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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.



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.



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.



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.