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NEW TOPICS IN EPILEPSY - 11.9.2013

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CHOC Children's Hospital, Harold Wade Education Center map 1201 W. La Veta, 2nd Floor Orange, CA 92868
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NEW TOPICS IN EPILEPSY - AN ENGLISH AND SPANISH FORUM

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is pleased to announce an EPILEPSY FORUM in Orange County during November Epilepsy Awareness Month. The same program/topics will be offered in English (Dr. Zupanc) and in Spanish (Dr. Duron) at the same time period at the Harold Wade Education Center at CHOC Children's Hospital. All are welcome!
 
NOVEMBER 9, 2013
3:45 - 7:00 PM

CHOC Children's Hospital
Harold Wade Education Center
2nd Floor, CHOC West Building,1201 W. La Veta, Orange, CA 92868
(Entrance to parking structure is on Main Street & W. Providence Avenue. Parking is $4.)

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

3:45 - 4:00 PM
MEET & GREET WITH THE FOUNDATION

4:00 - 5:00 PM
BASICS OF THE EPILEPSIES (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)
Recognizing seizures, seizure first aid, and Diastat administration at home and in the school (A training for parents, family members, friends, school nurses and school personnel.  This is important for everyone because everyone should know seizure first aid.

5:00 - 7:00 PM
HOT TOPICS WITH DR. ZUPANC (ENGLISH) AND DR. DURON (SPANISH)

Weeding Out the Truth – Cannabidiol (CBD, the non-narcotic part of marijuana) and epilepsy
[In the news?  CNN documentary “WEED” by Dr. Sanjay Gupta]

Importance of Early Diagnosis of Genetic Epilepsies – Why it matters in epilepsies like Dravet Syndrome and GLUT1 Deficiency Syndrome and others
[In the news? NIH has funded studies that linked genes to severe forms of childhood epilepsy, JME and more]

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy – What to know and when
[In the news? The #AJO story that went viral on social media]

These and other topics of interest, such as traumatic brain injury and epilepsy and to-treat-or-not-to-treat, are open for discussion.

TO RSVP:
Everyone welcome.Please register before Friday, November 8, 2013.
The $10 fee or donation will help cover food ticket and handouts.
Certificates of attendance are available upon request onsite for registered attendees. Additional donations welcome for OC programs.
 
For more information, please email PLeyva@EndEpilepsy.org or call 800.564.0445

 


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