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Photo of ProfessorAnswers to the most commonly asked questions about the Epilepsy Education Programs and MiniFellow Network are available by clicking on the questions below. If you have an additional question that you don't see answered here, contact us for more information.

Q: What educational programs are available and when are they offered?
Q: How do I apply for the programs?
Q: Which programs offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit?
Q: Who serves as faculty for the programs?
Q: What are the costs associated with attending a program?
Q: Can participants bring spouses?
Q: I’m an adult neurologist who sometimes sees pediatric patients. Can I attend a pediatric program?
Q: What is the Epilepsy MiniFellow Network?



Q: What education programs are available and when are they offered?

A: Six programs are scheduled for 2010: one Epilepsy MiniFellowship (for fellows), two Residents Epilepsy Programs, one Advances in Epilepsy program, and two Pediatric Epilepsy Programs. For dates and links to individual programs see the Program Calendar.

Q: How do I apply for the programs?
Invitations for the Residents Program in Epilepsy and Epilepsy MiniFellowship® are extended directly to selected neurology programs. Other qualified residents and fellows may apply directly by submitting an application and curriculum vitae to the conference coordinator. To apply for the Advances in Epilepsy program please submit an application and curriculum vitae to the conference coordinator. For information on the Pediatric programs, visit the Pediatric Epilepsy Programs website.
Q: Which programs offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit?
A: Two programs offer CME credit: the Advances in Epilepsy program in July and the Pediatric Epilepsy Program for child neurologists in August. The Wake Forest University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Wake Forest University School of Medicine designates these educational activities for a maximum of 15.5 and 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, respectively. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All faculty participating in Continuing Medical Education Programs sponsored by The Wake Forest University School of Medicine are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation.
Q: Who serves as faculty for the programs?

A: Our core faculty and guest lecturers are all respected in their fields and hail from universities throughout the country. This distinguished group of Guest Faculty also includes members of our Advisory Board.

Q: What are the costs associated with attending a program?
A: Tuition and meals for all programs are provided through unrestricted educational grants. For physicians in training (residents and fellows), the grants also cover the costs of lodging and airfare. Practicing physicians attending CME courses (Advances in Epilepsy and Pediatric Epilepsy Program) are prohibited by CME guidelines from having transportation and lodging provided. A special group rate for lodging has been negotiated with Graylyn Conference Center, and assistance with booking flights is available through our conference coordinator. See program descriptions for more information. All participants will be responsible for the cost of ground transportation from the airport to the conference center and back, provided by the center’s shuttle service for $25 each way.
Q: Can participants bring spouses?

A: Spouses/guests are welcome to attend, but should consider that participants will be engaged in an intense course of study from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day. Costs for the spouse/guest must be borne by the participant, including airfare and ground transportation. Graylyn Conference Center's charge for a spouse/guest in the same room is approximately $80 per night including tax & gratuity (includes three meals/day).

Q: I’m an adult neurologist who sometimes sees pediatric patients. Can I attend a pediatric program?
A: While primarily for child neurologists, the Pediatric Epilepsy Program in August is an excellent choice for the adult neurologist who treats epilepsy in children and adolescents. Participants will gain a working knowledge of the unique aspects of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment in this population, and will qualify for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.

Q: What is the Epilepsy MiniFellow Network?

A: The Epilepsy MiniFellow Network, the alumni service of the EMF Programs, seeks to provide opportunities for ongoing education, information sharing and interaction with program alumni.

MiniFellows who register for the MiniFellow Alumni Center of this website can access exclusive alumni information, including:

  • Past issues of Epilepsy Network News
  • MiniFellowship Lecture Series archives
  • A searchable database of all participants
  • Updates to education program materials
  • Slide sets/teaching materials
  • Editorials and commentaries
  • Creative contributions
  • The MiniFellow Memories of recollections and photos
  • Class photos

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