CHOP Open-access Medical Education: Pediatric Neurology Course Presentations

This seminar focuses on pediatric neurology, and was delivered in Salzburg, Austria on Nov. 13 - 19, 2016. The lectures are prepared by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) staff in weeklong modules in affiliation with the American Austrian Foundation Open Medical Institute. The lectures of this seminar are presented in the order of the live event.

Febrile Seizures

Neurology – Febrile Seizures

At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand the various types of febrile seizures, how to counsel families about the risk of epilepsy and developmental disabilities that result from febrile seizures, and ways to treat febrile seizures in acute and outpatient settings.

Acute Weakness

Neurology – Acute Weakness

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand approaches to acute generalized weakness, physical examination of patients with acute weakness, and localizing features of the peripheral nervous system related to causes of acute weakness.

Neonatal Seizures

Neurology – Neonatal Seizures

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand practice and policies related to EEG monitoring, analyze data regarding the impact of seizures, identify available treatments and medications for seizure management, and understand neonatal EEG interpretation fundamentals.

The Floppy (and weak) Baby

Neurology – The Floppy (and weak) Baby

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand approaches to hypotonia, arthrogryposis, discuss case studies on congenital muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and myotonia congenita while being able to identify best practices and policies associated with the vast array of neuromuscular conditions.

Phakomatoses

Neurology – Phakomatoses

At the end of this session, learners will be able to identify the major clinical features associated with diagnosing and treating phakomatoses, recognize the skin findings of the most common phakomatoses, and understand screening and treatment procedures associated with phakomatoses.

EEG Workshop

Neurology – EEG Workshop

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the basic functions, terms and elements of EEGs, as well as their abnormalities and artifacts.

Treatment of Medication Resistant Epilepsy

Neurology – Treatment of Medication Resistant Epilepsy

At the end of this session, learners will be able to identify two major treatments regarding refractory epilepsy — the use of a ketogenic diet and the use of cannabidiol, while being able to understand the history of marijuana as a treatment for epilepsy, and the makeup of a ketogenic diet.

Myopathy and Neuropathy

Neurology – Myopathy and Neuropathy

At the end of this session, learners will be able to discuss the symptoms and causes of various types of congenital myopathies, metabolic myopathies, inflammatory myopathies, congenital and non-congenital muscular dystrophies, as well as myasthenia syndromes.

Pediatric Status Epilepticus Management

Neurology – Pediatric Status Epilepticus Management

At the end of this session, learners will be able to discuss the definition of status epilepticus, understand when concern for health should arise with respect to time and severity of seizures, identify plans for rapid implementation of initial medications, and create a rational strategy for treating refractory status epilepticus.

EEG Monitoring and Seizures in Critically Ill Children

Neurology – EEG Monitoring and Seizures in Critically Ill Children

At the end of this session, learners will be able to understand the incidence of electrographic seizures in critically ill children, analyze data regarding the impact of electrographic seizures on outcome, and discuss current practice and guidelines addressing EEG monitoring in critically ill children.

Epilepsy Surgery

Neurology – Epilepsy Surgery

At the end of this session, learners will be able to identify surgical candidates in patients with medication-resistant epilepsy, understand various epilepsy surgery options in children, and define epilepsy surgery/lesionectomies, hemispherecteomies, corpus callosotomies, and neuromodulatory surgery.

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