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All year long, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group promotes epilepsy education for patients, their caregivers, medical treatment staff, and the general public. Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group participates in several epilepsy walks and many different fundraising activities that directly benefit the national or local epilepsy foundations and advocacy societies. Check out our upcoming schedule and you may find an activity that interests you.

 

Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference

Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference

September 20, 2014

Time: 9AM-4PM

Cost: free

Where:
Sheraton Mahwah Hotel
1 International Blvd
Mahwah, NJ  07495

Audience: patients, caretakers and professionals who work with them
Breakfast and lunch included

Simultaneous all-day conferences on adult and childhood epilepsy and psychogenic non epileptic seizures taught by epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, social workers, registered dieticians, and nurses who specialize in epilepsy and seizures. 

Our partners: EFNJ, ESSNY/Capabilities, TS Alliance, Seizure Tracker, LGS Foundation

Program

(NURSES AND EEG TECHNOLOGISTS - COURSES IN RED WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR CEU CREDITS)

8-9

Registration and breakfast

 

9-9:15

Session 1 - Epilepsy treatment options
Program introduction

Session 2 - Pediatric epilepsy issues
Program introduction

Session 3 - Adult epilepsy issues
Program introduction

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Introduction to PNES- Lorna Myers, Ph.D

 

9:15-10

Session 1, 2 and 3
How is epilepsy diagnosed: Recognizing types of seizures and imitators of epilepsy –Christos Lambrakis, MD

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Understanding PNES through neuropsychological testing?  Robert Trobliger, Ph.D

 

10-10:45

Session 1, 2 and 3
Epilepsy emergencies and how to prevent them- Marcelo Lancman, MD

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
How is PNES diagnosed through Video-EEG? Christos Lambrakis, MD

 

10:45-11:00

Break

 

11-11:45

Session 1 - Epilepsy treatment options
Choosing “right” medical treatment and recent advances- Neelima Thakur, MD

Session 2 - Pediatric epilepsy issues
Is epilepsy inherited: what do we know about genes in epilepsy- Helio Pedro, MD

Session 3 - Adult epilepsy issues
Mental health issues and epilepsy-Salah Mesad, MD

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Treating PNES through relaxation techniques, logs, and mindfulness-Urmi Vaidya, LCSW

 

11:45-1pm

LUNCH

 

1-1:45

Session 1 - Epilepsy treatment options
Surgical treatment: evaluation and surgical resection-Arno Fried, MD, FACS

Session 2 - Pediatric epilepsy issues
Common epilepsy syndromes in childhood- Stefanie Jean-Baptiste Berry, MD

Session 3 - Adult epilepsy issues
Brain tumors and epilepsy – Jeffrey Politsky, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Treating patients with PNES who also carry a diagnosis of PTSD: Prolonged Exposure Therapy-Lorna Myers, Ph.D

 

1:45-2:30

Session 1 - Epilepsy treatment options
Treatment of epilepsy with medical marijuana –Philippe Douyon, MD

Session 2 - Pediatric epilepsy issues
Autism and Epilepsy-Eric Segal, MD

Session 3 - Adult epilepsy issues
Post-traumatic epilepsy –Enrique Feoli, MD

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Quality of Life and Wellness in PNES-Lorna Myers, Ph.D.

 

2:30-2:45

Break

 

2:45-3:30

Session 1 - Epilepsy treatment options
Diet as treatment of epilepsy-not only for children-Angela Samuels RD CNSC/Eric Segal, MD

Session 2 - Pediatric epilepsy issues
Cognitive problems with epilepsy and excelling in school-Robert Trobliger, PhD

Session 3 - Adult epilepsy issues
Obtaining benefits with epilepsy - Adrienne Arkontaky, attorney 

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Caretakers-how can you be helped and how can you help?-Urmi Vaidya, LCSW

 

3:30-4:00

Session 1 - Epilepsy treatment options
What do we know about alternative treatments of epilepsy- Enrique Feoli, MD

Session 2 - Pediatric epilepsy issues
Planning of transition to adulthood in epilepsy- Adrienne Arkontaky, attorney

Session 3 - Adult epilepsy issues
Women issues in epilepsy – Dr Olgica Laban-Grant

Session 4 - Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)
Closing comments and questions

 

4:15-4:45

Safe and effective core exercises for epilepsy patients
Renata Joy

Nereg has gone GREEN:

All presentations from the conference are available for you to download listed by presenter name. Just click and print. 

• Surviving and thriving in school with epilepsy- Rob Trobliger, Ph.D.
• How is neuropsychological testing used for psychogenic seizures- Rob Trobliger, Ph.D.
• Taking care of the PNES caregivers-Urmi Vaidya Mathur, LCSW
• Treating PNES through relaxation techniques and mindfulness- Urmi Vaidya Mathur, LCSW
• Introduction to psychogenic non-epileptic seizures conference - Dr. Lorna Myers
• Treating patients diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and PTSD - Dr. Lorna Myers
• Quality of life and wellness in Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Dr. Lorna Myers
• Choosing the right medical treatment for epilepsy 2014 - Neelima Thakur, MD.
• Medical marijuana for epilepsy 2014 - Philippe Douyon, MD
• Diet treatments for epilepsy 2014 - Angela Samuels, RD CNSC
• Alternative treatments for epilepsy 2014 - Enrique Feoli MD
• Pediatric epilepsy syndromes 2014 - Stefanie Jean-Baptiste Berry, MD
• Autism and epilepsy: a comprehensive medical approach 2014 - Eric BJ Segal, M.D.
• Transition planning for adults with epilepsy 2014 - Adrienne Arkontaky
• Mental health issues in epilepsy 2014 - Salah Mesad, M.D.
• Social Security benefits for persons with epilepsy and disabilities 2014 - Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq.
• Epilepsy in women 2014 - Olgica Laban-Grant, MD 
• Tumors and epilepsy - Jeffrey M. Politsky, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
• Post-traumatic epilepsy 2014 - Enrique Feoli MD
• Epilepsy surgery 2014 - Arno H. Fried, MD, FACS 
• Introduction to epilepsy and seizures 2014 - Christos Lambrakis M.D.
• Epilepsy emergencies and how to prevent them 2014 - Marcelo Lancman, MD
• Introduction to NEREG's annual epilepsy meeting 2014 - Marcelo Lancman, MD
• Distinguishing epilepsy from non-epileptic seizures using Video-EEG monitoring - Christos Lambrakis M.D.



 

Events that were highlighted in the past

Brain Health Initiative 2017
Webinar: Treating PNES and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using prolonged exposure therapy
5-Borough Bike Tour
Epilepsy Town Hall: Treatment Options for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Webinar session on Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Dr. Lorna Myers
International Epilepsy Day
5-Borough Bike Tour
American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
2016 DSF (Dravet Syndrome Foundation) Family & Professional Conference
Glow Walk and Run for epilepsy and seizures
Bike-a-Thon to raise awareness on epilepsy and seizure
10th National Epilepsy Walk - Washington, DC
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Book release: In Our Own Words
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
Dr. JM Paolicchi, pediatric epileptologist, joins the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) in New Jersey
Dr. Lorraine Lazar, pediatric epileptologist, joins the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) in New Jersey
Exciting changes coming to NEREG Support Groups
NEREG opens new location in Plainsboro, New Jersey