Hallway Conversations is a series of audio podcasts with thought leaders and newsmakers in the field of epilepsy on a range of seizure related topics. The series covers a range of topics and are intended to address a wide range of audiences.

We hope that you find the series informative and helpful and that you join us in listening on a regular basis.

 Dr. Joseph Sirven, Editor-in-Chief

Commercial Drivers Licenses for Drivers with Epilepsy

In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Gregory Krauss MD, Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School about commercial drivers licenses for drivers with epilepsy. The Federal Motor Carriers Administration recently decided to accept a medical expert panel recommendations on commercial driving. Commercial CVDL licensure can now be considered for drivers who are seizure free whether on or off antiepilepsy medications for 8 years.

Shower Power - Shark Tank Finalist

In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Jon Davis about his "Shower Power" system. Shower Power is a device designed to give people living with epilepsy peace of mind by discretely monitoring their movements while in one of the most vulnerable and dangerous locations in the home – the shower. Mr. Davis won the $50,000 Judge’s Choice Award during the Shark Tank Competition at the Epilepsy Pipeline Conference 2014.

Shark Tank Finalist- Biostamp Seizure Sensor

In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Shark Tank Competiton finalist Nirav Sheth, Head of Medical Market Development, Mc10, Inc. about Mc10 "Biostamp" sensors. “Biostamp,” a wireless sensing device worn on the body, offers a novel, patient-friendly solution for epilepsy monitoring and management. The goal for MC10’s sensors is to improve quality of life for people living with epilepsy and their families and improve patient-physician relationships in three main ways: 1) properly detecting and classifying seizures 2) tracking and communicating seizure characteristics, and 3) measuring response to therapy.

PAME Conference Wrap-up and Summary

In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, guest host Daniel Friedman, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, NYU, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, interviews Jeff Buchhalter, MD, PHD, FAAN, Alberta Health Services, SUDEP Coalition, AES SUDEP Task Force, and Elizabeth Donner, MD, FRCPC, Hospital for Sick Children, and SUDEP Aware, to wrap-up and summarize the 2014 Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) Conference. This four day learning event was the second PAME Conference devoted predominantly to Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy (SUDEP), where clinical, basic science and patient/family attendees came together to understand and support each other.

Seizario App: Using Smartphones to Detect Seizures

In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Shark Tank Competiton winners Amir Helmy, inventor of the Seizario App, and his father Ahmed Helmy, Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Department, University of Florida. The Seizario app will alert loved ones when the owner of the phone is having a seizure. The Helmys won the $75,000 Audience Award at the Shark Tank Competition during the 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Conference.

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