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FACES Epilepsy Conference 2023 For Patients and Families


Apr 30, 2023 - 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Join us for a one-day conference designed for patients, their families, and caregivers.

World-renowned doctors, researchers, and panelists will present useful and pioneering information on the treatment and management of epilepsy and seizures.

8:30 am:  Registration and Refreshments

9:10 am: Morning Keynotes

  • 9:10 am – 9:55 am: New Drugs, Deliveries, and Biologics for Epilepsy: The Expanding Pipeline
    Jacqueline French, MD
  • 9:55 am – 10:40 am: Memory and Epilepsy
    Jennifer Gelinas, MD, PhD
    Columbia University

10:50 am: Session A (Choose 1)

  • Epilepsy and Employment Panel
    Anli Liu, MD
  • Genetic Therapy
    Chengzu Long, PhD
    Dana Price, MD
  • Parent Panel
    Peggy Guinnessey, MPH, CTRS

11:40 am: Lunch and Information Table Displays

12:25 pm: Session B (Choose 1)

  • Rare Genetic Disorders: From Organizing to Curing
    Dana Price, MD
    Orrin Devinsky, MD
    Colleen Olson (DHPS Foundation)
    Lisa Manaster (CACNA1A Foundation)
    Nicole Johnson (FOXG1 Research Foundation)
    Michael Jasulavic (LouLou Foundation-CDKL5)
  • Adults with Epilepsy: Navigating Family and Work Life
    Daniel Friedman, MD
  • Can Seizures Be Prevented?
    Josiane LaJoie, MD

1:20 pm: Session C (Choose 1)

  • Dietary Therapies
    Parmpreet Dhillon, MD
    Maria Kaufer, RDN
  • Common Misunderstandings in Epilepsy Care
    Daniel Friedman, MD
  • Cognitive Functioning in Children with Epilepsy
    Jennifer Rosenberg, PhD

2:15 pm: Afternoon Keynote

  • The Future of Epilepsy Care: Opportunities and Challenges
    Orrin Devinsky, MD

FACES Epilepsy Conference 2023 For Patients and Families