09/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/10/2019 17:07
Watch the recording of this webinar.
Originally published on July 5, 2019.
Webinar on Wednesday, July 24, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
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'
Moderated by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, director of health communications and engagement for the Epilepsy Foundation, our guest speaker will discuss
Nancy McNamara MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Eastern Iowa Program Coordinator, Epilepsy Foundation Iowa
Epilepsy Coordinator, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.