Epilepsy Didactics

Schedule and Venue

  • Lecture: 3rd Tuesday of the month
  • Case Conference: Weekly on Friday
  • EEG Basics: 1st Tuesday of the month


Epilepsy case conference is a multidisciplinary working conference at which complex cases are presented. Faculty and Fellows present the clinical case histories. Prior evaluations, including video/EEG studies are reviewed along with medication trials. Neuroradiologists assist with the interpretation of the radiographic data. Neuropsychological evaluation is reviewed and commented on by the neuropsychology service.  Radionucleotide studies (PET and SPECT scanning) results are often included, as are magnetoenecphalograms.   A plan for further evaluation, medical, or surgical management is devised. Controversial or interesting EEGs will also be reviewed at this conference on a weekly basis.


  • The overall educational goal of these conferences is for fellows to develop the skill of managing patients with refractory epilepsy.
  • More specific goals are for the fellow to learn:
      • Interpretation of video EEG
      • Indications for invasive EEG monitoring
      • Interpretation of MRI, SPECT, MEG, and other advanced modalities
      • Interpretation of Wada tests
      • Medication management for patients with refractory epilepsy
      • The role of vagus nerve stimulators
      • Indications for epilepsy surgery
      • Indications for and use of responsive neurostimulation and deep brain stimulation
  • Learn interpretation of routine EEGs and continuous EEG monitoring in critically ill patients including the ACNS EEG critical care terminology and normal variants/artifacts seen in EEG.

Latest Revision: 06/27/2023, Smitha Holla, MD