The Epilepsy Foundation Orange County is pleased to offer the first ever “#WOMENSTRONG -Women & Epilepsy Wellness Expo” on May 16, 2020 at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. This event one of a kind event will focus on the special concerns and needs of women and epilepsy – to include emotional health, stress management, sleep, diet & nutrition, physical activity, independent living, social relationships, education & employment and medical concerns. Attendees will experience a wide variety of exhibitors unique to women and girls living with epilepsy.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
8 AM Registration
9 AM Opening
Stacia Kalinoski is an Emmy award-winning TV journalist who lost her reporting career to a seizure. Stacia then explored the option for brain surgery, and when doctors told her she qualified, an idea struck. She could help reduce the stigma of epilepsy by sharing her journey in a documentary, called Brainstorm.
Brainstorm aired on PBS stations across the country, and Stacia now inspires audiences to overcome their own challenges. She sees the documentary as her payback to the epilepsy community, for doctors giving her her life back.
Dr. Mona Sazgar is Clinical Professor of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of California, Irvine. Her prior appointments include professorship at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Sazgar earned her medical degree from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. She fulfilled her neurology residency at the University of Alberta, also in Canada, and her clinical neurophysiology EEG/epilepsy fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Sazgar went on to Harvard Medical School, in conjunction with Children’s Hospital Boston in Massachusetts, to complete her clinical neurophysiology/pediatric epilepsy fellowship.
Dr. Sazgar is the author of the book Absolute Epilepsy and EEG Rotation Review: Essentials for Trainees, Springer 2019 and the editor of the textbook Controversies in Caring for Women with Epilepsy, Springer 2016. In addition to her vast experience as Principal Investigator for several clinical trials in epilepsy, she has served as a reviewer for multiple renowned medical publications and associations including the American Academy of Neurology and the Epilepsy Research Journal. Dr. Sazgar is a sought-out national and international speaker and educator, and she is a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Sazgar is also an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and was recognized as an Orange County Physician of Excellence while also earning a Physician’s Recognition Award by the American Medical Association. She is ranked as a Top Doctor according to US News & World Reports.
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