The NW Epilepsy Foundation announces two regional conferences in November celebrating National November Epilepsy Awareness Month. The conferences will be held in Seattle, WA and Spokane, WA, and are free and open to the public.

Seattle | November 8, 2014 | 8:30 A.M – 4:30 P.M | Seattle Children’s Hospital Wright Auditorium

Keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Bucchalter, Director of the Comprehensive Children’s Epilepsy Center at Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. Bucchalter will speak on Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) – A Conversation Based on Risk and Empathy. SUDEP is the leading cause of premature death among people with epilepsy, and topic gaining more attention in research and patient-provider relationships.

Use of marijuana in treatment of epilepsy, “Medical Marijuana: Current Impacts on Epilepsy Treatment” will be presented by Dr. Russell Saneto of Seattle Children’s Hospital. Other conference presentation topics include “Sleep and Impacts on Epilepsy,” “Anti-Seizure Medication,” “Infants/Preschool Age Children with Epilepsy,” and a panel of medical professionals for a question and answer period.

To register for the Seattle Conference go to: (The Seattle Conference will also be available in webcast.)

Spokane | November 15, 2014 | 10 A.M – 3:00 P.M. | Providence Holy Family Hospital’s Health Education Center

David Lord, Public Policy Director, Disability Rights of Washington, will present on “Your Rights and Responsibilities.” Other conference presentation topics include “Medical Marijuana: Current Impacts on Epilepsy Treatment,” “Advancements in Treatments for Epilepsy,” and a panel of parents speaking on “Caregiving and Epilepsy.”

To register for the Spokane Conference go to:

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