Fourth Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference

Fourth Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference

Epilepsy in our Daily Lives: Knowledge is Key

AGENDA

8:00 – 8:45 am – Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits

8:15 – 8:45 am – Ask the Doc
Lawrence Bernstein, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem

8:45 – 9:45 am – Welcome/Opening - Kurt Florian, President & CEO, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

  • “Epilepsy: A Guide for Patients and Families” (AAN Video)
  • Presentation and Question & Answer Session
    Rob Moss, Seizure Tracker

9:45 – 11:00 am – Introduction, General Session #1 (Comorbidity of Epilepsy) - Michael Smith, MD, Rush University Medical Center (Moderator)

  • Mental Health
    Michael Schrift, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry
  • Medication Side Effects
     Mitra Habibi, PharmD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy 
  • Memory/Cognitive Impairment
    Jeffrey Britton, MD, Mayo Clinic

11:00 – 11:15 am – Break/Exhibits & Ask the Doc
Saba Ahmad, MD and Alma Bicknese, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

11:15 am – 12:30 pm – General Session #2 (New Treatment and Complementary Therapies)- Michael Smith, MD, Rush University Medical Center (Moderator)

  • Medication
    Sookyong Koh, MD, PhD,  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Surgical Interventions
    Gregory Cascino, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Stress Reduction
    Jen Kim, Peace School

12:00 – 12:30 pm – Ask the Doc
Elizabeth Gerard, MD, Northwestern University and Adriana Bermeo, MD, Rush University Medical Center

12:30 – 1:00 pm – Ask the Doc
Jim Fischer, PharmD. and Patricia Fischer, RN, CCRP, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch/Break/Exhibits

1:30 – 2:45 – Breakouts (Choose One)

   1) Case Presentation: Issues of Daily Living for Adults with Epilepsy with Solutions 

  •  Transportation (telemedicine) 
     Marvin Rossi, MD, PhD, Rush University Medical Center
  • Cost of Medicine (patient assistance vs. generic options) 
    Melissa Mika, RN, Northwestern University
  • Home Safety/Injury
    Patti Ogden, RN, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
  • Use of Medical Marijuana and Other Recreational Drugs and Alcohol
    Roy Sucholeiki, MD, Cadence Health

  2) Transition to Adult Clinical Care

  • Transition from Peds to Adult: Challenges/Barriers
      Michael Kohrman, MD, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
  • Future Planning, Trusts, Guardianship, SSI/SSDI Eligibility
    Darcy Chamberlain, Rubin & Associates