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Sarah Dailey, Author at Epilepsy Foundation Orange County

22 Jul

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Announcing Virtual Epilepsy Education Series

July 22, 2020 | By |

The Epilepsy Foundation Orange County is offering an ONGOING Virtual Epilepsy Education Series, to be held on the second Wednesday of every month. This series is for people living with epilepsy, caregivers and family members.

 

Topics include:

  • September 9, 2020 – Epilepsy, Pregnancy & Conception
  • October 14, 2020 – AEDs: How They Work, What They Do, Generic vs. Brand and More
  • November 11, 2020 – Infantile Spasms: Diagnostics, Treatments and New Therapies
  • December 9, 2020 – American Epilepsy Society Review
  • January 13, 2021 – New Year, New You: Best Self-Management Practices for People with Epilepsy
  • February 10, 2021 – Epilepsy Surgery: Advancements, Options and Considerations
  • March 10, 2021 – Seizure Alerts: Diaries, Devices and Dogs
  • April 14, 2021 – Self Advocacy in Epilepsy: Tips and Tricks to Be Your Best Advocate
  • May 12, 2021 – SUDEP – Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: What You Need to Know
  • June 9, 2021 – The ABCs of EEGs: An Evolving Tool for Epilepsy Diagnosis
  • July 14, 2021 – Epilepsy & School Aged Children: IEPs, 504s, Seizure Plans and More
  • August 11, 2021 – Driving, Transportation & Epilepsy

 

 

September 9, 2020, 6:00pm

Epilepsy, Pregnancy and Contraception

Epilepsy affects women differently. Their hormonal and menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause—all of those life stages are affected by epilepsy. The treatment of their epilepsy may be affected by their hormonal state or their epilepsy and its treatment could affect their hormones. Join us as we discuss the research surrounding epilepsy and pregnancy and provide strategies to help minimize risks for both mother and baby.

Register

 

October 14, 2020, 6:00pm

Anti-Epileptic Drugs: How They Work, What They Do, Generic vs. Brand and More

For most people with epilepsy, treatment for their seizures includes anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). But what do these drugs do? Join us as we get an in-depth look at how AED’s are absorbed, travel to our brain and ultimately help to stop seizures. Additionally, we will discuss generic vs. brand AED’s, the differences and what is best for you.

Register

 

November 11, 2020, 6:00pm

Infantile Spasms: Diagnostics, Treatments and New Therapies

During this webinar, leading pediatric epileptologists from CHOC will focus on the challenges of diagnosing and treating Infantile Spasms, and how advances in epilepsy medicine and technology have improved this process. We will also take a look at currently available treatment options for infantile spasms.

Register

 

December 9, 2020

American Epilepsy Society (AES) in Review

The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in this country. At their annual meetings physicians from around the world gather to discuss the newest research and developments in epilepsy. Join one of our local epileptologists and they bring us first-hand, up to date information from this esteemed event.

Register

 

 

22 Jul

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Seizure First Aid Certification Training – August 13

July 22, 2020 | By |

This training takes place on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

What is it?
The Seizure Recognition and First Aid Training was developed by the Epilepsy Foundation. It contains information and activities on seizures, epilepsy, and seizure first aid. The first aid procedures reflect the standard of knowledge and current best practices.

Who can take it?
Adults can participate in the training. It is available through instructor led, live webinars and through your local Epilepsy Foundation.

Register in Advance
Click the button for additional details and registration. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to a quick pre-test.

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How long is the certificate valid?
Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a two-year certification that can be renewed in the future.

More Information?
Contact Epilepsy Foundation Orange County at epilepsyorangecounty@efa.org or check epilepsy.com/firstaid.

 

26 Jul

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Special Education & Distance Learning Webinar #2 – Aug 13

July 26, 2020 | By |

TASK, Epilepsy Foundation Orange County and Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles invite you to join us for the second of two Special Education and Distance Learning Webinars on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm PST.

Date: August 13
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

Navigating Distance Learning COVID-19

Does the special education process seem overwhelming and confusing? Does it seem even more uncertain now that schools have closed? This webinar will help guide you through the special education process, help you understand what school may look like for your child in the upcoming school year, and provide tools to help you successfully navigate special education during COVID-19.

Speaker:

Paula West-Hernandez, Project Manager, Region 2, TASK

How to Register

Register for this FREE Zoom Webinar online at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-GoqzwiEtUDbZcU73kAxViwjY0JRXU4

Questions?

Contact Paula West-Hernandez, Project Manager, TASK at paulawh@taskca.org or 714-365-9191 OR Shannon Abdul-Wahab, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation Orange County at sabdulwahab@efa.org or 714-798-EFOC.

02 Jun

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COVID-19 Local Operations Update

June 2, 2020 | By |

As many of us are hearing reports of states, counties, and cities throughout the United States beginning to reopen in different phases, you are probably wondering how this effects your local Epilepsy Foundation. We are continuing to operate based on the most recent guidance issued by our public health experts and government officials surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of our community.

