Conferences

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About the Epilepsy Education Exchanges

The Epilepsy Education Exchanges are free annual conferences held in the Berks, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre regions. We invite those living with epilepsy, family members, caregivers, medical and healthcare professionals, and school personnel to explore important topics in epilepsy while developing a network of support and increasing public awareness, education and understanding.

Our educational conferences provide information on a wide array of relevant topics such as the latest in epilepsy treatments and updates; psychological, emotional, and social concerns; clinical trials, employment, and school issues as well as other challenges that those with epilepsy/seizure disorder share.

These conferences are free and open to the public. Travel reimbursement to programs available upon request. Email efepa@efepa.org for more information!

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Spring Conferences

Fall Conferences

Biennial Conferences

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Pediatric Epilepsy Conference

Join us virtually on Thursday, May 13, 2021 for the Pediatric Epilepsy Conference from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to explore topics related to children living with epilepsy.

2021 topics include:

  • “Updates on the Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy” presented by Dr. Muhammed R. Sheikh, LVHN Pediatric Neurology
  • “Navigating Special Education” presented by Angela J. Uliana- Murphy, Esq, Murphy and Murphy, P.C.
  • “Transitioning to Adulthood” presented by Domenico Cavaiulo, Ph.D., Director of Career Independent Living & Learning Studies (CILLS) Program East Stroudsburg University

Adult Epilepsy Conference

Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 for the Adult Epilepsy Conference from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to learn more about the best epilepsy practices in a changing world of care.

2021 topics include:

  • “Epilepsy & Wellness” by Jayant N. Acharya, MD, DM, FAES, FACNS, FAAN, FANA, Penn State Health
  • “Barriers to Optimal Epilepsy Care” presented by Dr. Vinita Acharya, Penn State Health
  • “Comorbidity and Epilepsy” presented by Dr. Mercedes Jacobson, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Women & Epilepsy Conference

Join us virtually on Saturday, April 17, 2021 for the biennial Women & Epilepsy Conference from 9:00 am – 1:30 pm. This program is offered every other year in the spring to focus on the unique and special concerns related to epilepsy that are gender-specific.

2021 topics include:

  • “Women & Hormones” presented by Dr. Allyson Pickard, Jefferson University Hospitals
  • “Planning Pregnancy” presented by Dr. Julie Tsao, Temple University Hospital
  • “Bone Health, Nutrition, and Vitamins” presented by Bethany Thomas, CRNP, Penn Medicine
  • “Managing Stress During the Pandemic,” presented by Dr. Jaime Spinell Zuckerman, Private Practice

Northeast Epilepsy Education Exchange

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