PORTLAND, Ore., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces a regional conference on Saturday, April 5 that will highlight a variety of epilepsy related topics. The conference will be held at the Vey Conference Center at Doernbecher Children's Hospital on the OHSU campus in Portland beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference is free and open to the public and will be available via webcast.
Presentations will include "New Treatments and Rescue Medication" by Dr. David Spencer, "SUDEP and Mortality" by Dr. Carter Wray, "Life with Epilepsy" by Sociologist Jan Spencer, "Epilepsy and Mood Disorders in Children" by Dr. Daniel Kriz, and "Individualized Education Plans (IEP) by Stefyni Allen, M.Ed. The conference will also feature a medical panel for questions and answers about epilepsy related topics.
People with epilepsy or families impacted by epilepsy are encouraged to register and attend the event. Professionals wishing to learn more about epilepsy are also encouraged to participate in the conference.
The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest (EFNW) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy. EFNW is the principal advocate for the epilepsy community in Oregon, Washington, Alaska with support to Montana. Nearly 136,000 people are living with epilepsy or seizure related disorders in the northwest.
SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation Northwest