Sunday, December 5th 9:00am (CT)
New Insight into the Effect of Diet on Seizure Control
What people with epilepsy eat may have more of an effect on seizure control than is commonly thought. One study reveals when and for what type of seizures the ketogenic and modified Atkins diets might best be used. Another finds a basic mechanism for the effect of diet on seizure control.
Sunday, December 5th 2:00pm (CT)
Breaking News in Neurostimulation for Epilepsy
Neurostimulation therapy is at the forefront in research to conquer drug-resistant seizures. The three-year efficacy results of DBS therapy in the SANTE trial are reported, as well as results of the pilot study of a novel developing external device for quelling seizures.
Monday, December 6th 9:00am (CT)
Disparities in Healthcare for People with Epilepsy
Featured reports in this briefing analyze differences in emergency department visits, hospital admissions, length of hospital stay, and other disparities in treatment associated with health resource utilization by race/ethnicity, Medicaid status, and geographic area.
Monday, December 6th 3:00pm (CT)
Elephant in the Living Room: Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)
Families who suffer the loss of a loved one to SUDEP are often unaware of this tragic possibility. A parent will relate her experience in losing a child, and researchers will discuss new data on SUDEP risks, the incidence of SUDEP in a population study, and a study of SUDEP with a particular medication.
Tuesday, December 7th 8:30am (CT)
On the Cutting-Edge toward Prevention and Cure
Research is moving beyond the control of symptoms (seizures) to eithe
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