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Epilepsy Education Conference 2020
LIFE TRANSITIONS

Learn about new research; emerging technologies & treatment options; and medicine & therapies to manage seizures. Explore epilepsy through life transitions. For adults, teens, and seniors with epilepsy; parents of children with epilepsy; caregivers; family members; medical professionals; teachers; school personnel and the community.

AGENDA:

WELCOME AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Wendy Urushima-Conn
President and CEO, Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego
AND
Greg Grunberg
AKA Eric Weiss in Alias, Matt Parkman in Heroes, "Snap" Wexley in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and Phil in A Star Is Born

OPENING KEYNOTE:
Jerry Shih, Ph.D.
Neurologist
UCSD Neurosciences

PEDIATRIC CARE FOR EPILEPSY:
Mark Nespeca, M.D.
Pediatric Neurologist
Rady Children’s Hospital
AND
Jeffrey Gold, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Neurologist
Rady Children’s Hospital

ADULT & SENIOR CARE FOR EPILEPSY:
Abraham Chyung, M.D., Ph.D.
Adult Epileptologist
Scripps Clinic Div. of Neurology

MEDICATION UPDATES:
Kimberly Tallian, PharmD, APh, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FCSHP
Advanced Practice Pharmacist- Neuropsychiatry
PGY2 Residency Program Director, Psychiatry
Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
Adjunct Clinical Professor, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy

EMOTION, MEMORY, AND THINKING TRANSITIONS
Marc Norman, Ph.D.
Neuropsychiatrist
UCSD Medical Center

POLICE PROCEDURES IN EPILEPSY
James S. Grisolia, M.D.
Neurologist
Scripps Mercy Hospital
AND
LEGAL ISSUES TRANSITIONS:
Lauren Giardina, JD
Staff Attorney
Disability Rights California

PANEL: TRANSITION TO INDEPENDENCE
Speakers TBA

Q&A WITH OUR SPONSORS

CLOSING REMARKS:
Lee Rice, D.O.
CEO & Medical Director
Lifewellness Institute

Jul 25, 2020 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jerry J. Shih, MD
Director, Epilepsy Center and Professor of Neurosciences @UC San Diego Health
Jerry Shih, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating people with epilepsy. He directs UC San Diego Health’s Level 4 Epilepsy Center, which provides the highest level of care to people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and is the only nationally designated epilepsy center in the region. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Program offers state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic monitoring and neuroimaging for diagnosing complex epilepsy conditions, and advanced medical and surgical treatment options. Dr. Shih’s expertise also includes managing the care of patients with refractory epilepsy, or seizures that are not controlled with medications. As a professor in the Department of Neurosciences, Dr. Shih instructs medical students, residents, and fellows. His research focuses on brain-computer interfaces, diagnostic utility of magnetoencephalography for epilepsy, and medical and surgical treatments of drug-resistant epilepsy.