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Our Epilepsy and Seizure Experts have been busy

Our epilepsy and seizure experts have been working hard educating health professionals about epilepsy and seizure disorders, advancing projects as well as becoming better trained in subspecialties. 

Over the summer, Dr. Enrique Feoli gave an interview on the Spanish television channel Univision explaining medical marijuana use for epilepsy.  He is also the Chair of the Special Interest Group: Post traumatic epilepsy at the American Epilepsy Society.

Dr. Eric Segal has been very active this year.  His achievements include having received the title as site leader for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance in 2014, being recently asked to be a reviewer for the journal Pediatric Neurology and being featured on the Fox News channel in June 2014 to discuss Dravet's Syndrome and medical marijuana with Julie Banderas.  

Dr. Evan Fertig's activities this year have included being on the Board of the Family Resource Network (FRN) of NJ, publishing an article on July for 2014 titled "Inclusion and exclusion criteria for epilepsy clinical trials-recommendations from the April 30, 2011 NINDS workshop" in the journal Epilepsy Research (, and giving grand rounds Richmond University Medical center on June 5, 2014 on New treatments for refractory focal epilepsy.

Dr. Fertig has also been helping plan the Glow Walk Run for Epilepsy that will support the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ and has been recruiting patients and families.  He also plans to run it in October!

Drs. Jeff Politsky and Evan Fertig are both on a multicenter grant- 2014 AES Research Infrastructure Award- Critical Care EEG Research Consortium and are actively collecting preliminary data from 250 critically ill adults and children at consortium sites who undergo clinically indicated continuous video-EEG (cEEG) monitoring.

Dr. Lorna Myers was invited to join the American Epilepsy Society (AES) Psychosocial Comorbidity Committee.

She also became certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy used for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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