2018 VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence Patient & Caregiver Webinar Series

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Friday, February 16, 2018

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECoE) has announced its 2018 patient and caregiver webinar series.

All webinars will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT).

How to Access the Webinars

Schedule and Topics

Next

June 7, 2018 - Epilepsy and Alcohol

Future Topics:

  • July 12, 2018: Driving & Epilepsy
  • August 2, 2018: Over-the-Counter Medications
  • September 6, 2018: Lifestyle
  • October 4, 2018: Medication Adherence
  • November 1, 2018: Epilepsy Mimics
  • December 6, 2018: Cannabinoids

Download a flyer with the 2018 webinar schedule:

Did you miss a session?

The VA ECOE will record the webinars and post them later in the patient education section of their website. Go to https://www.epilepsy.va.gov/Patient_Education.asp to find past webinars.

Past Sessions

  • February 1, 2018: Seizure Alert Dogs
  • March 1, 2018: Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Admissions
  • April 5, 2018: Women & Epilepsy: Challenges & Triumphs
  • May 3, 2018: Surgical Therapies for Epilepsy

Questions?

If you have any questions about the webinar series, please contact Andrew David, ECoE northeast administrative director, at 410-605-7000 extension 6578 or Robert.David@va.gov.

About the VA ECoE

The VA ECoE seeks to provide the best possible epilepsy care to veterans throughout the United States with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. Made up of 16 sites linked to form 4 regional centers, the ECoE offer a range of both outpatient and inpatient services. Neurology sub-specialists at outpatient epilepsy clinics provide advanced testing for the evaluation of epilepsy, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and video monitoring. For people who require more intensive testing or attention, the ECoE also provide inpatient units for examining certain seizure types more closely, changing medications in a monitored setting, and presurgical evaluation. The epilepsy centers are also linked with the Polytrauma Centers to help follow veterans with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury who are at the greatest risk for developing post-traumatic epilepsy.

To learn more about the VA ECoE, go to www.epilepsy.va.gov.

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