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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 – SUDEP: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy
  • November 11, 2020 – Infantile Spasms: Diagnostics, Treatments and New Therapies
  • December 9, 2020 – Epilepsy, Pregnancy & Conception
  • January 13, 2021 – New Year, New You: Best Self-Management Practices for People with Epilepsy
  • February 10, 2021 – The ABC’s of EEG’s – An Evolving Tool for Epilepsy Diagnosis
  • March 10, 2021 – Genetics and Epilepsy – New Developments and Targeted Treatments
  • April 14, 2021 – Self Advocacy in Epilepsy: Tips and Tricks to Be Your Best Advocate
  • May 12, 2021 – Anti-Epileptic Drugs – How they work, what they do, generic vs. brand and more
  • June 9, 2021 – Epilepsy Surgery – Advancements, Options and Considerations
  • July 14, 2021 – Epilepsy & School Aged Children: IEPs, 504s, Seizure Plans and More
  • August 11, 2021 – Driving, Transportation & Epilepsy

 

 

October 14, 2020, 6:00pm

SUDEP: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy

Everyone is aware of the dangers of fire and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Yet each year, SUDEP kills more Americans than either of these. The Epilepsy Foundation understands and places a priority on the importance of educating and supporting everyone affected by epilepsy, including those who have lost. Join us on as we hear from Sally Schaeffer, Senior Director of SUDEP Institute of the Epilepsy Foundation. Learn why sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is important to talk about, how the SUDEP Institute is leading the charge to put an end to SUDEP and much more.

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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.

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December 9, 2020

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.

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January 13, 2021

New Year, New You: Best Self Management Practices for People with Epilepsy

Join Dr. Elaine Kiriakopolous, Co-Director, HOBSCOTCH Institute for Cognitive Health & Well Being at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center as she discusses best practices for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression as they specifically relate to people with epilepsy.

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February 10, 2021

The ABC’s of EEG’s – An Evolving Tool for Epilepsy Diagnosis

Join us as we welcome Epileptologist and Director of the Epilepsy Program at HOAG, Dr. David Millett as he discusses both the intracacies and advancements in the very well known diagnostic tool; an EEG.

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March 10, 2021

Genetics and Epilepsy – New Developments and Targeted Treatments

Join us for a conversation discussing what we know about the genetics of epilepsy, the benefits and limitations of testing, and how to go about getting testing and insurance coverage.

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April 14, 2021

Self Advocacy in Epilepsy – Tips & Tricks to be your own best advocate

Join our epilepsy patient advocates as they speak from personal experience to amplify the voices of those who face health inequities in our society. You will learn how to take an active, educated role in your treatment, decision making by asking questions to seek clarification and making sure your values and goals are part of the discussion.

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May 12, 2021

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 Epileptologist and Chief of Neurology at Mission Hospital, Dr. Parshaw Dorriz as he gives us an in-depth look at how AED’s are absorbed, travel to our brain and ultimately help stop seizures.

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June 9, 2021

Epilepsy Surgery – Advancements, Options and Considerations

Please join us for a conversation with HOAG Neurosurgeon, Dr. Vivek Mehta, as he talks about epilepsy surgery.

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