Educational Seminars Highlight National Epilepsy Month

"Meet the Experts" seminars announced for Oregon and Washington


    SEATTLE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation
 Northwest has announced a series of "Meet the Experts" educational seminars
 to be held in Oregon and Washington highlighting November as "National
 Epilepsy Month." The seminars are open to the public and will provide
 information about a variety of topics surrounding epilepsy. The dates and
 topics for the seminars include:
     "Meet the Experts" Educational Seminars
     Oct. 29 -- 6:30 pm "Memory and Other Cognitive Problems in Epilepsy"
     Speaker: Naomi Chaytor, PhD        Location: Seattle, WA
     Nov. 5 - 6:30 pm   "Women and Epilepsy"
     Speaker: Mark Yerby, MD            Location: Portland, OR
     Nov. 12 - 6:30 pm  "Am I a Surgery Candidate?"
     Speakers: Lisa Caylor, MD and Ryder Gwinn, MD Location: Seattle, WA
     Nov. 14 - 6:30 pm   "Epilepsy 101"
     Speaker: David Cawthon, MD         Location: Everett, WA
     Nov. 17 - 9:30 am    "Epilepsy Education Day"
     Speaker: Timothy Powell, MD        Location: Spokane, WA
     Nov. 19 - 6:30 pm    "Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy"
     Speaker: Mark Yerby, MD            Location: Portland, OR
     Nov. 20 - 6:30 pm     "How to Navigate Within the School System"
     Speaker: Vanessa Lewis, Washington PAVE   Location: Renton, WA
     Nov. 29 - 2:30 pm     "Buy a Helmet, Save a Head"
     Host: EFNW/Oregon Comprehensive Epilepsy Program   Location: Portland, OR
     For specific event location information and to register, indicate
 seminar choices and email name and contact information to:, or call 800-752-3509 x105 (Washington) or 888-828-7651
     Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (EFNW) is the principal advocate for the
 epilepsy community in Oregon and Washington serving over 4,000 people each
 year. EFNW helps to ensure people with seizures are able to participate in
 all life experiences; and works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy
 through services, education, advocacy and research. Nearly 63,000 people in
 Washington and 37,000 people in Oregon are living with epilepsy or seizure
 related conditions.
     Washington:  Mineko Sterling            Oregon:    Alta Hancock
                  800-752-3509 x105                     888-828-7651