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.
Patricia Osborne Shafer RN, MN, Epilepsy Foundation Senior Director of Health Information and Resources and Associate Editor of epilepsy.com
Nathan Fountain MD, Professor of Neurology and Director of the F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of Virginia
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.