November 19, 2015

MAHEC to Host Symposium on Epilepsy, Nov. 20 – Free for Patients and Family

Join a multi-disciplinary team at MAHEC’s 2015 Epilepsy Symposium: Stop Seizures, Side Effects and Stigma, to be held Friday, Nov. 20 at MAHEC Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus. This event will teach attendees to identify signs and symptoms of epilepsy including the broad range of seizure presentations; understand indications for referral to a specialist; explore the wide variety of treatment options available including medications, surgery and neurostimulation; recognize the psychosocial impact of epilepsy on patients and families and discuss safety concerns for people with epilepsy including driving regulations.

Upon completion of this knowledge-based lecture/discussion education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify signs and symptoms of epilepsy including the broad range of seizure presentations and understand indications for referral to a specialist
  • Describe the wide variety of treatment options available including medications, surgery and neurostimulation
  • Recognize the psychosocial impact of epilepsy on patients and families
  • Cite safety concerns for people with epilepsy including driving regulations

Research shows that 1-2% of the U.S. population (infants through elderly) have epilepsy, or 1 in 25 people–yet epilepsy is often unrecognized, misdiagnosed, or incorrectly managed.

Register in advance: mahec.net/epilepsy
**Registration is required — patients and family members register free.

Location: MAHEC Mary C. Nesbitt Biltmore Campus 121 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville, NC 28803

Date: Friday, November 20, 2015

Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Program: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

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