CURE Foundation Frontiers in Research Seminar Series:
Understanding and Coping with the Risks of SUDEP
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time: Registration 9am, Conference 9:30am - 4pm,
Location: School of Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. and the University of Rochester Medical Center are excited to host a timely research seminar for medical professionals, family and community members about the risks of sudden unexpected death in patients with epilepsy (SUDEP).
Workshops will include a number of short talks by experts in neurology, pulmonology, cardiology, genetics, and sleep medicine. In addition, there will be presentations on new seizure detecting technologies, methods for promoting open dialogue between health care providers and patients, and the recent NYS Legislation for Reporting of SUDEP (Senate Bill S2422). The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Cynthia Harden, a leading expert in SUDEP research and co-author of the American Academy of Neurology/American Epilepsy Society Practice Guidelines for SUDEP. The day will conclude with what is likely to be a very powerful and insightful panel discussion by parents who lost a child to SUDEP, followed by a reception with light refreshments.
In addition to the CURE Foundation and Tanya's Trot, EPI also gratefully acknowledges LivaNova for their education grant in support of this program.
Lunch will be provided to all registered attendees (unless registered for Keynote only).
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. For those who purchase a CME ticket, 5 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 credit will be awarded.
All are welcome! To encourage attendance, we are offering a special ticket for patients, families, and other community members for just $10.
Advance registration is required. Online registration will close on 11/8/2018. Sign up today on the Registration page!
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This conference is organized by Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. and the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with epilepsy, brain injuries, and developmental disabilities throughout the western and central regions of New York.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. The UR Medicine Epilepsy Center offers comprehensive epilepsy care, and is the only certified, level 4 Epilepsy Center in the region.
The conference is underwritten by the CURE Foundation and Tanya's Trot.
For more information, please contact:
Community Educator and Camp Director
(585) 442-4430 x2741
For media inquiries:
(585) 442-6420 x2263