National Epilepsy Foundation CEO to Speak at Northwest Conference

Oct 22, 2012, 15:50 ET from Epilepsy Foundation Northwest

Medical and Community Professionals Speak about Epilepsy

SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces the annual November Epilepsy Awareness Month Conference to be held at the University of Washington Medical Center – Health Sciences Center in Seattle on Saturday, November 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The educational seminars are open to the public and will provide information about a variety of topics surrounding epilepsy.

Mr. Phillip Gattone, President/CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of America will keynote the conference with a presentation on "The Future of the Epilepsy Movement" highlighting the recent Institute of Medicine report on epilepsy, how the Epilepsy Foundation is engaged in the process, and his vision for the future of the epilepsy movement. Phil has a long personal history with the epilepsy community, which began when his son Philip, now 25, was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of four.

Speakers and topics for the conference include:

The Future of the Epilepsy Movement
Phillip Gattone, M.Ed., President/CEO, Epilepsy Foundation of America

Anti-Seizure Medication
David Vossler, M.D., Medical Director, Neuroscience Institute, UW Medicine-Valley Medical Center

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit A-Z
Jehuda Sepkuty, M.D., Medical Director, Epilepsy Center, Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Epilepsy 101 and Beyond Your Questions – Medical Professional Panel
Christopher Ransom, M.D., Epilepsy Center of Excellence and Neurology, VA Puget Sound
Hillary Shurtleff, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist, Child Psychiatry, Seattle Children's Hospital
David Vossler, M.D. - Medical Director, Neuroscience Institute, UW Medicine-Valley Medical Center
Jehuda Sepkuty, M.D., Medical Director, Epilepsy Center Neurophysiology, Swedish Neuroscience Institute

Caregiver Today – Resources and Opportunities
Brad Peterson, Administrator, Zenith Services, Inc.

Epilepsy and Reasonable Accommodation: An Employer's Perspective
Ryan Warner, MPA, Diversity and ADA Affairs, Washington State Department of Transportation

Transitioning Medical Care
Beth Ellen Davis, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Washington

To register for the conference or for more specific information go to

About EFNW
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