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Highlights in Focal Seizures: A Review of What's New

  • Authors: Michael R. Sperling, MD; Gregory Krauss, MD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 4/26/2021
  • Valid for credit through: 4/26/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for neurologists, primary care providers, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

The goal of this activity is to increase awareness of new data pertaining to the management of focal seizures.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • New data relating to the recognition of focal seizures
    • New data relating to the use of pharmacotherapies for the management of focal seizures
  • Have greater competence related to
    • The development of a treatment plan for focal seizures that optimizes the chances for seizure freedom


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  • Michael R. Sperling, MD

    Professor of Neurology
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College
    Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
    Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    Disclosure: Michael R. Sperling, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Medtronic
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: International Medical Press; Projects in Knowledge; UCB
    Received grants for clinical research from: Cereval; Engage Therapeutics; Medtronic; Neurelis; SK Life Science; Takeda; UCB Pharma; Xenon

  • Gregory Krauss, MD

    Professor of Neurology
    Department of Neurology
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland


    Participation by Dr Krauss does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.


    Disclosure: Gregory Krauss, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Arvelle Therapeutics
    Received grants for clinical research from: SK Life Science; UCB Pharma


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    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC


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  • Christin Melton, ELS

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC


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  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHCP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Highlights in Focal Seizures: A Review of What's New

Authors: Michael R. Sperling, MD; Gregory Krauss, MDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 4/26/2021

Valid for credit through: 4/26/2022


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