Webinar on Ketogenic Diets: High Fat for Fewer Seizures

Epilepsy News From: Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Originally published December 18, 2018.

Webinar on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET

Registration closed; watch the recording above


Join us for an educational Webinar, “Ketogenic Diets: High Fat for Fewer Seizures," January 23, 2019. The ketogenic diet, a special high-fat, adequate protein, low-carbohydrate diet, is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment for epilepsy. It was first described in medical journals almost 100 years ago. The interest and scientific study of the treatment of epilepsy through nutrition has steadily been increasing since the 1990s. For children and adults with medication resistant epilepsy, the ketogenic diet may provide an additional treatment option to help reduce seizures and improve quality of life.


"Ketogenic Diets: High Fat for Fewer Seizures"

  • Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Time: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET

Moderated by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, director of health communications and engagement for the Epilepsy Foundation, our guest faculty speakers will discuss

  • History, safety, and effectiveness of ketogenic diets in epilepsy
  • What are the components of a ketogenic diet?
  • Who is a good candidate for dietary therapy?
  • Working with a dietary therapy team
  • Latest developments in dietary therapy in epilepsy

Guest Speakers

Dr. Eric Kossoff

Eric H. W. Kossoff MD
Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Center
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Zahava Turner RD

Zahava Turner RD, CSP, LDN
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology
Pediatric Ketogenic Dietician
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Registration closed; watch the recording above


Note: presenters cannot address individual medical concerns and cannot provide individual advice.

Authored by

Epilepsy Foundation Health Communications

Reviewed by

Epilepsy Foundation Communications

Reviewed Date

Friday, February 01, 2019

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