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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 DisneyWorldEpcot, and other area attractions! For more information, including registration, see the General Information tab below.

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Saturday, July 8 • 10:20am - 10:50am
MEDICAL PANEL: Hydrocephalus After Hemispherectomy And Other Resective Surgeries

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Hydrocephalus is a significant concern after hemispherectomy and often other resective surgeries. But why? This session will provide you with an overview of the brain's ventricular system, the Monroe Kellie hypothesis which explains why disrupting the ratio of blood-to-brain-to-cerebrospinal fluid can result in hydrocephalus, where shunts are commonly placed, and difficulties diagnosing hydrocephalus when imaging shows no change in ventricle size but the child is symptomatic, has over-draining issues, and other challenges.  

Moderators
avatar for Monika Jones

Monika Jones

Visionary Founder and CEO, The Brain Recovery Project: Childhood Epilepsy Surgery Foundation
After her first son, Henry, was born with total hemimegalencephaly and required a modified lateral hemispherotomy as an infant, then revision at age two, then a third surgery to convert to a true anatomical hemispherectomy at age three, Monika and her husband Brad Jones founded The... Read More →
avatar for Gary Mathern, MD

Gary Mathern, MD

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program, UCLA
Dr. Mathern, pioneer of the lateral hemispherotomy technique, holds the Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Endowed Chair for Epilepsy Research in Honor of Paul Crandall, MD at the University of California, Los Angeles where he also serves as the neurosurgical director of pediatric epilepsy surgery... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aria Fallah, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAANS

Aria Fallah, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAANS

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA
Dr. Aria Fallah is a fellowship trained pediatric neurosurgeon who practices at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is board certified... Read More →


Saturday July 8, 2017 10:20am - 10:50am
Florida 5-6

Attendees (35)