An Update on Scientific Advances and Clinical Strategies in Seizure Disorders

The 71st American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting was held in Washington, DC, December 1-5, 2017. The conference attracts clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders. In this activity, 2 experts summarize the key learnings from this year’s conference focusing on seizure disorders.


This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of health care professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment, or management of patients with seizure disorders.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  1. Evaluate data on the safety and efficacy of emerging pharmacotherapies for the treatment of seizure disorders in children
  2. Evaluate recent clinical data of therapeutic trials in epilepsy and seizure disorders in adults


Gregory L. Krauss, MD
Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Joseph E. Sullivan, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Director, UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center of Excellence
San Francisco, California

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. 

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or PresenterRelationship Identified With:

Gregory L. Krauss, MD

Consultant/Advisor: Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.; Shire

Grant/Research Support: Pfizer Inc.; SK Biotek Co., Ltd.

Joseph E. Sullivan, MDConsultant/Advisor: Epygenix Therapeutics, Inc.

Grant/Research Support: Zogenix, Inc.

Non-faculty: Lyerka Miller, PhD; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Zogenix, Inc.

Provider Information

Jointly provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Miller Medical Communications, LLC.

CME Credit (Physicians)

This 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 Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education and Miller Medical Communications, LLC. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, Miller Medical Communications, LLC., and Zogenix, Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Non-physician
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