neonatal seizures across a wide range of practice settings.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Recognize when to suspect neonatal seizures and how to confirm the diagnosis using available resources.
  2. Manage neonatal seizures in an evidence-based fashion.

Courtney J. Wusthoff, MD;
Stanford University Stanford, California, USA

Definition and Classification of Neonatal Seizures: Insights from the ILAE Task Force
Ronit Pressler, MD, PhD;
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK

Diagnosis of Neonatal Seizures by Clinical Signs, Amplitude-Integrated EEG and Conventional EEG
Cecil D. Hahn, MD, MPH;
The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Treatment of Neonatal Seizures Informed by Current Evidence
Hans Hartmann, MD;
Hannover Medical School, Clinic for Pediatric Kidney, Liver and Metabolic Diseases, Hannover, Germany

Management of Neonatal Seizures in Resource-Limited Settings
Jo M. Wilmshurst, MB, BS, MD;
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


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