About the Epilepsy Education Conferences



In spring and fall, the EFEPA holds free annual conferences 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!



Special Thank You to our Conference Series Sponsors:





Spring Conferences



Adult Epilepsy Conference

Taking Back Control: Living Your Best Left with Epilepsy

Thursday, March 9, 2023
6 PM – 8 PM

Topics & Speakers:

  • Implementing Strategies to Cope with Memory Challenges in Epilepsy by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College & Director of the HOBSCOTCH Institute for Cognitive Health and Well-Being at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Epilepsy Center
  • Mental Health IS Health by Dr. Jaime Zuckerman, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Women’s Conference

Celebrating Diversity in Women’s Health and Epilepsy: Hormonal Wellness and Empowerment Conference

Saturday, April 22, 2023 

10 AM – 1 PM

Towne Hall at Towne House, 117 Veterans Square, Media, PA 19063


Topics & Speakers:

  • Care Considerations Before, During and After Pregnancy by Genna Waldman, MD, Penn Medicine  and Lindsay Higdon, MD, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
  • Empowering Yourself Inside and Outside the Doctor’s Office by Lisa Borodyanskaya, epilepsy community member and Mindy Ganguly, MD, Penn Medicine

  • Symphony of the Brain and Body: Female Sex Hormones and Epilepsy by Valeriya Poukas, MD, Temple and Ramya Raghupathi, MD, Penn Medicine

  • Panel for Questions and Answers by All Speakers & Joyce Liporace, MD, Penn Medicine, Armina Omole, MD, PhD, GlaxoSmithKline,  Mercedes Jacobson, MD, Temple,  Ramya Raghupathi, MD, Penn Medicine and epilepsy community members.

Pediatric Epilepsy Conference

Moving Beyond the Diagnosis: A Pediatric Approach to Medication and Testing

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Topics & Speakers:

  • Medication and More: the Latest in Anti-Epileptic Medications & When to Consider Devises
    • Speaker: Dr. Todd Barron, Wellspan Health Neurosciences Director
  • Neuropsychological Testing: What, Why, and When This Key Testing Should Occur
    • Speaker: Dr. Tom Flynn, Pediatric Neuropsychologist and Director of Neuropsychology at CHOP 



Fall Conferences


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Biennial Conference



Women & Epilepsy Conference | La Epilepsia y Tú



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Past Conferences

Watch the 2022 Updates in Epilepsy Conference:


Watch the 2022 Adult Epilepsy Education Conference:



A very special Thank You to the Conference Series Sponsors: Marinus and UCB


Thanks to the Vendor Sponsors: Eisai, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and SK Life Science 



Watch the 2022 Pediatric Epilepsy Education Conference:



A very Special Thank You to the Conference Series Sponsors: Marinus & UCB


Thanks to the Vendor Sponsors: Aquestive Therapeutics & Jazz Pharmaceuticals



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