Epilepsy 101

An overview of epilepsy including seizure classification and identification, seizure first-aid, and most common treatment options.

Recorded On: January 18th, 2017
Presenters: Dr. Robert Bonwetsch – Associated Neurologists, PC

Legal Advocacy

Learn about legal rights specific to epilepsy and how to advocate for yourself in areas of education and employment.

Recorded On: February 17th, 2017
Presenters: Cherree Sanders, MSW – Epilepsy Foundation – Jeanne A Carpenter Legal Defense Fund

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: an Introduction for patients and loved ones.

Recorded On: March 15th, 2017
Presenters: Lorna Meyers, Ph.D – Director Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure Program – Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group

Understanding the EEG

The following questions about the EEG will be addressed: What is an EEG? What does it do? How is it used in diagnosing Epilepsy?

Recorded On: April 18th, 2017
Presenters: Erica Schyler, MD – Hartford Hospital Neuroscience Center

Anti-Epileptic Drugs

Learn how these drugs are prescribed including most common side affects and interactions with other medication.

Recorded On: May 22nd, 2017
Presenters: Kamil Detyniecki, MD – Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Dietary Therapy for Adults

Dietary therapy is an approach to help control seizures, usually in conjunction with seizure medications. This webinar will focus on the most common diets used to treat Epilepsy.

Recorded On: June 20th, 2017
Presenters: Ilisa Nussbaum

Adjusting to a Diagnosis of Epilepsy

The process of adjusting to a new diagnosis of epilepsy will be discussed; as well as ways to ease this adjustment.

Recorded On: September 29th, 2017
Presenters: Carrie Erwin, LCSW – Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Education Law in CT

Come learn of your child’s eligibility under the IDEA and section 504, important things parents need to know about discipline and bullying, and some tips for self-advocacy.

Recorded On: October 11th, 2017
Presenters: Larissa Johnson, Esq., Ad Lauream

Special Needs Planning

Available supports and services and eligibility requirements for individuals with Epilepsy. Special Needs Trusts, including how to establish/fund the trust, and the rules for using the funds; and ABLE accounts.

Recorded On: November 10th, 2017
Presenters: Kathleen D. Tetreault, Esq. – Disability Planning Partners, Inc.

Neurofeedback & Epilepsy

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that measures brain waves to produce a signal that can be used as feedback to teach self-regulation of brain function. Learn how Neurofeedback can help with seizure control.

Recorded On: December 7th, 2017
Presenters: Derrick Schull, ND – Pediatric & Family Center for Natural Medicine

Driving & Epilepsy

A discussion of both practical and legal issues related to driving with seizures and the impact driving restrictions have on quality of life for persons with epilepsy.

Recorded On: January 12th, 2018
Presenters: John Greenfield, MD, Ph.D – Professor and Chairman Department of Neurology – UConn Health

Epilepsy Surgery: Is it for me?

Epilepsy surgery is the next step to consider for people whose seizures are not fully controlled with anti-seizure medications. This webinar will discuss the surgical investigation as well as the various modalities referred to in treating epilepsies that do not respond to anti-seizure medications.

Recorded On: February 16th, 2018
Presenters: Aline Herlopian, MD – Attending Epileptologist – Yale University

Tratamientos de Epilepsia

El Tratamiento medico y quirurgico de la epilepsia. (A discussion on the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy)

Recorded On: March 9th, 2018
Presenters: Kamil Detyniecki, MD – Yale New Haven Hospital

Insurance Benefits

A general overview on how to get started with Medicare, Including a review of Medicare Part A and Part B eligibility for Social Security Disability recipients. Come prepared with questions!

Recorded On: April 26th, 2018
Presenters: Marianne Engengro – Insurance Benefits Resource, LLC.

Psycho-social Impact of Epilepsy on Children

This webinar will explore how epilepsy and mental health are associated; the variability from child to child and their psycho-social functioning. We will address topics such as how to build self-esteem/coping in these kids; how to talk to kids and their friends about epilepsy encouraging social contact and when to involve Psychology.

Recorded On: May 17th, 2018
Presenters: Vinita Knight, MD, MPH & Paige Lembeck, PhD – Yale New Haven Hospital