Wellness & Epilepsy Conference
 


2014 WELLNESS & EPILEPSY CONFERENCE

Saturday, October 11, 2014*

Diamond Center, Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

*Please note: due to scheduling conflicts, the conference will be held in October this year, instead of November. 





FEE STRUCTURE*
Standard Fee
people with epilepsy, family members, and friends 
$50
Professional Fee
professionals serving people with epilepsy
$75
Kids Conference Day Camp Fee
children (ages 2 - 15) accompanying a registered adult conference participant
$10 per child
(pay at the door)

*Financial assistance is available upon request 
(contact Russ Derry, 800-377-6226 ext. 1302)






KIDS CONFERENCE DAY CAMP

Please take advantage of this program created for children ages 2 – 15 who have epilepsy or have a family member with epilepsy. The Kids Conference Day Camp takes place at the same time and location as our Wellness & Epilepsy Conference. This allows parents to attend the conference while their children learn, make new friends, and have fun in a safe environment.

Activities will include the following:
  • Fun “ice-breaker” games to help kids get to know each other
  • An interactive discussion with a pediatric epileptologist
  • “Choice” time (a variety of group recreational activities for kids to choose from)
  • A creative group project that kids will work on throughout the day that will promote teamwork, reflection, and sharing of ideas


IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

Due to space and staffing limitations, there are only a limited number of slots available. To reserve a space for your child, complete and return the Kids Conference Day Camp Application (do not register your child for the Wellness & Epilepsy Conference). Spaces will only be reserved for children for whom a completed Kids Conference Day Camp Application has been received. Slots will not be held based on verbal requests, email requests, or anything other than a completed application. Children showing up on the day of the conference who have not already submitted applications will not be allowed to participate in the day camp. 

Payment of $10 per child will be requested at check-in on the day of the event (cash, check, or credit card accepted). The fee helps to cover the cost of breakfast, lunch, snacks, facility rental, staffing, and supplies.


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
 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2013 SPONSORS:
 
Premier Keynote Sponsor
St. John Providence Health System

Health & Resource Fair Sponsor
University of Michigan Health System

Education Partner & Kids Conference Day Camp Contributor
Beaumont Health System

Premier Wellness Sponsor
Spectrum Health

Networking Sponsor
Henry Ford Health System

Education Partner
UCB

Education Partner
Lundbeck

Education Contributor
Children's Hospital of Michigan

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