Characteristics and Factors to Consider when Selecting an Anti-Epileptic Drug
- Review the pharmacology of AEDs and the elements that are pivotal to selection and performance
- Discuss treatment strategies to improve patient adherence
- Provide additional knowledge of the mechanisms of action of AEDs to help improve drug selection
About the Presenter
Dr. R. Eugene Ramsay is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Electroencephalographic Society, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Neurological Association. He has trained 28 fellows, several of whom are now leading epileptologists at other epilepsy centers. Dr. Ramsay is chief editor of the book Neurobiology of Epilepsy and Aging and, with A. James Rowan, editor of the textbook Seizures and Epilepsy in the Elderly. He is author or coauthor of more than 120 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, 28 book chapters, and a book. He is the recipient of more than 80 grants for research in the treatment of epilepsy. One of his leading accomplishments has been the completion of a large multicenter study on the treatment of epilepsy in a geriatric population.