Ask The Expert Webinar Series

Ask the Expert Series

Come learn about a featured epilepsy topic and then get your questions answered by a local epilepsy professional!

All Ask the Experts are held virtually over Zoom. Please register by clicking on the buttons below. You will then receive a confirmation email with further instructions.

All Ask the Expert Webinars are recorded and the videos can be viewed on this page using the buttons below.

Understanding Seizure Stimulation Devices

Topic: Come Learn about the implanted devices that are used to treat epilepsy: the Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS).

Expert: Dr. Lawrence J. Hirsch is a Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and EEG, and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, all at Yale University.

Day and Time: November 21, 2023 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Surgical Treatments for Epilepsy – When Meds Aren’t Stopping Your Seizures

Topic: Come get the answers to these questions: Who is a candidate for presurgical workup? What does presurgical workup entail? What are some types of epilepsy surgeries?

Expert: Dr. Lisa Knopf is the Associate Director of Epilepsy Surgery at the Seizure and Epilepsy Center at Hartford Hospital.

Day and Time: January 16, 2023 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Epilepsy Medications

Topic: Come learn about a variety of medications used to treat epilepsy and get all your questions answered.

Expert: Dr. John Greenfield is a Professor of Neurology and Chair of the Department of Neurology at UConn Health.

Day and Time: February 20, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Dietary Treatments for Epilepsy

Topic: Come learn about the ketogenic diet along with other dietary treatments for epilepsy and get all your questions answered.

Expert: Ilisa S Nussbaum, RD is a Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist with the Pediatric Neurology Department at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Day and Time: March 19, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Seizure Detection Devices & Home Monitoring

Topic: Come learn about seizure detection devices and home monitoring for epilepsy and get all your questions answered.

Expert: Dr. Lawrence J. Hirsch is a Professor of Neurology, Chief of the Division of Epilepsy and EEG, and Co-Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, all at Yale University.

Day and Time: April 16, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Functional Seizures – Psychogenic Nonepileptic Attacks

Topic: Come learn about psychogenic nonepileptic attacks, also known as functional seizures, and get all your questions answered.

Expert: Dr. Benjamin Tolchin is Director of the Center for Bioethics at Yale New Haven Health, and Associate Professor of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine.

Day and Time: May 21, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Women and Epilepsy

Topic: Come learn about how epilepsy affects women in particular and get all your questions answered.

Expert: Dr. Maria K. Dorotan is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine.

Day and Time: June 18, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Rescue Medications & Seizure Action Plans

Topic: Come learn about rescue medications and seizures action plans and get all your questions answered so you can be prepared!

Expert: Lila Worden, MD, is a Pediatric Epileptologist and Neurologist at Connecticut Children’s.

Day and Time: September 17, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Topic: Come learn about Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe epilepsy condition characterized by repeated seizures that begin early in life, and get all your questions answered.

Expert: Lila Worden, MD, is a Pediatric Epileptologist and Neurologist at Connecticut Children’s.

Day and Time: October 15, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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Driving and Epilepsy

Topic: Come learn all about driving and epilepsy including the most current information about Connecticut law and get all your questions answered.

Expert: Dr. Robert Bonwetsch is a neurologist, board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He specializes in epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Day and Time: November 19, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 pm

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