Wellness & Epilepsy Conference
Saturday, November 9, 2019
18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
Joy D. Calloway, MBA, MHSA
Topic: Mind Games: Playing to Win!
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.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
8:00 – 8:45 am
Registration 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
Break 10:45 am – 11:45 am
New Treatment Review: Cannabidiol, Deep Brain Stimulation, and Laser Ablation 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
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
Break 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
KIDS CONFERENCE DAY CAMP
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, and one will be sent to you. A completed application must be received to reserve a spot for your child. SPACE IS LIMITED!