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

The Latest Innovations in Treating Epilepsy: Visualase

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 Julian Bailes, MD, co-Director of the NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute based in Evanston, IL. They are talking about one of the latest innovations in treating epilepsy, the minimally-invasive surgery, Visualase. The Visualase System is an MRI-guided laser system for minimally invasive surgery. Visualase, Inc. was awarded a New Therapy Grant from the Epilepsy Foundation/Epilepsy Therapy Project in December 2010.

Veterans With Epilepsy - POEM Study

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 John Hixson, MD about the Policy for Optimal Epilepsy Management (POEM) study. The overall goal of the study is to improve the self-management practices of U.S. Veterans with epilepsy such as tracking seizures, managing medications and side effects, and engaging with other people with similar concerns about their condition. The results of the study were presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

International Epilepsy Clinics

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 Andrew Wilner, MD about international epilepsy clinics

Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Treatment

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 Orrin Devinsky, MD about medical marijuana for epilepsy.

PEARLS Community-Based Depression Treatment Program for Adults

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 Dr. Paul Ciechanowski and Naomi Chaytor from University of Washington about PEARLS community-based depression treatment program for adults with epilepsy and comorbid depression.

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