Presentations

Medical Management and Assessment

Cannabinoids and Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Hype
Delivered on March 26, 2015 by Dr. Tiffany Townsend, a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy. This educational session included information about the clinical research into this substance, mechanisms of action, impacts on the brain, biochemical interactions, safety issues, and current Health Canada regulations in regards to it.

Genetics and Epilepsy
Delivered on September 30, 2014 by Dr. Michelle Demos, a neurologist at BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series. Click here to watch the video of the presentation.

Anticonvulsant Therapy 
Delivered on October 15, 2013 by Dr. Sia Michoulas, a neurologist at BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Epilepsy Surgery 
Delivered on September 10, 2013 by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil, an neurologist at Vancouver Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy
Delivered on July 11, 2011. It addresses the potential use of VNS therapy in refractory epilepsy.

What To Do If Medications Fail
Delivered on January 12, 2011 by Dr. Linda Huh, a neurologist from BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Advances in Epilepsy Treatment: New and Emerging AEDs
Delivered on July 5, 2011 by Dr. Dr. Raman Sankar, a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at UCLA.


Mental Wellness, Advocacy and Relationships 

Self-Advocacy for People with Epilepsy
Delivered on June 6th, 2013 by Registered Social Worker Kathryn Sykes. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

All About Epilepsy: Overcoming the Challenges of Epilepsy and Analisa's story about epilepsy
Delivered on March 26, 2013 by various speakers about the medical and lifestyle issues related to living with epilepsy. 

Mindfulness for Stress Management for Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy
Delivered on May 22, 2012, by Dr. Dzung Vo from BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Family Dynamics 
Delivered on November 15, 2010 by Dr. Audrey Ho, Dr. Joseph Zaide, Susan Murphy, Registered Nurse and Parent, and Rita Marchildon, Child Life Specialist and Parent. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.


Learning Difficulties and Sleep Disorders

Epilepsy and Memory
Delivered on October 20, 2014 by Dr. Jing Tan, a neuropsychologist at Vancouver General Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series. Click here to watch the video of the presentation.

Sleep and Epilepsy 
Delivered on July 16, 2014 by Dr. James Lee, a neurologist at BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series. Click here to watch the video of the presentation.

Neuropsychology and Epilepsy
Delivered on November 20th, 2008 by Dr. Sare Akdag, a neuropsychologist from BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.


Gender Issues

Issues for Women with Epilepsy 
Delivered on April 29, 2014 by Dr. Tiffany Townsend, an adult neurologist at Vancouver Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

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