Infantile spasms should be considered a medical emergency due to the potentially devastating consequences on the developing brain, states Dr. Mary Zupanc, chair of Neurology at CHOC. Immediate treatment is critical because many children with infantile spasms go on to develop other forms of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
General practitioners, clinicians, families, and any others who care for infants are invited to attend.
Brief Schedule: 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Arrival and Dinner 6:30 - 6:45 PM: Introduction and Case Presentation 6:45 - 7:00 PM: What is Infantile Spasms and Why the Urgency to Treat? 7:00 - 7:20 PM: Treatment and Management 7:20 - 7:40 PM: Latest Research Update on Infantile Spasms 7:40 - 8:00 PM: Real Stories from the OC 8:00 - 8:30 PM: Q & A for Practitioners and Families
Conference Outcomes: 1) During office visits, recognize the presentation of infantile spasms, which can occur at any age during early childhood. 2) Refer promptly to a neurologist for appropriate diagnostic work-up and management to ensure the best neurodevelopmental outcome. 3) Recall the current research endeavors about infantile spasms.
Accreditation CHOC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CHOC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this live activity.
NURSES: The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements; as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (rn.ca.gov). Nurses will receive a Certificate of Attendance following this activity that may be used for license renewal.
Financial Disclosure We are seeking educational grants for this activity.