Focused Ultrasound
Webinar on Tuesday, July 25, at 8 p.m. ET
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Focused Ultrasound

Focused ultrasound (soundwaves from outside the head) is being studied as a new way of treating a targeted area of the brain that may be causing a person’s seizures.

The webinar’s panelists, Dr. Nathan Fountain and Dr. Travis Tierney, will talk about this and other potential technologies being studied for treating refractory (difficult to control) seizures and hypothalamic hamartomas (rare brain lesions characterized by gelastic, known as laughing, seizures).

People living with epilepsy, their caregivers, and medical providers are invited to participate. There will be time to ask questions following the presentations. However, the speakers will not be able to give individual medical advice.

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Patricia Osborne Shafer RN, MN, Epilepsy Foundation Senior Director of Health Information and Resources and Associate Editor of



Nathan Fountain MD, Professor of Neurology and Director of the F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of Virginia

Travis Tierney MD

Travis Tierney MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

This webinar is being offered through a partnership between the Epilepsy Foundation and Hope for Hypothalamic Hamartomas (Hope for HH). Focused ultrasound images provided courtesy of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation.