Epilepsy Foundation of America

09/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/10/2019 17:07

Webinar on Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery


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Originally published on July 5, 2019.

Webinar on Wednesday, July 24, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET

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Join us for an educational webinar, 'An Overview of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery.' The treatment of epilepsy in children may include medications, prescribed and medically supervised dietary therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, and for some children brain surgery. The best treatment option for each child is different. For some children with medication resistant epilepsy, their journey will include evaluation for brain surgery to see if surgery can improve their chances of becoming seizure free and lower risks related to seizures. Epilepsy teams of specialists that include pediatric epilepsy doctors and nurses, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists assist in the evaluation and treatment of children with medication resistant epilepsy. If your child continues to have seizures despite treatment with antiseizure medication, ask your doctor about referral to an epilepsy center to learn more about available treatment options.


'An Overview of Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery'

  • Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET

Moderated by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, director of health communications and engagement for the Epilepsy Foundation, our guest speaker will discuss

  • What are the effects of seizures on the developing brain?
  • Who should be considered for epilepsy surgery?
  • What does the evaluation for pediatric epilepsy surgery include?
  • What types of epilepsy surgery are available?
  • What are the goals and outcomes for children who have epilepsy surgery?
  • A family's epilepsy surgery journey

Guest Speakers

Nancy McNamara MD
Pediatric Epileptologist
Assistant Professor of Neurology
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Megan Middaugh
Eastern Iowa Program Coordinator, Epilepsy Foundation Iowa
Epilepsy Coordinator, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

Registration closed; watch the recording above

Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.