Not another moment lost to seizures

July 27, 2019 9am-2pm

Epilepsy Education Conference 

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT WELLNESS

2019 Conference Agenda (Subject to Change) 

Learn about new research, emerging technologies & treatment options, medicine and therapies to manage seizures.
For adults with epilepsy, parents of children with epilepsy, teens and seniors, caregivers, family members, medical professionals, teachers, school personnel, and the community.


AGENDA 

8:30 – 9:00am   Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am   Keynote Speaker: Stacia Kalinowski

10:00-10:50   Education Session I

  • Overview of Seizures in Children
  • Overview of Seizures in Adults
  • Special Issues for Women with Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy and Legal Issues
  • Thinking and Feeling in Epilepsy
  • Teen Track

11:00-11:50am   Education Session II

  • Food and Epilepsy
  • Genetic Testing
  • Surgery for Epilepsy:Adults
  • Medications for Seizures
  • Surgery for Epilepsy: Children
  • Thinking and Feeling in Epilepsy

12:00pm Quality of Life Panel with Experts

12:20pm   Lunch

1:00-2:00pm  Artificial Intelligence-Impact on Seizures

 


 

MORNING EDUCATION SESSION 1 (10:00-10:50am)                  
Overview of Seizures in Children            
Seizures, epilepsy, diagnosis and therapies
Mark Nespeca, MD,  Rady Children’s, UCSD & Jeff Gold, MD PhD, Rady Children’s 

Overview of Seizures in Adults
Definition of epilepsy, evaluation and treatments
Abraham Chyung, MD-PhD, Scripps Clinic Division of Neurology

Special Issues for Women with Epilepsy
Menstrual cycle effects on seizures; Contraception; Pregnancy and beyond
Monsita Faley, DNP, FNP-BC, Scripps Health

Legal Issues for People with Epilepsy
Work, divorce, criminal justice, school, driving, access to medications
James Grisolia, MD, Scripps Mercy & Lauren Giardina, JD 

Thinking and Feeling in Epilepsy
Memory, thinking, mood, anxiety issues for persons with epilepsy – what’s new and what’s old; Session will repeat at 11:00am
Marc Norman Ph.D., UCSD

Teen Track
A panel of young adults ready to discuss growing up with epilepsy, transitioning to adulthood, and independence. 

MORNING EDUCATION SESSION 2 (11:00-11:50am)

Food and Epilepsy             
Dietary Therapies, LGIT, Atkins, and Ketogenic diets
Vanessa Aldaz R.D., MPH, Rady Children’s 

Genetic Testing            
Genetic testing in epilepsy, when and how testing is performed, and what types of genetic testing results are likely to come back
Tracy-Dixon Salazar, PhD, LGS Foundation

Surgery  for Epilepsy: Children
Indications, Evaluation, Procedures, and Outcomes
David Gonda, MD Rady Children’s & Olivia Kim-McManus, MD Rady Children’s

Surgery  for Epilepsy: Adults
Indications, Evaluation, Procedures, and Outcomes
Sharona Ben-Haim, MD, UCSD Health & June Yoshi- Contreras, MD, UCSD Health 

Update on Medications for Seizures 
Kim Tallian, Pharm.D., APH, BCPP, FCCP, FASHP, FCSHP, UCSD Health 

Thinking and Feeling in Epilepsy
Memory, thinking, mood, anxiety issues for persons with epilepsy – what’s new and what’s old; Session repeated from morning session I
Marc Norman Ph.D., UCSD

GENERAL  SESSION (12:00pm)

Quality of Life Panel with Experts
Dr. Mark Nesepca, Rady Children’s, Kim Tallian, PharmD, UCSD Health, and Stacia Kalinowski


LUNCHTIME  (12:20pm)        

AFTERNOON SESSION (1:00pm-2:00pm)

Artificial Intelligence-Impact on Seizures
Dr. Jerry Shih, UCSD

 

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