Course Co-Chairs

Matthew D. Smyth, MD
John Zempel, MD, PhD

Presented By

Neurosurgery and Neurology Departments
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Credit Provided By

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Continuing Medical Education


Eric P. Newman Education Center
Washington University Medical Center
St. Louis, MO

Course description

This course will consist of both didactic and lab sessions.  Lectures will emphasize SEEG indications, planning and multimodality imaging.  Labs will demonstrate software and equipment to familiarize the participant with three dimensional electrode placement and visualization.

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to improve understanding of patient selection for SEEG, SEEG technique, and interpretation of SEEG data to improve the care and outcomes of children with medically refractory epilepsy.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and select patients that are candidates for SEEG evaluation
  • Describe planning strategies utilizing SEEG software
  • Discuss SEEG implantation technique, strategies and pitfalls
  • Recognize SEEG data interpretation for optimizing patient care during the next step of resective surgery


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credits available for this activity:

American Medical Association (AMA Credit)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC Credit)

This activity is awarded up to 14.25 ANCC contact hours.