1. Seizure Etiology/ Therapies:
"Unraveling the Mystery: Navigating Episodic Disorders for Accurate Diagnosis and Management"
In this enlightening lesson, we will embark on a journey to unravel the complexities of episodic disorders. Episodic disorders are characterized by recurring episodes of symptoms that can be puzzling and challenging to diagnose. This interactive session aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively sort through the intricacies of episodic disorders for accurate diagnosis and management.
Through engaging case-based scenarios, participants will explore a wide range of episodic disorders across various medical specialties. We will delve into the diagnostic challenges presented by conditions such as seizures, syncope, stroke, imbalance, and weakness. Participants will gain insights into the clinical features, triggers, differential diagnoses, and diagnostic tests specific to each disorder.
Additionally, we will address the management strategies for episodic disorders, including lifestyle modifications, pharmacological interventions, and non-pharmacological approaches. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles behind treatment selection, individualized care plans, and owner education.
By the end of this lesson, participants will have developed a comprehensive understanding of episodic disorders and the strategies to effectively sort through the diagnostic challenges they present. This session will equip veterinary professionals with the tools necessary to provide accurate diagnoses, develop tailored treatment plans, and improve the quality of life for patients with episodic disorders.