Epilepsy Teaching Weekend from 14−15 September 2019 - lecture notes
Please find below the Seventeenth edition of these lecture notes from the Epilepsy Teaching Weekend from 14−15 September 2019. They were first published in 1987 as a summary of the material used in the biannual epilepsy teaching weekend organised under the auspices of the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy. Over the years the notes have evolved from a summary into a comprehensive text; for this we would like to acknowledge the hard work of the contributors and previous editors, particularly John Duncan and Ley Sander to whom we are much indebted.
The material contained within this book continues to complement the Epilepsy Teaching Course, and as such takes a broad view of epilepsy. We hope that the contents will be used for teaching on other courses. The chapters can be freely copied for such purposes, as we have deliberately not copyrighted them. We have expanded some chapters and introduced new chapters in response to comments received concerning previous Lecture Notes.
The evolution of this book through the teaching course has meant that it maintains a pragmatic tone, yet covers many topics in detail. For this, we are very grateful to contributors for their accomplished chapters, and to Hannah Stapley for her dedication and tenacity in compiling this edition.
Lastly we would like to thank the sponsors UCB Pharma, Eisai, LivaNova and Persyst who have given without demands, and the British Branch of the International League Against Epilepsy for their continued support.
University College London Epilepsy Society
ILAE British Branch
The Fifteenth epilepsy teaching weekend on September 2015
This is the fifteenth edition of the lecture notes. They were first published in 1987 as a summary of the material used in the biannual epilepsy teaching weekend organised under the auspices of the UK Chapter of the International League against Epilepsy.
Commissioning is a key driver of quality, efficiency and outcomes for people with epilepsy. Over the past decade it has become increasingly important to the health system in England. We've partnered with Epilepsy Action to design the new 'Epilepsy Commissioning Toolkit' to help commissioners provide better health services for people with epilepsy.
Guide for pharmacists working in registered pharmacy premises in the UK, co-produced by Epilepsy Society and Medway School of Pharmacy. Includes information about treatment, seizure types, points to cover with patients taking AEDs and materials pharmacists can give to their patients.
Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is an area of clinical chemistry that specialises in measuring medication levels (concentrations) in patients, usually through blood samples but also through saliva samples.