Wellness & Epilepsy Conference

 

More information coming soon regarding the 2021 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference. In the meantime, please feel free to watch recorded sessions from past conferences. 


2020 Recorded Sessions
Inspirational Address - Lemons to Lemonade: Turning Challenges into Action
Jon and Hailey Scheinman

Aim for Zero: Finding Your Path Toward Seizure Freedom - Sponsored by Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Asad Yousuf, MDEpileptologist, Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

7:00 - 8:00pm The Genetics of Epilepsy
Nancy McNamara, MDPediatric epileptologist, Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Virtual Wellness & Epilepsy Conference Day 2

Effective Patient-Physician Partnership for Improved Epilepsy Care - Sponsored by Beaumont Children's
Andrew Zillgitt, DOEpileptologist, Beaumont Health
Alexandra Shaw, MDPediatric epileptologist, Beaumont Children’s
Cheri ComptonAdult with epilepsy

Medications Open Forum
Ayman Haykal, MDEpileptologist, Spectrum Health
Iqbal Allarakhia, MD – Pediatric epileptologist, Ascension
Maggie Faraj, PharmDPharmacist, CAZMA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Jenn BrownParent of young adult with epilepsy

Nurturing Mental Health in the Midst of Uncertainty
Andrea Thomas, MA, LLPPsychologist, Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Renee RoedererHelpline Consultant, Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
 

2019 Wellness & Epilepsy Conference Videotaped Sessions

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! (PowerPoint slides available upon request
 
FEATURED SPEAKER

Brandy Fureman, PhD
Vice President of Research and New Therapies; Epilepsy Foundation
Topic: From Hope to Help: Transforming Research into Therapies (PowerPoint slides available upon request

GENERAL SESSION

New Treatment Review: Cannabidiol, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Laser Ablation (PowerPoint slides available upon request
Gregory Barkley, MD – Epileptologist; Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Ellen Air, MD, PhD – Neurosurgeon; Henry Ford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
 

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.