Webinars & Trainings

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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.


Epilepsy in School: Training for School Nurses

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm with Ellen Baca

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w2YRR9NORIGAS5A1f562uA

This training will present an overview of epilepsy/seizures and acquaint nurses with new seizure classifications, seizure first-aid, medical treatments, and medications 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 participation will be given at the completion of the training as well as epilepsy resources.


Seizure Recognition & First Aid Training for First Responders

Monday, January 25, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm with Seamus Morgan

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aAThkBJ7RDi5PCE6TN1nRw

This training will teach emergency personnel how to recognize the signs and symptoms of various seizure types, the administration of proper seizure first aid, correct response to seizures, ways in which to handle epilepsy-related events, awareness of the unique needs of people living with epilepsy, and much more. 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 participation will be given at the completion of the training as well as epilepsy resources.


Seizure Recognition & First Aid Training for First Responders

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pm

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V9sPapg-QY63ZVQF5njdqw

This training will teach emergency personnel how to recognize the signs and symptoms of various seizure types, the administration of proper seizure first aid, correct response to seizures, ways in which to handle epilepsy-related events, latest treatments and devices, awareness of the unique needs of people living with epilepsy, and much more. 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 participation will be given at the completion of the training as well as epilepsy resources.


International Epilepsy Day

Monday, February 8, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pm

We invite you to take a trip around the world with the EFEPA to celebrate International Epilepsy Day! Join us on Monday, February 8, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM to learn from Keynote speakers, Dr. Joyce Liporace, Neurologist at Penn Medicine, and Tony Coelho, primary sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act, about their personal experiences and the state of treating, advocating, and living with epilepsy around the world.

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rHixc1RxSFio2p0adS95fg


Epilepsy in School: Training for Teachers and School Personnel

Tuesday, February 17, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm with Kerri Michnya

Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YaNTcOp2R0KwhtA07ClVcg

The training will present an overview of epilepsy/seizures and 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 1 hour of Act 48 and 58 credits. A certificate of participation will be given at the completion of the training as well as epilepsy resources.

Webinar & Training Recordings

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!