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WEBINAR, “Comorbidities in Childhood Epilepsy”

March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an educational webinar, “Beyond Seizures: Comorbidities in Childhood Epilepsy”, on March 20, 2019. Emotional, intellectual, behavioral, medical, and psychosocial conditions that occur along with seizures in childhood epilepsy are common and are called comorbidities. Often, these conditions can be more disabling than the seizures.

Understanding the comorbid conditions that occur alongside seizures and finding the best care to assess and treat them is important. Treating comorbid conditions can help improve a child’s health, learning outcomes, and quality of life. Finding the right care and putting in place appropriate supports can also help to reduce stress at home and in school. In childhood epilepsy, comorbid conditions can include

  • Learning difficulties
  • Behavior problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Attention difficulties (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Sleep disorders
  • Social difficulties

Webinar: “Beyond Seizures: Comorbidities in Childhood Epilepsy”

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
Moderated by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, director of health communications and engagement for the Epilepsy Foundation, our guest speakers will discuss

  • The most common comorbidities in childhood epilepsy
  • Symptoms present with intellectual, psychological, and medical comorbidities
  • The assessment, diagnosis, and management of comorbid conditions
  • Risk factors associated with comorbidities
  • The influence of family history, social stressors, and seizure treatments on comorbidities
  • Can better seizure control help improve comorbidities?

Guest Speakers:
Elaine Wirrell MD
Professor of Neurology
Director of Pediatric Epilepsy
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Co-Editor-in-Chief, epilepsy.com

Eva Alden PhD
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


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