Sunday, April 7, 2013

Get Seizure Smart! Educational Conference(s)


Get Seizure Smart! Educational Conference now held at two locations in Utah!

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, April 5, 2013 – “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela

Back by popular demand, and expanded by overwhelming response, the 6th and 7th Get Seizure Smart! Educational Conference will be held this year, kicking off in Salt Lake City this May. The Epilepsy Association of Utah (EAU), along with Doctors from the University of Utah are happy to present this conference, free of charge, to assist in helping further the understanding of epilepsy, its history, diagnosis, treatment and daily living with the condition.

Held annually in Salt Lake City for last 5 years, the EAU recently received outstanding interest in expanding the Conference in the St. George area.

“After meeting with several interested parties and Neurologists in St. George, it became very apparent that this Conference would also need to be held in that area,” said Jenn Whiting, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Association of Utah, “ With the support of so many people, and the request of even more, we would have been remiss to not engage the Conference Committee in establishing a bi-annual Conference at these two locations”.

After the Board vote to expand the conference, it was decided to move the Salt Lake Conference from chilly November to blissful, early May. The November date will still be used for the St. George event when the weather is more temperate.

Date:     Saturday May 4th, 2013
Time:    9:00am- 3:00pm
Place:    University of Utah
             Clinical Neurosciences Center
Auditorium, Level 1
175 N Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

   Schedule: 8:00 – 9:00am – Registration
     9:00 – 9:15am – Welome
     9:15 – 10:00am – Dr. Pegah Afra - Epilepsy 101
     10:00 – 10:45am – Dr. Helen Barkan – Treatment Options
     10:45 – 11:00 am – Morning Break
     11:00 – 11:15am – Ambulatory Neurological Services - EEG
     11:15 – 12:00pm – Dr. D. Corydon Hammond – Neurofeedback
     12:00 – 12:30pm – Lunch
     12:30 – 12:45pm – Cyberonics – Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
     12:45 – 1:15pm – Dr. Kenneth Oliver – Chiropractic Neurology
     1:15 – 1:45pm – TBD – Depression and Epilepsy
     1:45 – 2:00pm – Break
     2:00 – 2:30pm – Attorney Jared Allebest – Employee Rights
     2:30 – 3:00pm – Panel Q & A
                    3:00pm – Closing Remarks              

Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some time in their lives leading to over 100,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more.  Visit for additional information.

Press Contact:        Lindsey Palmer

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