Wellness & Epilepsy Conference
 
Saturday, October 22, 2016
VisTaTech Center - Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152

 
The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan’s Wellness & Epilepsy Conference is Michigan’s premier educational and networking opportunity for people with epilepsy, family members, and professionals who serve them. Each year, the Foundation brings together an impressive group of experts from around the state to share their clinical and personal insights on epilepsy and wellness. The conference also features a Health & Resource Fair, an inspirational Keynote Address, and a day camp for kids, so the whole family can attend. Please take advantage of the formal and informal opportunities to learn and connect at this year’s conference. 
 
 


 

Kids Conference Day Camp

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is again pleased to offer our Kids Conference Day Camp to any children (ages 2 - 15) who have epilepsy or have a family member with epilepsy. The Kids Conference Day Camp allows parents of campers to enjoy the conference while their children are entertained and cared for across the hallway. Participants enjoy a variety of social, educational, and recreational activities, including the following:

  • Icebreaker activities to help kids get to know each other
  • Age-appropriate activity options for individuals and small groups
  • A creative group project that kids work on throughout the day; the project promotes teamwork, reflection, and sharing of ideas
  • A discussion session, led by an epilepsy health professional, where kids learn more about epilepsy and get the chance to ask questions and share experiences 

To register your child or children for the Kids Conference Day Camp, please complete and return the 2016 Kids Conference Day Camp Application for each child. Space at the Kids Conference Day Camp is limited. To reserve a slot, a completed application must be received before the camp fills up. A $10 per child fee will be requested at registration on the day of the camp. This fee can be reduced in cases of financial hardship. If you have any questions, please contact Russ Derry (800-377-6226 ext. 1302).







THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 SPONSORS


2015 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference: Videotaped Sessions

Keynote Address
Tony Coelho - former U.S. Congressman and primary sponsor of the ADA

Advances in Epilepsy Neurodiagnostics and Neuroimaging
Andrew Zillgitt, DO - Henry Ford Health System     Presentation Slides (due to large file size, this may take several minutes to open)
Eishi Asano, MD, PhD - Children's Hospital of Michigan     Presentation Slides

Epilepsy Open Forum
David Burdette, MD - Spectrum Health
Anastasia Luniova, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Management of Nocturnal Seizures
Nicholas Beimer, MD – University of Michigan Health System
Sucheta Joshi, MD – University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Neeraj Kaplish, MD - University of Michigan Health System

Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy
Zahra Abbas – Adult with Epilepsy 
Gregory Barkley, MD – Henry Ford Health System
Michael Komorn – Komorn Law; Michigan Medical Marijuana Association
Evangelos Litinas, MD, MBA – Om of Medicine


2014 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference: Videotaped Sessions

Keynote Address
Phil Gattone, Epilepsy Foundation     Presentation Slides

Current Trends in Epilepsy Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Patricia Osborne Shafer, RN, MN - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center     Presentation Slides

Epilepsy Open Forum
Brien Smith, MD - Spectrum Health
Seth DeVries, MD - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

The Best (and Worst) of Epilepsy
Amer Aboukasm, MD - St. John Providence Health System
Iqbal Allarakhia, MD - St. John Providence Health System
Cassandra Emerson - adult with epilepsy
Janet Weisz - parent of a teen with epilepsy

Advances in Epilepsy Surgery
Ellen Air, MD, PhD - Henry Ford Health System     Presentation Slides
 

2013 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference: Videotaped Sessions

Keynote Address: Diane Van Deren - Champion Ultrarunner

Current Trends in Epilepsy Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Ruggero Serafini, MD, PhD - Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center     Presentation Slides
William Stacey, MD, PhD - University of Michigan Health System     Presentation Slides

Antiseizure Medications: Striving for "No Seizures, No Side Effects"
Andrew Zillgitt, DO - Henry Ford Health System     Presentation Slides
David Burdette, MD - St. John Providence Health System     Presentation Slides
Jules Constantinou, MD - Henry Ford Health System     Presentation Slides

Safety and Independence: The Epilepsy Balancing Act
Simon Glynn, MD - University of Michigan Health System
Renee Shellhaas, MD, MS - University of Michigan Health System

Adult Open Forum
Brien Smith, MD - Spectrum Health
 

Martha Curtis  gave an inspiring Keynote Address at the 2012 conference. Watch her Keynote Address.