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Study day on the advances in the treatment of epilepsy (professionals only)

Is an Epilepsy Action run event.

Study day on the advances in the treatment of epilepsy (professionals only)

Event Date: 
Wednesday 5 June 2019 - 09:00
The Kinmel and Kinspa, St George's Road, Abergele, LL22 9AS, United Kingdom

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.

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For more information contact Ann Sivapatham, Epilepsy Action Wales manager.

Download the poster in Welsh

Contact Name: 
Ann Sivapatham
Contact Number: 
01633 253 407
Contact Email: 

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