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Wellness & Epilepsy Conference

November 9, 2019


Saturday, November 9, 2019
VisTaTech Center

Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152


Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA

Public Speaker ~ Corporate Trainer ~ Problem Solver
Member, Board of Directors – Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
Topic: Mind Games: Playing to Win!
Joy D. Calloway is a charismatic, transformational leader with over 25 years of healthcare and non-profit experience. Currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), Joy is a three-time graduate of The University of Michigan (BA, MBA, MHSA), where she remains very active with her alma mater, mentoring and precepting young professionals. As a seasoned public speaker, Joy addresses topics as wide-ranging as mental health, non-profit board development, community health, leadership, and emotional intelligence. Inducted into the Michigan Chronicle’s Woman of Excellence community in 2014, Joy serves on the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan and is the proud mom to her daughter Vashti, who lives with epilepsy and is now a senior at Hampton University. Her presentation will empower you to make positive change in your life by recognizing what triggers uncomfortable emotions and channeling those emotions in the direction YOU choose.


Brandy Fureman, PhD
Vice President of Research and New Therapies; Epilepsy Foundation
Topic: From Hope to Help: Transforming Research into Therapies

Brandy Fureman has served as the Vice President of Research and New Therapies at the Epilepsy Foundation since 2016. She oversees all Epilepsy Foundation research programs and priorities for innovation, engagement, and research training. She has successfully spearheaded the implementation of various research initiatives, including the Research Roundtable for Epilepsy, Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conferences, and other Foundation activities to engage people living with epilepsy and families in the research process. She is a principal investigator of the Rare Epilepsy Network, the Epilepsy Learning Healthcare System, and the Human Epilepsy Project. Dr. Fureman’s leadership and collaborative vision have enabled the Epilepsy Foundation to engage key stakeholders in science, clinical medicine, and industry to bring progress and hope for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy. Her presentation will highlight some of the important research that Epilepsy Foundation is supporting and how it’s leading to better treatments and care.


8:00 – 8:45 am

8:45 – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:30 am
Mind Games: Playing to Win!
Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA
Public Speaker ~ Corporate Trainer ~ Problem Solver
Member, Board of Directors – Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

9:30 – 10:30 am
From Hope to Help: Transforming Research into Therapies
Brandy Fureman, PhD – Vice President of Research and New Therapies; Epilepsy Foundation

10:30 – 10:45 am

10:45 am – 11:45 am
New Treatment Review: Cannabidiol, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Laser Ablation

11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Healthy Lunch
Health & Resource Fair

1:15 – 2:30 pm
Breakout Sessions – Early Afternoon

Topic 1
Understanding and Managing Risk Across the Lifespan

Topic 2
Healthy Brain, Happy Life

Topic 3
In Our Own Words: Voices of the Epilepsy Community

2:30 – 2:45 pm

2:45 – 4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions – Late Afternoon

Topic 4
The Art and Science of Epilepsy Diagnosis: Challenging Cases

Topic 5
Aging with Epilepsy: Planning for the Future

Topic 6
Ask the Epilepsy Specialists


Please take advantage of this program created for children ages 5 – 15 who have epilepsy or have a family member with epilepsy. The Kids Conference Day Camp takes place at the same time and location as our Wellness & Epilepsy Conference. This allows parents to attend the conference while their children learn, make new friends, and have fun in a safe environment.

Activities include the following:

• Fun “ice-breaker” games to help kids get to know each other
• An interactive discussion with a pediatric epilepsy specialist from Beaumont Children’s
• A variety of age-appropriate group recreational activities for kids to choose from
• A creative group project that will promote teamwork, reflection, and sharing of ideas
• An opportunity to see the Inspirational Address (for older kids who are interested)

To attend, a Kids Conference Day Camp Application must be completed and returned to us. Please contact Pam Bird at 800-377-6226, ext. 1204; [email protected], and one will be sent to you. A completed application must be received to reserve a spot for your child. SPACE IS LIMITED!


Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Rd
Livonia, MI 48152 United States
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(734) 462-4400