We’re spreading the news about a very important virtual event that is being hosted by the Epilepsy Foundation! We are strong supporters of everything that they do for the community and strongly advise all to attend!

This year, the Epilepsy Foundation is taking its 2020 Community Day virtual and nationwide for everyone! This year’s free event – Innovation & Action to END EPILEPSY – offers a day of latest updates and a chance to connect with others affected by epilepsy, healthcare providers, and the Epilepsy Foundation. 

“Innovation” and “Action” are two sides of a coin in the quest to END EPILEPSY. Innovation crosses all aspects of our lives and how we drive improvement in quality of life and research for people with epilepsy. Action is how we embrace, enact, and embody that innovation to END EPILEPSY. Both are key to overcoming the challenges of epilepsy and finding the best care and, ultimately, cures. 

Join virtually on August 29, 2020

Attend to learn more about what’s new in epilepsy treatments, genetics, how you get involved with the Epilepsy Foundation, and how we can take action together to END EPILEPSY. You can choose and join the sessions that matter to you.

Click here to register!

This event is free to attend but donations to the Epilepsy Foundation are welcome if you enjoy the program.

Agenda (you may notice some familiar names); times are eastern time (ET)

Welcome and Introduction – 11:00-11:10 A.M.

  • Jon Scheinman, Director of Youth Programs, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Laura Thrall, President & CEO, Epilepsy Foundation

Understanding the Epilepsies & What’s Next in Epilepsy Treatment – 11:10-11:55 A.M.

  • Charles Kilbourne, MPA, Board Member, Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
  • David Ficker, MD, Neurologist, University of Cincinnati Health
  • Jacqueline French, MD, Chief Medical and Innovation Officer, Epilepsy Foundation  

Genes and Epilepsy: Understanding the Basics – 11:55 A.M.-12:40 P.M.

  • Shannon Abdual Wahab, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation Orange County
  • Elaine Wirrell, MD, Director of Pediatric Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic and Co-Editor in Chief of Epilepsy.com
  • Kim Nye, TESS Research Foundation, President and Co-Founder

Wellness Break by The Wellness Institute – 12:40-12:45 P.M.

Telemedicine: How We Got Here and What’s Next – 12:45-1:30 P.M.

  • Sue Herman, MD, Director of Epilepsy Program, Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Charuta Joshi, MD, Pediatric Neurologist, Children’s Hospital Colorado

SUDEP: Knowledge Is Power – 1:30-2:15 P.M.

  • Sally Schaeffer, Senior Director SUDEP Institute, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Sam Lhatoo, MD, Director, Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, UT Health
  • Victor and Libby Boyce, The Cameron Boyce Foundation

Wellness Break by The Wellness Institute – 2:15-2:25 P.M.

Cannabidiol: Making Informed Choices – 2:25-3:10 P.M.

  • Freeman and Leanna Dando, TSU representative for the Central & South Texas office
  • Anup Patel, MD, Section Chief of Pediatric Neurology, Nationwide Children’s 
  • Abbey Roudebush, Senior Manager of Government Relations and Advocacy, Epilepsy Foundation

Getting Involved and Making Change – 3:10-3:55 P.M.

  • Jon Scheinman, Director of Youth Programs, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Britt Dorfman, Government Relations and Grassroots Associate, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Miles Levin, Filmmaker

Closing Remarks – 3:55-4:00 P.M.

  • Jon Scheinman, Director of Youth Programs, Epilepsy Foundation

Any questions? Please email pipeline@efa.org