INFORMATION * EMPOWERMENT * HOPE * COMMUNITY

Goals of Epilepsy Pipeline Community Day

  • Information: Share challenges of living with epilepsy and associated problems, and learn about new therapies and wellness approaches. 
  • Empowerment: Be an active member of your care team and work toward no seizures!
  • Hope: Understand the importance of research and how you can help.
  • Community: Join friends, families, and advocates for a day of learning, support, and networking.

Community Day Video Archive

Early Morning Session

  • Introductions/Overview Patricia O Shafer RN, MN, Conference Coordinator, Robert Smith, Chair, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Seizures and Epilepsy: How do they affect us? Warren Lammert, Past Chair, Epilepsy Foundation, Howard Zwirn, Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago
  • Epilepsy and Seizures: Top 10 Things You Should Know Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc New York University, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • Making A Difference: The Epilepsy Foundation's Research Priorities Daniel Fischer Epilepsy Foundation
  • The Pipeline Overview: Progress on New Therapies Jacqueline French, MD New York University, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Late Morning Session: Impact of Seizures and Epilepsy on Health and Safety

  • Update on Seizure Medications Michael D. Privitera, MD University of Cincinnati, Neuroscience Institute
  • Devices for Epilepsy Robert S. Fisher, MD, PhD Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Stanford School of Medicine
  • New Methods for Surgical Evaluation and Treatment of Epilepsy Robert C. Knowlton, MD, MSPH University of California at San Francisco, Seizure Disorders Surgery Program
  • Cannabis Update Daniel Friedman, MD New York University, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • Panel: Q and A

Early Afternoon Session 1: Seizures and Epilepsy in Adults

  • Mood and Stress John J. Barry, MD Stanford University
  • Other Health Consequences Katherine Noe, MD, PhD Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • Healthy Eating and Epilepsy Diets Beth Zupec-Kania RDN, CD, Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies
  • Exercise, Fitness and Epilepsy Nathan Fountain, MD University of Virginia, FE Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Personal Perspective Mary Macleish and Michael Leddy
  • Panel Q&A

Early Afternoon Session 2: Epilepsy In Children and Families

  • Thinking, Mood and Behavior Jana Jones, PhD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Exercise and Mobility Jenny LaBaw Strength & Conditioning Coach/Athlete
  • Healthy Eating & Epilepsy Diets Maureen Sheehan, CPNP Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Late Afternoon Session

  • Using Technology for Seizure Management Patricia O. Shafer RN, MN Epilepsy Foundation
  • Wellness Institute of the Epilepsy Foundation
    • Joseph Sirven MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona
    • Phil Gattone, Epilepsy Foundation
    • Jim Abrahams, The Charlie Foundation
    • Jenny LeBaw, Strength & Conditioning Coach/Athlete
Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference

The 2016 Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference brought together decision-makers with a stake in the field of epilepsy treatment, therapeutic innovation, and product development.

Goals of the Pipeline Conference:

  • Survey the current landscape of new epilepsy therapies in different stages of development,
  • Explore the potential for future epilepsy therapy development
  • Encourage collaboration and partnerships
Epilepsy Shark Tank Competition

Finalists presented on February 26, 2016, at the Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference

Watch videos of the winning presentations at epilepsy.com/shark-tank-2016