Iowa Seizure Smart Conference

November 4, 2017

Unity Point Education and Research Center

1415 Woodland Avenue

Des Moines, IA  50309

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Iowa Seizure Smart Conference Agenda

8:00 AM        Registration/Community Resource Fair Exhibits

8:40 AM        Welcome: Tiffany Hoffmann, EF Iowa Community Council President

8:45 AM        EF Iowa Overview – Roxanne Cogil, Director of Iowa Epilepsy Services

 

PANEL 1 SPEAKERS

9:00 AM       Newer Anti-Seizure Medications – Michael Ciliberto, MD

9:20 AM       Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy – Brain Dlouhy, MD

9:40 AM       Exploring VNS Therapy in the context of Treatments for Epilepsy –Wendy Zadeh, MD

 

10:00 AM     Break/Community Resource Fair Exhibits

 

10:30 AM     Question/Answer Session with Panel 1 speaker

10:45 AM     Question/Answer Session with Panel 1 speaker

11:00 AM     Question/Answer Session with Panel 1 speaker

 

11:30 AM    Teens Speak Up Report – Tanner Kahler, 2017 Iowa TSU Delegate 

11:45 AM     Parents:  Pick up children from Children’s Education/Therapy Session

11:45 AM     LUNCH/Community Resource Fair Exhibits

12:45 PM     Parents: Return children to the Children’s Education/Therapy Session

 

PANEL 2 SPEAKERS

1:00 PM        Neuropsychological Evaluation: What It Is and How to Use It – David Demarest, PhD

1:20 PM        Social Services Panel

     1:20 PM  Employment – Diane Hernandez, MS, CRC, CBIS

     1:30 PM  Transportation – Jeremy Johnson-Miller

     1:40 PM  Driving – Deb Carney

     1:50 PM  Housing – Terri Rosonke

     2:00 PM  School – Paula Connolly

 

2:10 PM        Question/Answer Session with Panel 2 speaker

2:25 PM        Question/Answer Session with Panel 2 speaker

2:40 PM        Question/Answer Session with Panel 2 speaker

 

3:00 PM        CONNECTION GROUPS

                      Room 1:  Parents of Children with Epilepsy, Tiffany Hoffman – Facilitator

    Room 2:  Teens/Young Adults with Epilepsy, David Moore, MD – Facilitator

    Room 3:  Adults with Epilepsy, Darrell Chiavetta – Facilitator

3:45 PM        Parents:  Pick up children from the Children’s Education/Therapy Session

3:45 PM        Depart