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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 • 11:20am - 11:50am
MEDICAL PANEL: Difficult Disconnections

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Some areas of the brain are difficult to disconnect. This session will focus on which brain conditions make it difficult to secure complete disconnection, how to determine if there are missed connections if seizures return after initial disconnective/resective surgery, and the use of diffusion tensor imaging to map missed connections and its reliability.

Moderators
avatar for Monika Jones, JD

Monika Jones, JD

President, The Brain Recovery Project
Monika Jones serves as Program Chair and is CEO and Board Chair of The Brain Recovery Project: Childhood Epilepsy Surgery Foundation, where she served as the principal investigator for the NIH research conference grant for the 2014 International Workshop on Brain Plasticity, Hemi... 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 program. He is internationally recognized for advancements in epilepsy research. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters that address clinical and basic science aspects of pediatric epilepsy surgery, including newer imaging techniques, improving surgical techniques, long-term outcomes and rehabilitation using neuroplasticity. His laboratory research has characterized genomic abnormalities, neuroanatomy and cellular properties in cortical dysplasia, Rasmussen Encephalitis, and other etiologies related to epilepsy surgery in children. Dr. Mathern is the recipient of the William G. Lennox Award for lifetime accomplishments in epilepsy from the American Epilepsy Society. His TEDx talk... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Baumgartner, MD

James Baumgartner, MD

Surgical Director, Epilepsy, Florida Hospital for Children
James E. Baumgartner, MD is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures for children and adolescents who are suffering from epilepsy or seizure-related disorders. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journa... Read More →


Saturday July 8, 2017 11:20am - 11:50am
Florida 5-6

Attendees (26)