10 Sep
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November 1 – Emory Epilepsy Symposium

SAVE DATEThe Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia will be teaming up with the Emory Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to kickoff Epilepsy Awareness Month with the 6th Annual Epilepsy Symposium on Saturday, November 1, 2014. This year the program will be moving to a new venue, the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Center at Stone Mountain Park, and will run from 9am until 2pm. The symposium will feature both a professional and a patient/caregiver track of epilepsy-related workshops.

Dr. Selim Bendadis, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of South Florida will serve as the Keynote Speaker. His topic will be “Gaps in Epilepsy Care”. Following his remarks, the program will break out into professional and lay sessions.

Topics to be covered during the professional sessions include an AED Update, the Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy and SUDEP. These sessions are open to physicians, nurses, social workers and EEG Techs and are approved for 5 hours of CME credit. The Caregiver/Patient sessions will cover Psychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy, Safety Issues for People with Epilepsy and Medical Marijuana. Roundtables will include discussions of Women’s Issues, Epilepsy Self- Management Programs and Epilepsy Resources in the Community.

Registration fee for physicians is $100 and $75 for other healthcare providers. The fee for patients and caregivers is $25, or $40 maximum for a family up to 4 persons, scholarships will be available. The registration fee for all participants includes admission into Stone Mountain Park for the day, light refreshments and lunch.

For more information on the symposium please view the registration PDF EPILEPSYSYMPOSIUM 2014  or call Keir Gray at 404-727-5695. Online registration will be available soon.