Our highest priority has been and continues to be the health and well-being of our community. As you know, we have not been able to host in person activities since early March when the stay-at-home orders first went into effect. At this exact time we do not yet know as to when restrictions will be lifted to allow us to resume our in-person activities. We are hoping that our much loved programs, like Family Weekend Camp, and crucial fundraising and awareness events, including our biggest community event, the Walk to END EPILEPSY® in November, may reunite us all in person.

Due to the ban on in-person gatherings, and local health and safety guidelines, our current remote-based staff team is focused on making sure to continue ongoing services and introduce some new activities in a virtual capacity.

We have been so pleased and are forever grateful for the interest and participation you all have shown in our virtual events – from support groups, comedy corner, Instagram Live Events, art therapy and our upcoming Innovations in Epilepsy Webinar series. To learn more about upcoming programs and events, please visit www.epilepsyorangecount.org .

Always remember that we are here for you, just as much as we were before the pandemic. Know that we miss seeing you in-person but are loving still being able to see you virtually and we are here to assist if you need anything.

Please contact us at epilepsyorangecounty@efa.org or call 714-798-EFOC.

22 Jul

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Epilepsy, Pregnancy and Contraception – Sept 9

July 22, 2020 | By |

Epilepsy affects women differently. Their hormonal and menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause—all of those life stages are affected by epilepsy. The treatment of their epilepsy may be affected by their hormonal state or their epilepsy and its treatment could affect their hormones.

Date: September 9, 2020
Time: 6pm

Join us as we discuss the research surrounding epilepsy and pregnancy and provide strategies to help minimize risks for both mother and baby.

Register Now

 

20 Jan

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4th Annual Care & Cure Gala

January 20, 2020 | By |

 

Please join us online
September 26th, 2020 at 6PM (PST)
for a unique virtual Care & Cure celebration
as we honor the outstanding John Baird,
Principal Partner, Group and Grandfather to a child with epilepsy.

 

The Epilepsy Foundation OC is honored to host our 4th annual OC Care & Cure Gala – celebrating the life-changing work of the national Care & Cure Institute. For the past 14 years, the Care and Cure Institute has focused on improving access to specialty care for children with epilepsy by funding the training of pediatric epileptologists. This work is vital because 50% of epilepsy cases begin in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. As a result, our children are the most vulnerable to the detrimental effects of the disease.

By training these new epilepsy specialists, we have dramatically reduced wait times to see a specialist resulting in distinctly improved outcomes for children. If seizure intervention is not secured at an early age for children, their long-term cognitive and physical development can be compromised, indefinitely stunting their long-term potential.

Our ultimate goal is no child diagnosed with epilepsy. Until then, your support ensures that children with epilepsy can get specialty care and the epilepsy research thrives in our region-giving children and their families hope for cures.

 

Click for more info & ticket purchase

22 Jul

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Anti-Epileptic Drugs: How They Work, What They Do, Generic vs. Brand and More – Oct 14

July 22, 2020 | By |

For most people with epilepsy, treatment for their seizures includes anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). But what do these drugs do?

Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 6pm

Join us as we get an in-depth look at how AED’s are absorbed, travel to our brain and ultimately help to stop seizures. Additionally, we will discuss generic vs. brand AED’s, the differences and what is best for you.

Register Now

21 May

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Epilepsy Orange County is now a HOBSCOTCH Certified Chapter

May 21, 2020 | By |

Taking Control: Building Skills to Improve Cognitive Challenges in Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurologic disease that impacts approximately 3.5 million people in the United States. Over half of people living with epilepsy report difficulties with cognition. This can include problems with attention, thinking, learning, remembering, reasoning and planning.

HOBSCOTCH (Home-Based Self-Management and Cognitive Training Changes Lives) is an epilepsy self-management program designed to assist people manage and cope with their cognitive problems in order to feel more in control and lead happier more productive lives.

Problem Solving Therapy is a key component of the HOBSCOTCH program.

We invite you to contact the Epilepsy Foundation Orange County to learn about how HOBSCOTCH can help you to improve organizational skills, disease management and social skills.

22 Jul

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Infantile Spasms: Diagnostics, Treatments and New Therapies – Nov 11

July 22, 2020 | By |

During this webinar, leading pediatric epileptologists from CHOC will focus on the challenges of diagnosing and treating Infantile Spasms, and how advances in epilepsy medicine and technology have improved this process. We will also take a look at currently available treatment options for infantile spasms.

Date: November 11, 2020
Time: 6pm

Register Now

22 Jul

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American Epilepsy Society (AES) in Review – Dec 9

July 22, 2020 | By |

The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in this country. At their annual meetings physicians from around the world gather to discuss the newest research and developments in epilepsy.

Date: December 9, 2020
Time: TBD

Join one of our local epileptologists and they bring us first-hand, up to date information from this esteemed event.

Register Now