With almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the US, this educational campaign much needed
Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) October 10, 2012
The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) offers an all-day educational program on the management of difficult to treat epilepsy in children in November.
This event is part of the 2012 Epilepsy: Knowledge is Powerful Campaign NEREG is holding throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to promote Epilepsy Awareness. Dr. Marcelo Lancman, Medical Director of the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and a board certified epileptologist, commented: “This year we launched a very ambitious educational program called Epilepsy: Knowledge is Power that aimed to raise epilepsy and seizure awareness thoughout the tri-state area. All in all, we have held 14 epilepsy conferences this year and have reached hundreds of patients, parents, loved ones, educators, and health professionals.”
With almost 3 million people in the U.S. having some form of epilepsy, and one in ten adults likely to experience a seizure during their life, it is completely necessary that more people are well informed about epilepsy facts and first aid.
The November 16 program is meant for parents and health professionals alike. Epileptologist, Dr. Eric Kossoff of Johns Hopkins University will share his insights into diets used for the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy specialists will be speaking on new advances in diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, epilepsy emergencies, autism and epilepsy, infantile spasms, Tuberous Sclerosis, Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, Dravet’s Syndrome, genetics in epilepsy, and neurofibromatosis. The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey will share know-how and local resources for parents and health providers. The Lennox Gastaut Foundation will also be on hand with special information and resources.
The conference is taking place on November 16 at the Hilton Hotel Conference Center at 650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604 and will run from 9AM to 4PM. To register, email events(at)epilepsygroup(dot)com, go to http://www.epilepsygroup.com/news_patients_providers6-20-2-84/management-of-difficult-to-treat-epilepsy-in-children-c.htm
or call 201-643-6676.
For an interview, please contact: Lorna Myers, Ph.D. at lmyers(at)epilepsygroup(dot)com or 212-661-7460, ext. 5.
- Launched in 1998, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) is a multi-site practice in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that offers unique services and comprehensive care to children and adults with epilepsy. NEREG provides state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures, 24/7 patient service, highly skilled and experienced practitioners, and exceptional specialty programs designed to cover a broad range of health care needs in each epilepsy patient. NEREG consists of nine board-certified epilepsy specialists with fellowship training in adult and childhood epilepsy, as well as many other highly skilled health care providers including pediatric/adult neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, epilepsy nurse practitioners, a specially trained nutritionist and epilepsy advocates.