TOPICS & SPEAKERS
Emerging Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Epilepsy with Dr. Jerry Shih
Medication Updates with Kim Tallian, PharmD
Surgery for Epilepsy with Dr. David Gonda
Cognitive and Memory Strategies: How Epilepsy Impacts Brain Function with Dr. Marc Norman
VIRTUAL (VIDEO RECORDINGS)
•Adult Epilepsy 101 with Dr. Abraham Chyung
•Pediatric Epilepsy 101 with Dr. Neggy Rismanchi
•Epilepsy Treatment Options with Dr. Olivia Kim-McManus
•Women With Epilepsy with Monsita Faley, DNP, FNP-BC
•Legal Rights with Lauren Giardina, J.D.
•Ketogenic Diet Therapies for Intractable Epilepsy with Vanessa Aldaz, MPH, RDN, CDCES
Access to Both In-Person and Virtual Topics
Free On-Site Parking
Shaded Outdoor Venue
Coffee and Refreshments
Q&A with Professional Speakers
Guided Meditation Exercise
Opportunity Drawing for Prizes
Information About No-Cost Programs and Services
Access to Vendors and Resources
Vendors & Resources:
Challenged Sailors San Diego
Providing therapeutic and recreational adaptive sailing opportunities for people with disabilities to enhance their dignity, well-being and independence.
Cross Roots Fresh Cold-Pressed Juice
Cold-presses the freshest organic ingredients from local farms to create raw juice and delivers it to your doorstep. Samples available.
Kate Recore, Author of Brain Storm: An Electrifying Journey
At the age of 23, Kate began having seizures in her sleep. Kate’s inspiring story leads us along her path through seizures to acceptance and wellness. Her journey continues, as she endeavors to bring awareness to the dangers of misdiagnosis, and to eliminate the lingering misconception about epilepsy. Signed book copies available for purchase.
8:00 am Registration and Sponsor Marketplace Open. Light Refreshments Served.
8:30 am Welcome – Wendy -Conn, President & CEO
8:35 am Keyote Speaker – Dr. Lee Rice, Family & Sprots Medicine Physician
9:15 am Break (Sponsor Marketplace, Refreshments and Networking)
9:30 of Professionals featuring clinical pediatric genetic counselor Sophia Ceulemans, Neurologist Dr. Abraham Chyung, Neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Gertsch, Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Robert Gray, Pediatric Neurologist & Epileptologist Dr. Maria A. Montenegro and Pediatrician Dr. Howard Taras. Facilitated by Wendy -Conn
10:45 am Break (Sponsor Marketplace, Refreshments and Networking)
11:00 am Panel of Lived by Kelley Grimes, MSW
12:15 pm Closing Remarks, followed by Sponsor Marketplace and Networking
With your help, The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.
Our wide array of programs and services serve people living with epilepsy, families, friends and caregivers.
All of our programs and services are offered at no-cost.