4th Annual McMaster 1/2 Day in Epilepsy


Start 23 October, 2019, 12 PM

End 5 10 PM


360 James Street North




Liuna Station

Contact Info

Natalie Park, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 20763

E-Mail: parkna@mcmaster.ca

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Family Physicians, Specialists, Internists, General Neurologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Clinicians, Residents, Students, and Other Health Professionals.


By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Discuss a practical differential diagnosis with common epilepsy mimics. 
  2. Recall the approach and management of epilepsy in children intellectually disabled. 
  3. Identify the role of imaging in the investigation of people with epilepsy. 
  4. Discuss syncope and the differential diagnosis with epilepsy. 
  5. Identify stroke as the etiology of seizures and epilepsy.




Epilepsy Mimics

Joseph Perumpillichira, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Presentation Objectives

  • Recognize seizure mimics from clinical history
  • Recall the investigations to order in non-epileptic episodic phenomena
  • Apply the use and limitations of (video) EEG in diagnosis of epilepsy and its mimics


Epilepsy in the Intellectually Disabled 

Kevin Jones, MD, FRCPC, CSCN(EEG)

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • To discuss the comorbidity of epilepsy and intellectual disability across the life span
  • Review the diagnosis of epilepsy in the intellectually disabled
  • Review the treatment of epilepsy in the intellectually disabled


Imaging in Epilepsy 

Nazir Khan, MD, FRCPC, DABR

Presentation Objectives

 By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 
  • Identify common radiological entities that can manifest as seizure
  • Recall the imaging protocols that pertain to different pathologies
  • Plan the appropriate imaging request for a patient presenting with epilepsy


Syncope vs Epilepsy

Luis Morillo, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 


  • Recall the clinical characteristics of syncope                                                   
  • Describe the significance of syncopal myoclonus                                               
  • Utilize a helpful tool for differentiating between a diagnosis of syncope vs seizures


Post-Stroke Epilepsy


Presentation Objectives 

By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss the epidemiology of stroke-related seizures                                    
  • Describe the available treatments for stroke-related epilepsy                      
  • Identify the diagnostic yields of EEG in patients with stroke-related epilepsy

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