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.

Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures (PNES) Patients and Caregivers

Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures (PNES) Patients and Caregivers

When: October 20, 2018

Time: 9.00AM-4.30PM (registration 7.45-9.00AM)

Where: Malcolm Forbes Auditorium 
Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, register to attend the conference through your computer (webinar format)

Breakfast and lunch included

Target audience: Patients and caregivers.

The conference is free of cost.  

Simultaneous all-day conferences on adult and childhood epilepsy and psychogenic non epileptic seizures taught by epileptologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, social workers, registered dieticians, and nurses who specialize in epilepsy and seizures. 

9 - 9:15 Program Overview - Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
9:15 - 10 Introduction to Psychogenic non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) - Lorna Myers, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
10 - 10:45 How are psychogenic seizures diagnosed - Christos Lambrakis, M.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
10:45 - 11 BREAK
11:00-11:45 The neuropsychology of PNES - Robert Trobliger, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
11:45 - 12:30 Psychological trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and PNES - Lorna Myers, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH
1:30 - 2:15 Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures in Children and Adolescents -- Julia Doss, Psy.D. Minnesota Epilepsy Group
2:15 - 2:30 BREAK
2:30 - 3:30 Psychotherapists: How to treat a patient who has PNES? Patients: how to explain PNES to others? -- Lorna Myers, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
3:30 - 4:30 Informal round table gathering for audience members who wish to stay behind and continue networking

Robert Trobliger, Ph.D.
Dr. Trobliger is the co-director of the Clinical Neuropsychology program at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group, which has offices in New York and New Jersey. He sees both children and adults. He completed his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at New York University. During his studies he did training at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Bellevue's Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's TBI Unit, and several private practices. Following completion of his PhD, he completed a fellowship at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group before joining as a full-time staff member. His research interests include: Epilepsy and Memory, Epilepsy and ADHD, and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) and cognitive functioning.

Lorna Myers, Ph.D. 
Dr. Myers is the director of the Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizure program at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group. She is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and has worked with patients diagnosed with PNES for fifteen years. She is also a certified clinician and supervisor in prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD.  In 2014, she published the book: Psychogenic non- epileptic Seizures: A Guide which was later translated and published in Japanese and Spanish.

Christos Lambrakis, M.D.
Dr. Lambrakis is the Associate Director of the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and an epileptologist.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, Rensaeler Polyteclinic Institute of New York and his Doctorate of Medicine from New York Medical College.  He completed his Internship, residency in Neurology and Neurophysiology Fellowship in Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY. He and Dr. Marcelo Lancman formed the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group in 1998.  He is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology with a specialization in Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.

Julia Doss, Psy.D.
Dr. Doss is the Director of Pediatric the Psychogenic non-epileptic seizure program at the Minnesota Epilepsy Group and the Training Director of the Pediatric Psychology Fellowship. Dr. Doss is a clinical psychologist and one of the authors of a new book called Pediatric non-epileptic seizures: A Treatment Guide (Springer Publishing).

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