Events & News

Events & News

All year long, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group promotes epilepsy education for patients, their caregivers, medical treatment staff, and the general public. Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group participates in several epilepsy walks and many different fundraising activities that directly benefit the national or local epilepsy foundations and advocacy societies. Check out our upcoming schedule and you may find an activity that interests you.

What You Need to Know if Epilepsy has Touched Your Life - November 8 - Hackensack, NJ

What You Need to Know if Epilepsy has Touched Your Life - November 8 - Hackensack, NJ

November 8, 2013
What you need to know if epilepsy has touched your child's life all-day educational program

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hekemian Auditorium and Hekemian Conference Room 1

8:30-9 registration
Program: 9-4 PM

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Management of difficult to treat epilepsy in children
9:00 Introduction and welcome: Marcelo Lancman, MD
9:05 Medications for Epilepsy--New versus established: John Pellock, M.D.
10:00 Overview of childhood epilepsy syndromes: Eric Segal, MD
11:00 Surgical Treatment: Arno Fried, MD
11:50 Future therapies for epilepsy: John Pellock, M.D.

12:30 LUNCH

Specific topics:

Room A
1:30 Autism and epilepsy: a medical perspective- Stefanie Berry, MD
2:00 Epilepsy Emergencies: Emergency Medications for Seizures: John Pellock, M.D.
2:30 Diet treatment: Eric Segal, MD and Angela Samuels, RD
3:00 Dravet’s Syndrome - Evan Fertig, MD
3:30 Genetics in Epilepsy Evan Fertig, MD

Room B
1:30 Surviving and thriving in school with epilepsy-Robert Trobliger, PhD
2:00 Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) Felicia Gliksman, M.D. 
2:30 Infantile Spasms: Adenike Opaleke, MD
3:00 Resources for patients and families I: EFNJ
3:30 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex- Stephen Thompson, MD

NEREG has gone GREEN:
All  presentations from the conference are available for you to download listed by presenter name. Just click and print. 

• Epilepsy resources in New Jersey - Andrea Racioppi
• Dravet's Syndrome explained-Dr. Evan Fertig
• Is Epilepsy Inherited-Dr. Evan Fertig
• Surviving and thriving in school with epilepsy - Dr. Robert Trobliger
• Tuberous Sclerosis Complex-Dr. Stephen Thompson
• Lennox Gastaut syndrome - Dr. Felicia Gliksman
• Treating epilepsy with classic anti-epileptic medications - Dr. John Pellock
• Treating Epilepsy with newer anti-epileptic drugs - Dr. John Pellock
• Epilepsy Emergencies: how to recognize and how to respond? - Dr. John Pellock



Events that were highlighted in the past

Glow Walk and Run
12th National Epilepsy Walk in Washington, DC
International Epilepsy Day
71st Annual American Epilepsy Society
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Symposium
Glow Walk and Run
Braddock Park, North Bergen
Webinar: Supporting students with seizures in school
Brain Health Initiative 2017
Webinar: Treating PNES and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using prolonged exposure therapy
5-Borough Bike Tour
Epilepsy Town Hall: Treatment Options for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Webinar session on Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Dr. Lorna Myers
International Epilepsy Day
5-Borough Bike Tour
American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
2016 DSF (Dravet Syndrome Foundation) Family & Professional Conference
Glow Walk and Run for epilepsy and seizures
Bike-a-Thon to raise awareness on epilepsy and seizure