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Webinar: Early Death in Epilepsy, Focus on SUDEP

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


This webinar was is part of a series designed to increase understanding among neuroscience nurses about epilepsy, seizure emergencies, comorbidities, and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). It is a collaboration between the Epilepsy Foundation’s National Epilepsy Education and Awareness Collaborative (NEEAC) and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN).

DETAILS: Each year more than 1 in 1,000 people will die from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). People who have uncontrolled seizures and nocturnal seizures are at increased risk for SUDEP. Recent data about early death in epilepsy highlight the critical need to counsel people with epilepsy and families about SUDEP early and enable individuals and families to implement the best possible safety strategies to decrease the risk of SUDEP.

The audience for this free webinar are members of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN). Nurses are a critical source for patient and caregiver information about the risks related to epilepsy.


TO REGISTER: Registration is free but requires advance registration at this link.


SPEAKERS:

  • Patty Osborne Shafer RN, MN, Senior Director Health Information and Resources, Associate Editor, epilepsy.com, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Sally Schaeffer, Sr. Director, SUDEP Institute, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Tom Stanton, Executive Director, Danny Did Foundation
  • Orrin Devinsky MD, Director of the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
 

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