C-14: Sleep and Epilepsy

Half-Day Course
Erik St. Louis, MD, Chair

This course will provide a broad overview of sleep and epilepsy including the differential diagnosis of sleep-related seizures such as parasomnias and other nocturnal events; the reciprocal relationships between sleep and epilepsy (how sleep impacts seizure and EEG spike occurrence, and how epileptic seizures may erode sleep architecture and adversely influence sleep); and the impact of circadian rhythms on seizure periodicity.

  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Differential Diagnosis of Nocturnal Events  |  Erik St. Louis, MD
  • 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
    Video-EEG Polysomnography: Pointers and Pitfalls in EEG Interpretation and Distinguishing Common Seizure Types  |  Bradley Vaughn, MD
  • 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
    Sleep and Epilepsy: Distinguishing Common Sleep-Related Epilepsy Syndromes and Their Best Treatments  |  Birgit Frauscher, MD
  • 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
    Circadian Rhythmicity and Epilepsy  |  Milena Pavlova, MD
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Q&A  |  Faculty



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