Epilepsy: A Symposium for Physician, Nurses & Community Health Advocates will take place on April 13, 2013 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, KS. Program materials, breakfast & lunch, and 6.5 continuing education credits (based on session attendance and event evaluation completion) are provided for free.
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- Epilepsy treatment
- Psychosocial issues
- Co-occurring conditions
Individual tracks for Physicians, Nurses and Community Health Advocates
- Identify new medications and devices used to treat seizures.
- Implement comprehensive strategies for seizure management.
- Apply quality assessment evaluations to determine seizure types.
- Apply effective medication treatment.
- Determine appropriate milestones for referral.
- Identify resources for support, intervention and education.
7:30 – Registration, exhibits and continental breakfast
7:50 – Welcome & Introductions – Mimi Brown, MPH, HRSA, Project Access
Key Note Address – Public Health Dimensions of the Epilepsies: The context of the 2012 Institute of Medicine Report on Epilepsy – David Thurman, MD, MPH
8:30 – Overview – Nancy Hammond, M.D.
9:15 – Break
9:30 – Concurrent Break Out Sessions for physicians, nurses, community advocates
- Adults – Nancy Hammond, M.D.
- Nurses – Mary Ann Kavalir, CFNP, MSN
- Community Advocates – Teri Strong, PhD
- Pediatrics – Ahmed Abdelmoity, M.D.
11:45 – Break
12:00 – Lunch with special topic tables
- School Nurses
- Epilepsy in Adults
- Epilepsy in Pediatrics
- SUDEP, Status Epilepticus, etc
- Nursing Issues
- Psychosocial Issues
- Employment Issues
- Area Health Education Center
- Project Access
1:00 – Women’s Issues, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, Status Epilepticus -Nancy Hammond, M.D.
1:45 – Q & A Panel Discussion- All Presenters
2:50 – Wrap Up
3:00 – Adjourn