Understanding Anti-Epileptic Drugs

A partnership with SK Life Sciences, Hartford Hospital Ayer Neuroscience Center, and UCONN Health. Dr. Gabriel Martz, MD and John Greenfield, MD co-facilitate a presentation on the different types of AEDs and how they work to treat seizures. Dr. Martz and Dr. Greenfield will highlight some of the newer drugs, including emergency medications currently available to patients.

Recorded On: November 16th, 2020
Presenters: Gabriel Martz - MD HHC Ayer Neuro Science Center and John Greenfield - MD UCONN Health

Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy: A New Treatment Option for Medically Refractory Epilepsy

An overview on seizures and epilepsy followed by an introduction on Deep Brain Stimulation or (DBS), a new treatment option for medically refractory epilepsy.

Recorded On: April 23rd, 2020
Presenters: Lawrence Hirsch, MD, Jason Gerrard, MD - Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


Employment Discrimination & Epilepsy

It is not uncommon for individuals with Epilepsy to be experience discrimination in their place of employment. Often people do not know what action to take if they are treated unfairly or even terminated from a job due to their seizures. We want all our clients to understand their rights under the Americans with Disability Act and what to do should they experience discrimination in the work place.

Recorded On: May 10th, 2019
Presenters: Amy Corbett Dion, Esq. - Greater Hartford Legal Aid


Living Well With Epilepsy

Overview of the Wellness Institute, Epilepsy & the Dimensions of Wellness, and Practical Steps for Improving Wellness.

Recorded On: September 26th, 2019
Presenters: Cate Brocker, APRN - Epilepsy Foundation of America - Wellness Institute Director


Disability Disclosure & Employment

At what point in the job application and hiring process should you disclose information about your medical condition or disability? What is a reasonable accommodation? Learn answers to these questions and more, whether you are job searching or currently employed.

Recorded On: March 21st, 2019
Presenters: Amy Corbett Dion, Esq. - Greater Hartford Legal Aid


Whats New in Epilepsy Surgery? Deep Brain Stimulation

This webinar will discuss in detail the evidence behind the utilization of DBS in medication refractory epilepsy, the indications for DBS implantation and the investigational processes confirming the candidacy and preceding the implantation, mechanism of action, the success rates as well as complications associated with DBS.

Recorded On: January 15th, 2019
Presenters: Aline Herlopian, MD, Jason Gerrard, MD - Yale University Medical Center


CBD: Beyond the Hype

A discussion about the newly approved medication Epidiolex, which is a cannabidiol preparation. This talk will include how this medication compares to medical marijuana and other CBD preparations available, and what is known about the science of this medication, side effects and indications.

Recorded On: December 21st, 2018
Presenters: Jennifer Madan-Cohen, MD - CT Children's Medical Center - Epilepsy Medical Director


Government Benefits for Special Needs Families

This webinar is designed to help special needs families reach a greater understanding of some of the different government benefits available. These benefits are discussed in clear, concise language, including how to qualify for, and the differences between, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Medicare.

Recorded On: December 7th, 2018
Presenters: Michael Beloff- Stratus Wealth Management


Protecting Children with Epilepsy: Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in Camp & After School Programs

No child should be excluded from a camp, daycare or after-school program because of their diagnosis of Epilepsy. This webinar will discuss Title II and III of the ADA and what these statutes mean for your child’s participation in these programs.

Recorded On: November 7th, 2018
Presenters: Bonnie B. Roswig, Esq. - Center for Children’s Advocacy


Exploring therapy options for children with Epilepsy Part 1

This webinar will explore a variety of therapy modalities to support your child’s management of the affects of their epilepsy. The therapy options that will be discussed include art therapy, music therapy, and animal assisted psycho-therapy.

Recorded On: October 23rd, 2018
Presenters: Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC - Infinity Music Therapy Services, Emily Reim Ifrach, MAAT, LPC - Lotus Counseling, Renee Bouffard, LCSW - Healing Hoofbeats, LLC.


Exploring therapy options for children with Epilepsy Part 2

This webinar will explore a variety of therapy modalities to support your child’s management of the affects of their epilepsy. The therapy options that will be discussed include art therapy, music therapy, and animal assisted psycho-therapy.

Recorded On: October 23rd, 2018
Presenters: Jona Jeffcoat, MT-BC - Infinity Music Therapy Services, Emily Reim Ifrach, MAAT, LPC - Lotus Counseling, Renee Bouffard, LCSW - Healing Hoofbeats, LLC.


How to become the best caregiver you can be!

Caregivers are so busy taking care of their loved ones that they don't always take care of themselves. What are the best coping strategies? How do you get help for yourselves? How do you help your loved one take care of legal matters? How do you start difficult conversations with them? This webinar will help guide you through the answers to these questions.

Recorded On: September 28th, 2018
Presenters: Franklin Drazen & Steven Rubin - Drazen Law


Role of Self-Determination in Transition

What is it, how does it relate to self-advocacy, and what parents can do to facilitate this.

