Non-Epileptic Seizures Live Q&A Webinar for Parents
Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
This two part informational webinar on non-epileptic seizures (NES) is for parents with children who have epilepsy and other interested persons. Three experts in the field of NES presented a webinar, which was pre-recorded and can be viewed anytime. The presenters will be available for a live Q&A session to discuss NES and answer specific questions from the audience. NES can occur in children and adolescents with and without epilepsy, but NES is difficult to diagnose and requires specific expertise in the disorder. The purpose of this webinar is to provide in-depth information on NES so that parents, caregivers and interested persons can be knowledgeable advocates for their loved ones health care.
The possibility that your child may have non-epileptic seizures should be considered when:
- There is a change in the features of a child's seizures.
- Seizures begin gradually and continue for a long time.
- Seizures continue to be poorly controlled despite treatment.
What are non-epileptic seizures?
Some cases of difficult to control seizures in children and adolescents might be due to psychological causes or stressors, and are called non-epileptic seizures (NES). Stressors experienced by youth with NES involve a wide range of problems from difficulties with school work, extra-curricular activities, peers or family; unidentified or untreated psychiatric diagnoses (e.g. depression, anxiety), abuse (e.g. physical, sexual); and many other issues.
Miya Asato MD
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Division of Child Neurology
Rochelle Caplan, M.D.
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Julia Doss, PsyD.
Minnesota Epilepsy Group
1. Listen to the prerecorded webinar "Non-Epileptic Seizures Webinar for Parents." http://connect.epilepsyfoundation.org/p59218602/ (no registration needed)
*Part 1 was prerecorded to allow parents and other interested persons to view the webinar at their desired pace.
2. Register for Part 2, the live Q&A portion.
3. On April 26th, tune into the live Q&A session! Watch the webinar here, http://connect.epilepsyfoundation.org/nes/. Call into 1-888-950-0018 and use the participant code 28280 to listen to the webinar at the same time.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The information presented during this webinar is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your physician about all clinical care and treatment decisions.
The Epilepsy Foundation gratefully acknowledges the Pediatric NES Subcommittee of the American Epilepsy Society’s NES Task Force for their expertise and work in the area of non-epileptic seizures.
Remember, prior to the webinar, please listen to the prerecorded webinar "Non-Epileptic Seizures Webinar for Parents." http://connect.epilepsyfoundation.org/p59218602/ (no registration needed).
On April 26th from 1-2pm EST, tune into the live Q&A session! Watch the webinar here, http://connect.epilepsyfoundation.org/nes/. Call into 1-888-950-0018 and use the participant code 28280 to listen to the webinar at the same time.