Events & News

Events & News

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 Symposium

Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Symposium

October 28, 2017
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Symposium

Time: 8.30AM-4PM (registration 7.45-8.30)

Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960 

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

2017 Conference Agenda:

7:45-8:30 Registration & Breakfast: sessions 1 and 2
0:15-10:30 BREAK
1:00-2:00 LUNCH


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   


2:00 - 2:30 Frequently asked questions in adult epilepsy. - Jeffrey Politsky, MD 
2:30 - 3:00 Research and advances in epilepsy. - Preeti Puntambekar
3:00 - 3:30 Memory and concentration problems in epilepsy. - Kirsty Bortnik, PhD
3:30 - 4:00 Depression and anxiety in epilepsy. - Katherine Inoyama, MD


9-9:15 Welcome and Program Introduction - Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
9:15-10 Introduction to Psychogenic non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) - Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
10-10:45 How are psychogenic seizures diagnosed - Christos Lambrakis, M.D.
10:45-11 BREAK
11-11:45 Treatments for PNES: evidence-based and new frontiers - Lorna Myers, Ph.D
11:45-12:30 The neuropsychology of PNES - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D.
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:15 PNES advocates speak: Eric L. Nelson and Millie Nelson and Brittney Marie Guertin
2:15-2:30 BREAK
2:30-3:15 Maintaining your quality of life while living with PNES - Marcela Bonafina, Ph.D.
3:15-4 Caring for the Caretaker and local available resources - Ruifan Zeng, Ph.D.
4-5 Informal round table gathering for audience members who wish to stay behind and continue networking


Events that were highlighted in the past

Braddock Park, North Bergen
Webinar: Supporting students with seizures in school
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