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Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE)

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Provider Education

TMS - Clinical Webinars

Item No.  Date of Training  Time of Training (ET) Direct Item Link 
42698 11/04/2020   12:00 PM Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) Programming in Epilepsy
43226 12/92/2020 12:00 PM PNES in the EMU Epilepsy
44033 04/21/2021 12:00 PM Common statistical mistakes in clinical research
44383 05/12/2021 12:00 PM  Epilepsy Imaging
44750 06/09/2021  12:00 PM Women Veterans with Epilepsy: Beyond Seizure Control - 1
44750 06/16/2021 12:00 PM Women Veterans with Epilepsy: Beyond Seizure Control - 2

Adobe Connect - Clinical Webinars

- Status Epilepticus - Sally Mathias, MD. - May 6, 2020 -
- First Time Seizure Comprehensive Approach to Evaluation and Management
– Hyojin Suh, MD - October 3, 2019 -: First Time Seizure: Comprehensive Approach to Evaluation and Management
- Management of Antiepileptics and Their Side Effects – Hyojin Suh, PharmD - September 5, 2019 -
- Epilepsy Through the Lifespan – Denise Riley, ARNP - July 10, 2019 -

- Anti-Epilepsy Drug: Focus on Drug Interactions – June 5, 2019  – Sunita Dergalust -:
- Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy  - November 7, 2018 - Tung Tran, MD - :

Epilepsy Manual for Clinicians

Epilepsy Manual 2nd Edition 2018      
Epilepsy Manual 1st Edition 2014

The VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) have been charged with improving care for Veteran with seizures. Along those lines, providers from the ECoE have put together Epilepsy Manual 2nd Edition-2018 and  Epilepsy Manual 1st Edition-2014 for clinicians in VHA. The purpose of these manuals is not to suggest management guidelines for patients with seizures; instead it is provided to enhance the understanding of this complex condition and improve care for these Veterans. Should you have any comments or concerns, please contact us at "". Providers can request a hard copy by emailing

AED Pocket Card - Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs)


A team of providers and pharmacists from the ECoEs have collaborated to put together an Antiepileptic Drug guidance table (pdf) based on current drugs available in the VA. The purpose of pocket card guidance is not to suggest management guidelines for patients and seizures; instead it is provided as a tool to assist practitioners in clinical decision-making and improve the quality of patient care. The clinician will be expected to use and interpret the final version of this guidance in the clinical context of the individual patient. These are general recommendations and suggestions, and should not supersede the clinical judgment of the treating provider.   Providers can request a hard copy by emailing

Continuing Education for Professionals (Video Series) 

The purpose of this video series is to provide VHA healthcare providers and patients a broader understanding of epilepsy and other seizure disorders to improve the health, well-being, and clinical care of Veterans and patients.

Introduction to Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury:
Seizure Identification and Work Up:
The Basics of Epilepsy Treatment:

Women & Epilepsy:
Epilepsy and Psychiatric Comorbidities:
Sleep & Epilepsy:

Adverse Effects of Epilepsy Medications:
New Antiepileptic Drugs:
Management of Convulsive Status Epilepticus:

Non-Epileptic Seizures: Evaluation and Management:
Medical Refractory Epilepsy:
Epileptogenic Lesions on Brain MRI:

QUIET - Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment

The Quality Indicators in Epilepsy Treatment Tool—QUIET—is designed to benchmark the quality of care for adults with epilepsy in primary care and general neurology clinics - click here to go to the QUIET page.    

Webinars  2018– Clinician CME Epilepsy

Bone Health and Epilepsy  Ann Van Cott, MD 03/07/2018    Adobe Connect

Epilepsy Women of Child Bearing Age  Nina Garga, MD 05/02/2018   Adobe Connect
Responsive Neurostimulation  James Chen, MD 07/11/2018  Adobe Connect

Evaluation and Management of a First Seizure  Allan Krumholz, MD 09/05/2018  Adobe Connect

Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2014 Epilepsy Series

Treatment of The Elderly With Epilepsy Denise Riley, A.R.N.P. Presentation Video Transcript

Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2012 Epilepsy Series

Treatment of Acute Seizures and Status Epilepticus Claude Wasterlain, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Intractable Seizures Allan Krumholz, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Safety in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Olujimi Faminu, R.N. Presentation Audio Transcript
Post-Traumatic Epilepsy and Treatment James W.Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Epilepsy and Depression Hamada Hamid, D.O., M.P.H. Presentation Audio Transcript

Continuing Education for Professionals - FY2011 Epilepsy Series

Introduction to Epilepsy and Seizures Karen L. Parko, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Epilepsy and Traumatic Brain Injury Paul Rutecki, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Psychogenic Seizures Martin Salinsky, M.D. Presentation Audio Transcript
Drug Interactions of Antiepileptic Drugs Jose E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D. Presentation Audio Transcript

Safety in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) - Safety in the EMU - Video 

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy - (Adobe Connect) - by: Dr. Mark Spitz & Dr. Edward Maa

Make sure to download the power point presentations on the bottom right page of the Adobe Connect training page: