PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY CONFERENCE
AND FAMILY REUNION
JULY 5 - 8, 2017
HILTON ORLANDO • ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Surround yourself with people who get it, learn from experts, and form lifelong bonds. This year’s event will be held at the spectacular Hilton Orlando resort, with two temperature-controlled pools, lazy river, whirlpool, a winding water slide, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, an inexpensive trolley ride away from International Drive‘s shopping, attractions, and dining experiences, including SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort, and a 7-mile shuttle ride away from DisneyWorld, Epcot, and other area attractions! For more information, including registration, see the General Information tab below.
Monika Jones serves as Program Chair and is CEO and Board Chair of The Brain Recovery Project, where she served as the principal investigator for the NIH research conference grant for the 2014 International Workshop on Brain Plasticity, Hemispheric Specialization, and Neuro-rehabilitation After Cerebral Hemispherectomy. In additional to her work with The Brain Recovery Project, she is an active member of the Council of Parent and Attorney Advocates and is a founding board member of Watkins VITAL Care Program, an innovative new program that offers an educational environment for adults with moderate-to-severe autism who have aged out of the school system.
Monika is a graduate University of California at Los Angeles and received her juris doctorate from the University of Southern California. For most of her professional career she was a litigator representing corporations in lawsuits brought by employees.
Monika's first son, Henry, was born with total, syndromic hemimegalencephaly and has had a functional hemispherectomy, revision, and then anatomical hemispherectomy, as well as four shunt revisions, He recently required cranial vault expansion surgery to improve significant brain shift which occurred after the anatomical hemispherectomy which subsequently collapsed requiring repair. He is not seizure free.
Monika lives with her husband and co-founder of The Brain Recovery Project, Brad Jones, her two sons, and two extremely spoiled dogs in Altadena, California.