The 2018 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference was held October 27th, in Iowa City featuring various epilepsy experts educating on a variety of topics.

Click here for a printable conference booklet.


Epilepsy Foundation’s Research Programs: Driving Innovation for Impact on Outcomes – Dr. Brandy Fureman

New Considerations in Management for  Refractory Epilepsy – Dr. Gena Ghearing

Updates in Cannabinoids for Epilepsy – Dr. Michael Ciliberto

SUDEP: What Is It and How Can It Be Prevented – Dr. George Richerson

Preoperative Assessment of Children and Adults with Epilepsy – Dr. Brian Dlouhy



We held Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Program, along with music therapy. Studio E builds a sense of community and connection, gives a voice to kids with epilepsy and helps kids connect with other kids their age who also experience epilepsy. Studio E is a program in partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation, Lundbeck and OWP Pharmaceuticals.


A Community Resource Fair was held at the conference with social service organizations who had various resources relating to treatment options, employment, transportation, housing & other informational materials for our attendees.  Exhibitors benefited from immediate access to attendees, as well as from learning valuable information about epilepsy which will help them better serve their consumers with epilepsy.