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)

Where:
Malcolm Forbes Auditorium
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 and Exhibitors: sessions 1 and 2
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introductions - Marcelo Lancman, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group 
8:45 - 9:30 How Is Epilepsy Diagnosed: Recognizing Types of Seizures and Imitators of Epilepsy - Christos Lambrakis, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group 
9:30 - 10:15 Epilepsy Emergencies and How to Prevent Them - Juliann Paolicchi, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
10:15 - 10:30 Break and Exhibitors 
10:30 - 11:15 Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy - Arno Fried, MD, Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 
11:15 - 12:00 Alternative Treatment of Epilepsy and the Role of Medical Marijuana - Juliann Paolicchi, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group 
12:00 - 1:00 Treatment of Epilepsy: Medical and Surgical Options - Jeffrey Politsky, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group​
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch and Exhibitors

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. - Alison Morris, JD  

SESSION 2: ADULT EPILEPSY ISSUES

2:00 - 2:30 Frequently asked questions in adult epilepsy. - Jeffrey Politsky, MD 
2:30 - 3:00 Research and advances in epilepsy. - Preeti Puntambekar, MD, PhD 
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


PNES PROGRAM:

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

Nereg has gone GREEN:
All presentations from the conference are available for you to download listed by presenter name. Just click and download. 
Frequently asked questions in pediatric epilepsy - Lorraine Lazar, MD, PhD
Caretakers Talk PNES Conference 2017 - Ruifan Zeng, Ph.D.
The Neuropsychology of PNES - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D.
Do Children with epilepsy have cognitive problems and how to ensure success in school - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D.
Research and Advances in epilepsy Oct 2017 - Preeti Puntambekar, MD, PhD
Treatment of Epilepsy - Jeffrey Politsky, MD
Frequently asked questions in Epilepsy - Jeffrey Politsky, MD
Research and advances in pediatric epilepsy - Juliann Paolicchi, MD
Q for presentation on Research and Advances in Epilepsy - Juliann Paolicchi, MD
Epilepsy Emergencies and how to prevent them - Juliann Paolicchi, MD
Alternative Treatment of Epilepsy - Juliann Paolicchi, MD
Welcome - Lorna Myers, Ph.D
Introduction Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Lorna Myers, Ph.D
Treatments for PNES: evidence-based and new frontiers - Lorna Myers, Ph.D
How is Epilepsy and Psychogenic seizures diagnosed - Christos Lambrakis, M.D.
Depression & Anxiety in Epilepsy 10-28-17 - Katherine Inoyama, MD
Epilepsy Surgery 2 SBMC lecture_updated - Arno Fried, MD, Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 
Callosotomy video - Arno Fried, MD, Advanced Neurosurgery Associates 
Memory and concentration problems in epilepsy - Kirsty Bortnik, PhD
Maintaining your quality of life while living with PNES - Marcela Bonafina, Ph.D.
Planning for transition to adulthood in epilepsy - Alison Morris, JD

 



Events that were highlighted in the past

National Epilepsy Walk in Washington, DC
International Epilepsy Day
PNES Special Interest Group at the American Epilepsy Society meeting
Webinar - Diet Therapy in the Treatment of Epilepsy
Glow Walk and Run
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group conference on Epilepsy and Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
The 2018 Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) Biennial Family & Professional Conference
2018 Take a Walk in Our Genes
Annual Hudson Valley Stroll for Epilepsy
12th National Epilepsy Walk in Washington, DC
International Epilepsy Day
71st Annual American Epilepsy Society
Glow Walk and Run
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