Webinars & Trainings

Webinars & Trainings 2021-04-09T09:34:15-04:00

Upcoming Webinars & Trainings

If you would like to schedule a seizure recognition and first aid training please contact Rena Loughlin at rloughlin@efepa.org and/or 215-779-8828.

**All trainings are NOT recorded for later viewing.



Seizure Recognition and Management for Law Enforcement Training

Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 11am-12:30pm with Mary Loughlin

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xHkw6ZPuSXaWDLPyBb8tlg

We recognize how important law enforcement response can be to the health and safety of people experiencing seizures. Proper training responding to a seizure is particularly important considering the likelihood of law enforcement personnel encountering such a medical event. This training will teach law enforcement personnel how to recognize the signs and symptoms of various seizure types, the administration of proper seizure first aid, ways in which to handle epilepsy-related events, latest treatments and devices, and the unique needs of people living with epilepsy. There will be time at the end for an interactive Q&A.

This training is MPOETC-approved for 1.5 hours of CLEE credit. Participants or their superiors are responsible for registering for this MPOETC approved course. Our course ID # is CLE01435. A certificate of completion and epilepsy resources will be emailed after the training.

For questions about CLEE credit please contact Rena Loughlin at rloughlin@efepa.org; For questions about the training please contact Mary Loughlin at epilepsywv@efepa.org.


Epilepsy in School: Training for Teachers and School Personnel

Monday, April 19, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm with Seamus Morgan

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fHOdTyOWSGGFbPvyot3ZrQ

This training will acquaint school staff with new seizure classifications, seizure first-aid, and latest treatments and devices to allow them a better understanding of epilepsy and implications for care. The training will also present the social, psychological, and cognitive impacts that epilepsy may have for a student. There will be time at the end for an interactive Q&A. This course is approved for Act 48 and 58 credits. A certificate of completion and epilepsy resources will be emailed after the training.

For questions about the training please contact Seamus Morgan at smorgan@efepa.org.


Epilepsy in School: Training for School Nurses

Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:30-7pm with Mary Loughlin

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4TuALRxVQSCCTi8nqITvaQ

This training will acquaint school nurses with new seizure classifications, seizure first-aid, and latest treatments and devices to allow them a better understanding of epilepsy and implications for care. The training will also present the social, psychological, and cognitive impacts that epilepsy may have for a student. There will be time at the end for an interactive Q&A. This training is approved for Act 48 and 58 credits. A certificate of completion and epilepsy resources will be emailed after the training.

For questions about the training please contact Mary Loughlin at epilepsywv@efepa.org.


Seizure Recognition & First Aid Training for First Responders

Monday, April 26, 2021 from 5:30-7pm with Kerri Michnya

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_–xly07eR_S85JmmywJvKA

This training will teach emergency personnel how to recognize the signs and symptoms of various seizure types, the administration of proper seizure first aid, ways in which to handle epilepsy-related events, latest treatments and devices, and the unique needs of people living with epilepsy. This training is approved for CEUs in the EMS registry. Those who need CEUs will be entered into the class in the EMS registry by the EFEPA. A certificate of completion and epilepsy resources will be emailed after the training.

For questions about CEUs, please contact Rena Loughlin at rloughlin@efepa.org; For questions about the training, please contact Kerri Michnya at kmichnya@efepa.org.


Seizure Clusters: Unmet Needs and Emerging Formulations

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vKPZtwX9QB2wHWOtK2g69w

Chris Dietrich from Aquestive Therapeutics will provide an overview of seizure clusters, seizure cluster management, seizure action plans, and rescue medication options.


Seizure Recognition and First Aid for the General Public & Caregivers

Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm with Ellen Baca

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z4TEsZ-GQCSDGrA9Pb74ow

This training will present an overview of seizure types, the administration of proper seizure first aid, the latest medical treatments and devices, unique challenges faced by those diagnosed with epilepsy, and information about seizure action and hospital plans. A certificate of completion and epilepsy resources will be emailed after the training.

For questions about the training please contact Ellen Baca at lv@efepa.org.

Webinar Recordings

Epilepsy Care & Vaccines During the Pandemic

Learn about epilepsy care during the pandemic and vaccine safety presented by Dr. Brian Hanrahan, Epileptologist at St. Luke’s Neurology.


International Epilepsy Day

Take a trip around the world with with Dr. Joyce Liporace and Tony Coelho to learn about the impact epilepsy has globally.

Special thanks to our Sponsors: Eisai, Greenwich Biosciences, UCB


Advanced Treatment Options for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Learn about advances in neurostimulation from Dr. Ashwini Sharan, Dr. Christopher Skidmore, and a patient who has benefited from the RNS System.


Introducing the Transition Social Group Program

Learn about a new virtual Transition Social Group Program presented by our partners at The Next Steps Program. What is the Transition Social Group Program? It’s a virtual social group designed for individuals with disabilities, going through the process of transitioning out of high school into independent living or into vocational environments. A place to share experiences, learn new concepts, and to have fun. Targeted participants are 14-26-year-olds diagnosed with a disability.


Navigating Special Education During Covid-19: What Families Need to Know

Presenter Angela Uliana-Murphy discusses Special Education/IEPs and how to ensure your child has access to the same learning opportunities and services as peers as outlined in the IEP.


Check out the calendar for more events & programs!