Events & News


Our epilepsy community has been busy with Walks for epilepsy and seizures, conferences for patients and loved ones, purple knitting, purple pumpkins, and epilepsy webinars

On September 20, NEREG held its awesome and far-reaching Annual Conference on Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders (with a special session on Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures) in Mahwah, NJ.  The conference offered four simultaneous all-day sessions including Advances in Epilepsy Treatments, Epilepsy and seizures in children, Epilepsy and seizures in Adults, and Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: diagnosis and treatment. A total of 18 experts in epilepsy diagnosis and treatment, legal issues in epilepsy, and psychogenic seizures presented to almost 200 people in attendance.  Continuing education credits were offered for nurses and EEG technologists.  The conference was a success in every respect! Thank you to all who attended and to all the doctors and specialists who donated their Saturday.

Check out our photo gallery to see all the pictures of the conference:

Check out this photo gallery (at bottom of page) to see all the pictures from the PNES conference:

If you go to this link, the first 26 lectures are from our 2014 epilepsy and PNES conference and are available for you to open and print out:

On November 8, NEREG hosted its Fourth Annual Epilepsy Conference in Manhattan, NY featuring lectures on the use of medical marijuana in epilepsy treatment, epilepsy emergencies and how to respond, and wellness in epilepsy and epilepsy resources.  As always, the conference was held simultaneously in English and Spanish allowing our team to reach a larger group of patients and loved ones with the most updated information on epilepsy and seizure treatments.  Spanish-language Newspaper, El Especialito, asked to have a reporter and photographer present in order to feature the conference in their next issue which is an excellent way to get the word out about epilepsy to the Latino community.

On October 22nd our Hackensack office hosted the Purple Pumpkin Project! Our doctors provided the pumpkins, paint and decorations and our kids and fun-loving adults provided the energy and creativity.  At the end of the event, all who attended got to take their pumpkin home to keep raising epilepsy awareness by placing a sign next to their pumpkin: Ask me why my pumpkin is purple?

On October 18, team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group marched and ran in Jersey City at the Glow Walk and Run raising funds for the EFNJ and raising awareness for epilepsy and seizure disorders.  The team was successfully captained by Urmi Vaidya, LCSW who walked with the group, and epileptologist, Dr. Evan Fertig who ran the 5K.  Our team raised a whopping: $2303 and recruited 18 loyal walkers.  Dr. Evan Fertig had the honor of being the top individual fundraiser and Team NEREG was the top fundraising team.  

On October 7, we started a four week course held in New Jersey and Manhattan, NY simultaneously for prospective knitters.  Our doctors provided the purple (and teal) colored yarns and two wonderful volunteers (Marina and Daissy) offered their knowledge to teach others how to knit.  Some absolutely wonderful scarves came from this project. These will be raffled off over the next few months to raise funds for Team NEREG which will be walking in Washington, DC in April 2015.  All funds will be donated to the American Epilepsy Society.


Epilepsy Webinars:

Sometimes it can be hard to leave home and travel to a conference on epilepsy and seizures.  Since this is an obstacle that many have shared with us, NEREG has been offering free monthly webinars on-line for anyone who wishes to watch and learn.  A wide variety of epilepsy and seizure disorder topics have been presented and there are more to come next year.  These are just a few of the webinars we offered during these last three months.

September 09 Dr. Marcelo Lancman, Que necesitas Saber si la Epilepsia Ha Tocado Tu Vida- Book presentation 

September 22 Dr. Marcelo Lancman, What You Need to Know if Epilepsy has Touched Your Life: A Guide in Plain English-Book presentation 

October 14 Dr. Salah Mesad, Mental Health Issues in Epilepsy

October 28 Dr. Preeti Puntambekar, Advances in medical treatment of epilepsy

November 11 Dr. Eric Segal, Neuromodulation in Epilepsy

Check out all past webinars in our webinar library:


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