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.

General Group Session

General Group Session

When: October 20, 2018

Time: 8.30AM-4.30PM (registration 7.45-8.30)

Where: Malcolm Forbes Auditorium 
Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960

Breakfast and lunch included

The conference is free of cost.  

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. 

7:45-8:30 Registration and breakfast and Exhibitors
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introductions - Marcelo Lancman, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
8:45-9:30 The Diagnosis of Epilepsy: Differentiating Seizures and Imitators of Epilepsy - Christos Lambrakis, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
9:30-10:15 Advances in dietary treatment for epilepsy - Nicole Dvorak,  MS, RDN, CNSC
10:15-10:30 Break and Exhibitors
10:30-11:15 Surgical Treatments for Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy - Arno Fried, MD, Advanced Neurosurgery Associates
11:15-12:00 Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy and the Role of Medical Marijuana - Firas Taha, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
12:00-1:00 Measuring Thinking, Memory, and Speech in Epilepsy - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch and Exhibitors
2:00-2:30 Research and Advances in Epilepsy​- Preeti Puntambekar, MD, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
2:30-3:00 Safety for Epilepsy: Typical Emergencies and How to Prevent Injury - Lorraine Lazar, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
3:00-3:30 Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy and Medical Treatments - Jeffrey Politsky, MD, Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group​
3:30-4:00 Tackling the Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with Epilepsy - Adrienne Arkontaky, Cuddy Law Firm
4:00-4:15 Evaluations

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