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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

October 29, 2016

Time: 9AM-4PM (registration 8-9)

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

2016 Conference Agenda:

7:45-8:30 Registration & Breakfast: sessions 1 and 2

8:30-8:45 Introduction and welcome - Marcelo Lancman, MD

8:45-9:30 How is epilepsy diagnosed: Recognizing types of seizures and imitators of epilepsy - Christos Lambrakis, MD

9:30-10:15 Epilepsy emergencies and how to prevent them - Marcelo Lancman, MD

10:15-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:15 Treatment of epilepsy: Medical, diet and surgical Options - Jeffrey Politsky, MD

11:15-12:00 Alternative treatment of epilepsy and the role of medical marijuana - Philippe Douyon, MD

12:00-1:00 Adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery - Arno Fried, MD

1:00-2:00 LUNCH

SESSION 1 PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY ISSUES

2:00-2:30 Frequently asked questions in pediatric epilepsy - Lorraine Lazar, MD, PhD

2:30-3:00 Do children with epilepsy have cognitive problems and how to ensure success in school - Robert Trobliger, PhD

3:00-3:30 Research and advances in epilepsy - Juliann Paolicchi, MD

3:30-4:00 Planning for transition to adulthood in epilepsy - Adrienne Arkontaky, JD

SESSION 2 ADULT EPILEPSY ISSUES

2:00-2:30 Frequently asked question sin adult epilepsy - Enrique Feoli, MD

2:30-3:00 Research and advances in epilepsy - Phillip Douyon, MD

3:00-3:30 Memory and concentration problems in epilepsy - Kirsty Bortnik, PhD

3:30-4:00 Depression and anxiety in epilepsy - Kirsty Bortnik, Ph.D.


PNES Program:

8:00-9:00AM Registration and Breakfast

9-9:15 Introduction to third annual PNES conference-Lorna Myers, Ph.D.

9:15-10 Introduction to Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures-Lorna Myers, Ph.D.

10-10:45 How is PNES diagnosed using a Video EEG? Christos Lambrakis, M.D.

10:45-11 Break

11-11:45 Treatment of Adults with PNES - Lorna Myers, Ph.D.

11:45-12:30 Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures-neuropsychology as part of the diagnostic process - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D.

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Quality of life and wellness for PNES-Dr. Lorna Myers (NEREG)

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15 Call-in from two PNES advocates

3:15-4 PNES advocates speak with the audience about grassroots initiatives

 

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

SESSION 1 PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY ISSUES
1- Frequently asked questions in pediatric epilepsy - Lorraine Lazar, MD, PhD
2- Do children with epilepsy have cognitive problems and how to ensure success in school - Robert Trobliger, PhD
3- Research and advances in epilepsy - Juliann Paolicchi, MD
4- Planning for transition to adulthood in epilepsy - Adrienne Arkontaky, JD

SESSION 2 ADULT EPILEPSY ISSUES
1- Frequently asked question sin adult epilepsy - Enrique Feoli, MD
2- Research and advances in epilepsy - Phillip Douyon, MD
3- Memory and concentration problems in epilepsy - Kirsty Bortnik, PhD
4- Depression and anxiety in epilepsy - Kirsty Bortnik, Ph.D.

PNES PROGRAM
1- Introduction to Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
2 -How is PNES diagnosed using a Video EEG? - Christos Lambrakis, M.D.
3- Treatment of Adults with PNES - Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
4- Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures-neuropsychology as part of the diagnostic process - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D.
5- Quality of life and wellness for PNES - Dr. Lorna Myers (NEREG)

GENERAL SESSION
1- Annual Educational Meeting
2- Epilepsy Day Oct 2016 - Christos Lambrakis, M.D.
3- Epilepsy emergencies and how to prevent them - Marcelo Lancman, MD
4- Treatment of epilepsy: Medical, diet and surgical Options - Juliann Paolicchi, MD
5- Alternative treatment of epilepsy and the role of medical marijuana - Philippe Douyon, MD
6- Adult and pediatric epilepsy surgery - Arno Fried, MD



 

Events that were highlighted in the past

Sturge Weber Conference
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
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
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
National Epilepsy Walk in Washington, DC