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Treating common neurological conditions in the elderly

Developed by: UKCPA Neurosciences Group


06, Oct 2017


Roben’s Suite,
Guy’s Hospital,
Great Maze Pond,

£ Prices

Members: £130
Non-Members: £199

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The aim of this day is to equip pharmacists with the skills to optimise pharmaceutical care for patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Epilepsy, to identify and understand the main issues affecting their management and how the multidisciplinary team is involved in the patient pathway.

Target audience

This event has been designed for primary and secondary care pharmacists involved in the care of adult patients with Parkinson’s Disease or Epilepsy.  The event is suitable for pharmacists who have recently specialised as well as those who are working at early advanced levels.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this masterclass, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss pathophysiology and risk factors for the development of epilepsy
  • Describe the mechanism of action, pharmacology and pharmacokinetic characteristics, clinical use and principles of treatments for epilepsy, including use of anti-epileptic drugs, treatment of refractory seizures and the role of epileptic surgery.
  • Discuss pathophysiology and risk factors for the development of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Describe the mechanism of action, pharmacology and pharmacokinetic characteristics and clinical use of treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
  • Identify practical approaches to dealing with anti-epileptic drug-drug interactions and the use of drugs known to lower the seizure threshold, in people with epilepsy
  • Discuss lifestyle advice to offer people with epilepsy
  • Identify treatment of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Outline roles of clinical nurse specialists

Additional information

Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty portfolio.  In addition, peer discussion opportunities will be available at this event, which can also be used towards your CPD and portfolios.  Advanced booking essential.

This event has been financially supported by the pharmaceutical industry, including:

Stand sponsors have no input into the content of this event. Promotional stands from these companies will be exhibited at this event. Other pharmaceutical companies have been invited to support this day.