The curriculum emphasizes broad exposure to the full range of EEG and video-EEG in adults and children, providing robust experience in outpatient and ambulatory EEG interpretation, epilepsy monitoring unit evaluations and critical care EEG. Exposure to a wide range of epilepsy surgery techniques is provided, with an emphasis on minimally invasive epilepsy surgery.
Fellows gain exposure to the role of neurophysiology-EEG in the presurgical evaluation for a wide range of epilepsy surgery techniques, including:
- Laser ablation
- Traditional resective epilepsy surgery
Fellows also participate in an active long-term video EEG monitoring service outside the EMU, and a busy routine and ambulatory EEG service.
Electives in intraoperative monitoring (IOM), electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) and sleep are offered, with at least two months concentrated in one of the three elective areas.
Conferences and Didactics
Didactic activities include:
- Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Lecture Series
- EMG conferences
- Epilepsy Surgery Conferences
- Fellow Journal Club
- Interactive Fellow’s Conference (key topic areas: pediatric EEG, critical care EEG, epilepsy surgery and other advanced learning topics)
Opportunities are available to participate in epilepsy drug trials, epilepsy clinics and research studies led by the faculty. Study highlights include:
- The efficacy of cannabidiol as a treatment for epilepsy
- Outcomes associated with antiepileptic drug use in pregnancy
- Psychiatric comorbidity and care models for anxiety and depression in epilepsy
- Laser ablation surgical treatment of epilepsy
Fellows can collaborate with an excellent neuroscience group for research in:
- Cognitive function and single unit hippocampal recordings
We’re also part of the Neurology Practice Based Research Network. a multicenter quality improvement/research collaborative for electronic medical record-based research.