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Events & News

2nd Annual NEREG Conference on Epilepsy

2nd Annual NEREG Conference on Epilepsy

2nd Annual NEREG Conference on Epilepsy

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Supported in part by an educational grant from Cyberonics, Inc, Digitrace and UCB.

9:00AM – 10:00AM Registration & Breakfast
10:00AM – 3:00PM Program
12:00PM - Lunch
Sheraton Crossroads
1 International Boulevard #100
Mahwah, NJ 07495

9:00AM – 9:45AM -  Registration & Breakfast
• Program Introduction
Marcelo Lancman, MD
Director, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group 

10:00AM – 10:50AM
• “Pediatric Epilepsy” 
Danielle K. McBrian, MD
NEREG Pediatric Neurologist/Epileptologist
• “Is Epilepsy Inherited? A Guide for Patients and their Families”
Evan Fertig, MD
NEREG Epileptologist
• “Women & Epilepsy”
Olga Laban-Grant, MD
Epileptologist, Associate Director NEREG
• "Depression & Stress in Epilepsy: Management Strategies”
Lorna Myers, PhD
NEREG Director of Clinical Neuropsychology

11:00AM – 11: 15AM - Morning Break 

11:15AM – NOON
• “The Role of Diet in the Management of Epilepsy”
Dana Casendino, RD
NEREG Nutritionist
• “Medications for Epilepsy: Today & Tomorrow”
Jeffrey M. Politsky, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Co-Director, Atlantic Neurosciences Institute,  
NEREG Epilepsy Program Director of Research
• “Cognitive Remediation: Strategies for Memory Problems”
Robert W. Trobliger, PhD
NEREG Neuropsychologist
• “Strategies for living safely with epilepsy: A personal and professional perspective"
Lindsey Veety, PT, DPT, ATP
The Center for Discovery Director of Assistive Technology

12:00PM – 12:50PM - Lunch With The Presenters  

1:00PM – 1:50PM
• “Sleep & Epilepsy”
Georges Ghacibeh, MD, MS
NEREG Epileptologist, Director of Behavioral Health
• “Epilepsy 101”
Enrique Feoli, MD
NEREG Epileptologist
• “The Neurogenetic Basis of Autism with Epilepsy”
Joseph J. Higgins, MD, FAAN
Professor, Dept. Pediatrics, Div. Pediatric Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
• “Surgery & Devices for Intractable Epilepsy”
Arno H. Fried, MD, FACS
Neurosurgeon, Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery at Hackensack
University Medical Center, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at St. Peter’s University Hospital

2:00PM – 2:15PM - Afternoon Break 

2:15PM – 3:00PM
• “Lifetime Planning for People with Disabilities”
Adrienne J. Arkontaky, Esq
Littman Krooks LLP
• "It looks like a seizure, but is it?"
Stephen J. Thompson, MD
Chief, Section of Pediatric Neurology
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program Hackensack University Medical Center
• “Experimental and Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy”
Georges Ghacibeh, MD, MS
Epileptologist, NEREG Director of Behavioral Health
Shannon E. Brophy, RN, MSN, APN-BC
• “Teens, Young Adults & “Epilepsy: Transition Planning”
Harriet Schleifer, Esq.
Littman Krooks LLP 

General Directions to the Hotel: 
Complimentary Covered Parking Facilities
From North
Take New York State Thruway (I-87) South to Route 17 South (exit 15). Follow for 1 mile and take the Mountainside Avenue Crossroads Boulevard Exit. Follow signs to hotel.
From West
Take I-80 East to Route 17 North and follow Route 17 North for approximately 14 miles. Exit at Mountainside Ave/Crossroads Boulevard. Or take Route 202 North to Route 17 North to Mountainside Ave/Crossroads Boulevard.
From Northeast
Take the New York State Thruway (Route 87 North/Route 287 West) to Exit 15 (Route 287 South) to Exit 66 (Route 17 South/Mahwah). Once on Route 17 South, take the exit on the right at Mountainside Avenue/Crossroads Boulevard.
From South
Take Garden State Parkway North to Exit 163 or take I-80 to Route 17 North. Follow Route 17 North approximately 14 miles. Exit at Mountainside Avenue/Crossroads Boulevard.
From Newark International Airport
Follow the signs out of the airport for the New Jersey Turnpike/ I-95. Take the turnpike to Exit 16W. Take Route 3 West to Route 17 North and continue for approximately 18 miles. Exit at Mountainside Avenue/Crossroads Boulevard.
Transportation Options:
Westchester Train Station (AEP) 2.0 miles
Shortline Bus Station (AEQ) 5.0 miles