The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey offers an archive of past webinars to bring you information and education on your time and at your convenience.

New Drug Treatments

Presented by Dr. Evren Burakgazi
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This webinar is about updates on current medical treatment and surgical options for epilepsy patients. There are many new antiepileptic drugs available in providing better seizure control. Also surgical options are expanding from vagal nerve stimulator, deep brain stimulation to respective surgery. It will also review how to choose the best antiepileptic medication based on patient’s epilepsy type, age, gender, underlying co-medical conditions and presence of co-medications.

Autism and Epilepsy

Presented by Dr. Mark Mintz, CNNH

This webinar will speak on the link between an autism and epilepsy diagnosis.

Epilepsy Testing- What it is, why we do it, and how to understand the results

Presented by Dr. Eric Geller, Saint Barnabas

The webinar covers the importance and specifics of epilepsy testing as well as determining the meaning of the results.

Women & Epilepsy

Presented by Dr. Blanca Vasquez
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This webinar is presented in Spanish! Topics include women and epilepsy: hormones, treatment options, and pregnancy.

Epilepsy with Developmental Delay in Adulthood

Presented by Dr. Melissa A. Carran
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Will review some epilepsy syndromes that are common in Adult Patients, their epilepsy classifications, seizure types, electroencephalographs, co morbidities, and treatments.

Pediatric Epilepsy

Presented by Dr. Roopal Karia
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The webinar will talk about how to keep your child safe living with epilepsy. How and when to make a diagnosis as well as deciding the best treatment options for your child will be covered too.

Behavioral and Psychiatric Problems Associated with Epilepsy

Presented by Jean Scornaienchi, PNP, BC – The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health

Psychiatric and behavioral issues are common in children and adults with epilepsy. In this webinar, the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in this population is examined. Causes of psychiatric comorbidities are discussed. Early recognition and treatment of psychiatric disorders in patients with epilepsy is essential for their quality of life and control of their seizures.

Infantile Spasms

Presented by Dr. Harry Chugani, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan

Describes the clinical signs of infantile spasms, discuss the causes which lead to these seizures, and the evaluation and treatment of the spasms. Discusses the various types of brain imaging that are used and explain how these are applied in the diagnosis and management of children with infantile spasms. The first line treatments vigabatrin and ACTH are compared, and their pros and cons explained.

Managing Your Epilepsy

Presented by Dr. Eric B. Geller, Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Saint Barnabas
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Discusses ways people with epilepsy and their families can help take control of their condition and make it easier for their medical team to care for them. Topics include: understanding your diagnosis better, keeping track of your seizures and possible side effects, recognizing other problems that might be related to seizures or seizure treatment, and keeping track of medication. Also discusses some low tech and high tech ways of doing this.

Epilepsy: Back to School

Presented by EFNJ Staff

EFNJ staff discuss epilepsy in the school setting. Topics include seizure recognition and first aid methods to school personnel. In addition, information will be given on how to directly support students who have epilepsy in the classroom.