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.
2019 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference Agenda
8:00 AM Registration/Community Resource Fair Exhibits
8:40 AM Welcome – Courtney Strutt Todd, Advisory Board Chair, Epilepsy Foundation Iowa
8:45 AM EF Iowa Overview – Roxanne Cogil, Executive Director and Megan Middaugh, Eastern Iowa Program Coordinator, EFIA
PANEL 1 SPEAKERS
9:00 AM World Health Organization Report on Epilepsy – Timothy 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 Perspective – David 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.