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Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference

 Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference

October 29, 2016
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference

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


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


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 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