Recorded On: June 22nd, 2018
Presenters: Nicolas Gelbar, Ph.D - Research Director - UCONN Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities


Overview of Transition

How families can make their sons/daughter's transition from school as seamless as possible.

Recorded On: June 15th, 2018
Presenters: Linda Rammler, Med, Ph.D - Research Associate II - UCONN Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities


Introduction to the Neuropace

This will be a review of the RNS system for Epilepsy, including which patients benefit from RNS and what patients can expect from the therapy.

Recorded On: May 18th, 2018
Presenters: Pue Farooque - DO Yale Assitant Professor of Neurology, Jason Lee Gerrard, MD, Ph.D - Yale Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience


Psycho-social Impact of Epilepsy on Children

This webinar will explore how epilepsy and mental health are associated; the variability from child to child and their psycho-social functioning. We will address topics such as how to build self-esteem/coping in these kids; how to talk to kids and their friends about epilepsy encouraging social contact and when to involve Psychology.

Recorded On: May 17th, 2018
Presenters: Vinita Knight, MD, MPH & Paige Lembeck, PhD - Yale New Haven Hospital


Insurance Benefits

A general overview on how to get started with Medicare, Including a review of Medicare Part A and Part B eligibility for Social Security Disability recipients. Come prepared with questions!

Recorded On: April 26th, 2018
Presenters: Marianne Engengro - Insurance Benefits Resource, LLC.


Tratamientos de Epilepsia

El Tratamiento medico y quirurgico de la epilepsia. (A discussion on the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy)

Recorded On: March 9th, 2018
Presenters: Kamil Detyniecki, MD - Yale New Haven Hospital


Epilepsy Surgery: Is it for me?

Epilepsy surgery is the next step to consider for people whose seizures are not fully controlled with anti-seizure medications. This webinar will discuss the surgical investigation as well as the various modalities referred to in treating epilepsies that do not respond to anti-seizure medications.

Recorded On: February 16th, 2018
Presenters: Aline Herlopian, MD - Attending Epileptologist - Yale University


Driving & Epilepsy

A discussion of both practical and legal issues related to driving with seizures and the impact driving restrictions have on quality of life for persons with epilepsy.

Recorded On: January 12th, 2018
Presenters: John Greenfield, MD, Ph.D - Professor and Chairman Department of Neurology - UConn Health


Neurofeedback & Epilepsy

Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that measures brain waves to produce a signal that can be used as feedback to teach self-regulation of brain function. Learn how Neurofeedback can help with seizure control.

Recorded On: December 7th, 2017
Presenters: Derrick Schull, ND - Pediatric & Family Center for Natural Medicine


Special Needs Planning

Available supports and services and eligibility requirements for individuals with Epilepsy. Special Needs Trusts, including how to establish/fund the trust, and the rules for using the funds; and ABLE accounts.

Recorded On: November 10th, 2017
Presenters: Kathleen D. Tetreault, Esq. - Disability Planning Partners, Inc.


Education Law in CT

Come learn of your child's eligibility under the IDEA and section 504, important things parents need to know about discipline and bullying, and some tips for self-advocacy.

Recorded On: October 11th, 2017
Presenters: Larissa Johnson, Esq., Ad Lauream


Adjusting to a Diagnosis of Epilepsy

The process of adjusting to a new diagnosis of epilepsy will be discussed; as well as ways to ease this adjustment.

Recorded On: September 29th, 2017
Presenters: Carrie Erwin, LCSW - Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


Dietary Therapy for Adults

Dietary therapy is an approach to help control seizures, usually in conjunction with seizure medications. This webinar will focus on the most common diets used to treat Epilepsy.

Recorded On: June 20th, 2017
Presenters: Ilisa Nussbaum


Anti-Epileptic Drugs

Learn how these drugs are prescribed including most common side affects and interactions with other medication.

Recorded On: May 22nd, 2017
Presenters: Kamil Detyniecki, MD - Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center


Understanding the EEG

The following questions about the EEG will be addressed: What is an EEG? What does it do? How is it used in diagnosing Epilepsy?

Recorded On: April 18th, 2017
Presenters: Erica Schyler, MD - Hartford Hospital Neuroscience Center


Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: an Introduction for patients and loved ones.

Recorded On: March 15th, 2017
Presenters: Lorna Meyers, Ph.D - Director Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizure Program - Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group


Legal Advocacy

Learn about legal rights specific to epilepsy and how to advocate for yourself in areas of education and employment.

Recorded On: February 17th, 2017
Presenters: Cherree Sanders, MSW - Epilepsy Foundation - Jeanne A Carpenter Legal Defense Fund


Epilepsy 101

An overview of epilepsy including seizure classification and identification, seizure first-aid, and most common treatment options.

Recorded On: January 18th, 2017
Presenters: Dr. Robert Bonwetsch - Associated Neurologists, PC