The Iowa Seizure Smart Conference is our annual statewide family & caregiver epilepsy education conference! We welcome all individuals who are interested in the research, treatments and resources related to epilepsy. It includes a community resource fair & lunch.

2019 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference: To be held November 2nd at the UnityPoint Education and Research Center in Des Moines.

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2019 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference Agenda

8:00 AM          Registration/Community Resource Fair Exhibits

 

8:40 AM          WelcomeCourtney Strutt Todd, Advisory Board Chair, Epilepsy Foundation Iowa

8:45 AM          EF Iowa OverviewRoxanne Cogil, Executive Director and Megan Middaugh, Eastern Iowa Program Coordinator, EFIA

 

PANEL 1 SPEAKERS

9:00 AM          World Health Organization Report on EpilepsyTimothy E. Welty, PharmD FCCP BCPS, Drake University

9:20 AM          Rescue Medication in Seizure Emergency Planning – Rifali Patel, MD, MercyOne Pediatric Neurology Clinic

9:40 AM          What To Know About Devices & Technology in Epilepsy – Tom Stanton, Executive Director, Danny Did Foundation

 

10:00 AM        Break/Community Resource Fair Exhibits

 

10:30 AM         Room 3: Question/Answer Session with Panel 1 speaker

10:45 AM         Room 4: Question/Answer Session with Panel 1 speaker

11:00 AM         Room 5: Question/Answer Session with Panel 1 speaker

 

11:30 AM         Teens Speak Up Advocacy Report – Zach Wedel, 2019 TSU Delegate

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

11:45 AM         LUNCH/Community Resource Fair Exhibits

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

 

PANEL 2 SPEAKERS

1:00 PM           Epilepsy Treatment: A World PerspectiveDavid B. Moore, MD, McFarland Clinic

1:20 PM           Seizure Safe Schools Advocacy EFIA Advocacy Committee

1:40 PM           Ages & Stages of Epilepsy Panel

 

2:10 PM           Room 3: Question/Answer Session with Panel 2 speaker

2:25 PM           Room 4: Question/Answer Session with Panel 2 speaker

2:40 PM           Room 5: Question/Answer Session with Panel 2 speaker

 

3:00 PM        CONNECTION GROUPS

Kelly Conf. Room: Newer Medications

Room 3: Epilepsy Brain Surgery

Room 4: Dietary Therapies

                  Room 5: Seizure Devices

                       

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

3:45 PM        Depart

 

2018 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference information can be found here!

2017 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference Information can be found here!

2016 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference Information can be found here.