This event is for healthcare professionals and learning disability nurses who work with people with epilepsy.
Presentations and information will include:
- New ILAE classification of seizures and an update on medical cannabis legislation - Dr Martyn Bracewell, clinical senior lecturer, Bangor University
- Alfie's hope, the struggle to give our son a better quality of life - Hannah Deacon, Alfie's Mum
- Dissociative seizures or non-epileptic attack disorder and epilepsy - Dr Chrissie Burness, consultant neurologist, the Walton Centre for Neurology
- Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and surgery as a treatment for epilepsy - Malisa Pierri, epilepsy specialist nurse, Cardiff and the Vale
- Epilepsy and autism, is there a relationship? - Debbie O'Shea, learning disability nurse, Powys
- Behavioural issues and mortality risk for people with a learning disability and epilepsy
This event aims to:
- Improve knowledge of health professionals by providing informative talks on the latest developments in epilepsy and learning disability
- To increase an individual's confidence when working with a patient who has epilepsy and learning disability
- To provide an environment where health professionals can network and share experiences about their work in a safe environment
A previous event delegate said: "All areas of training were beneficial. This knowledge will be taken to the workplace and a training database is to be set up to teach and train staff. Very informative."
£10 booking fee per person, including a buffet lunch. Booking is essential.
For more information contact Ann Sivapatham, Epilepsy Action Wales manager.
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