Wellness & Epilepsy Conference


Saturday, November 9, 2019
VisTaTech Center

Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

NOTE: If you are using Google Maps, enter "VisTaTech Center" and not the address (entering the address sends you to a different part of campus)


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INSPIRATIONAL ADDRESS

Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA
Public Speaker ~ Corporate Trainer ~ Problem Solver
Member, Board of Directors - Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
Topic: Mind Games: Playing to Win!

Joy D. Calloway is a charismatic, transformational leader with over 25 years of healthcare and non-profit experience. Currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), Joy is a three-time graduate of The University of Michigan (BA, MBA, MHSA), where she remains very active with her alma mater, mentoring and precepting young professionals. As a seasoned public speaker, Joy addresses topics as wide-ranging as mental health, non-profit board development, community health, leadership, and emotional intelligence. Inducted into the Michigan Chronicle’s Woman of Excellence community in 2014, Joy serves on the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan and is the proud mom to her daughter Vashti, who lives with epilepsy and is now a senior at Hampton University. Her presentation will empower you to make positive change in your life by recognizing what triggers uncomfortable emotions and channeling those emotions in the direction YOU choose. 


FEATURED SPEAKER

Brandy Fureman, PhD
Vice President of Research and New Therapies; Epilepsy Foundation
Topic: From Hope to Help: Transforming Research into Therapies

Brandy Fureman has served as the Vice President of Research and New Therapies at the Epilepsy Foundation since 2016. She oversees all Epilepsy Foundation research programs and priorities for innovation, engagement, and research training. She has successfully spearheaded the implementation of various research initiatives, including the Research Roundtable for Epilepsy, Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conferences, and other Foundation activities to engage people living with epilepsy and families in the research process. She is a principal investigator of the Rare Epilepsy Network, the Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System, and the Human Epilepsy Project. Dr. Fureman's leadership and collaborative vision have enabled the Epilepsy Foundation to engage key stakeholders in science, clinical medicine, and industry to bring progress and hope for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy. Her presentation will highlight some of the important research that Epilepsy Foundation is supporting and how it's leading to better treatments and care. 
 


SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

8:00 – 8:45 am
Registration

8:45 – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks 

9:00 – 9:30 am
Mind Games: Playing to Win!
Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA
Public Speaker ~ Corporate Trainer ~ Problem Solver
Member, Board of Directors - Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

9:30 – 10:30 am
From Hope to Help: Transforming Research into Therapies
Brandy Fureman, PhD – Vice President of Research and New Therapies; Epilepsy Foundation

10:30 – 10:45 am
Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am
New Treatment Review: Cannabidiol, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Laser Ablation

11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Healthy Lunch
Health & Resource Fair

1:15 – 2:30 pm
Breakout Sessions – Early Afternoon

Topic 1
Understanding and Managing Risk Across the Lifespan

Topic 2
Healthy Brain, Happy Life

Topic 3
In Our Own Words: Voices of the Epilepsy Community

2:30 – 2:45 pm
Break

2:45 – 4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions – Late Afternoon

Topic 4
The Art and Science of Epilepsy Diagnosis: Challenging Cases

Topic 5
Aging with Epilepsy: Planning for the Future

Topic 6
Ask the Epilepsy Specialists



KIDS CONFERENCE DAY CAMP

Please take advantage of this program created for children ages 5 – 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 include the following:

• Fun “ice-breaker” games to help kids get to know each other
• An interactive discussion with a pediatric epilepsy specialist from Beaumont Children's
• A variety of age-appropriate group recreational activities for kids to choose from
• A creative group project that will promote teamwork, reflection, and sharing of ideas
• An opportunity to see the Inspirational Address (for older kids who are interested)

To attend, a Kids Conference Day Camp Application must be completed and returned to us. Please contact Pam Bird at 800-377-6226, ext. 1204; pbird@epilepsymichigan.org, and one will be sent to you. A completed application must be received to reserve a spot for your child. SPACE IS LIMITED!




Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:


2018 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference: Videotaped Sessions

Keynote Address
Stacia Kalinoski - Documentary Filmmaker

Causes of Epilepsy: How Etiology Influences Prognosis & Treatment
Andrew Zillgitt, DO - Beaumont Neurosciences   

Cannabis for Epilepsy: Navigating Uncharted Territory
Gregory Barkley, MD – Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Jules Constantinou, MD – Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Evangelos Litinas, MD – Om of Medicine
Ben Rosman – PSI Labs


2017 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference: Videotaped Sessions

Keynote Address
Joyce Bender - Bender Consulting Services

Epilepsy Research: Accelerating New Therapies 
Kathleen Farrell, MB BCh BAO, Director of Clinical Research - Epilepsy Foundation - Presentation Slides
Jason Schwalb, MD, Neurosurgeon - Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Program - Presentation Slides

Medications for Epilepsy: Choices, Chances, and Changes
Rohit Marawar, MD, epileptologist - DMC Harper University Hospital
Kari Vavra Janes, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacist - Ferris State University - Presentation Slides


2016 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference: Videotaped Sessions

Keynote Address
Chanda Gunn - Olympic Hockey Medalist

The Nature of Epilepsy: Research Highlights
William Stacey, MD, PhD– University of Michigan Health System
Yu Wang, MD, PhD - University of Michigan Health System

Beyond Medications: Advances in Epilepsy Treatment
David Burdette, MD - Spectrum Health


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.