Epilepsy is a complex network disorder where seizures can become refractory to medications in many patients. In addition to traditional surgical approaches, neurostimulation options are increasingly being used to reduce seizures using innovative technologies. In this session, we will explore, compare, and contrast the major neurostimulation approaches for medically-refractory epilepsy, and discuss future directions in this exciting field.
Summarize the epidemiology and the global disease burden of epilepsy
Describe nonpharmacological options available for treatment resistant epilepsy, including vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and responsive neurostimulation (RNS)
Review the short-term and long-term effects of brain responsive neurostimulation
Discuss the effects of neuromodulation when utilized with antiepileptic drugs
Summarize the MOA of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy
Outline future and emerging concepts surrounding neuromodulation for epilepsy