Facebook Live: Controlling Seizures Through Neuromodulation
Epilepsy News From: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Join us on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Please join us for a Facebook Live to learn more about "Controlling Seizures Through Neuromodulation." In about 30-40% of people with epilepsy, medications do not control their seizures. Other treatment options used to help control seizures include surgery, dietary therapy, and neuromodulation.
Neuromodulation involves using a device to send small electric currents to the nervous system. These devices vary in how they are placed in the body and the way they work.
Join us for a Facebook Live on June 9, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. ET to learn about neuromodulation as a treatment for drug resistant epilepsy. Hear from clinicians who have expertise in utilizing neuromodulation in children and adults living with difficult to treat seizures.
Brandy Fureman, chief outcomes officer at the Epilepsy Foundation, will be asking our panel questions about:
- Different types of neurostimulation devices,
- How is neurostimulation used to help control seizures?
- Who may be helped by a neurostimulation device?
- The effectiveness of neurostimulation devices
Kathryn Davis MD, MSTR
Kathryn Davis, MD, MSTR is the Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the Epilepsy Surgical Program at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Davis also serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Neuroengineering and Therapeutics and the Assistant Director of the Penn Epilepsy Center at University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in epilepsy and neurophysiology and is experienced in general neurology, electromyography, epilepsy, and clinical neurophysiology. Dr. Davis has expertise in epilepsy and presurgical evaluation of epilepsy patients.
Sudha Kilaru Kessler MD, MSCE
Dr. Kessler is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the Medical Director of Epilepsy Surgery and the Director of the Epilepsy Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has expertise in epilepsy clinical trials, evaluation of patients for epilepsy surgery, and devices for the treatment of epilepsy.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021