Epilepsy Focus

“Epilepsy Focus” is a monthly dinner meeting to encourage collaborations among all persons interested in epilepsy at Emory University. We largely consist of clinicians (both pediatric and adult epileptologists),  neurosurgeons (both pediatric and adult), neuroradiologists (both pediatric and adult) as well as scientists from diverse disciplines including Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology. Learners of all levels - principal investigators, attendings, RNs, APNs, fellows, residents, postdoctoral fellows, research specialists and students - are welcome to join us.  Each evening (6:00pm-7:30pm) features two, 20 minute presentations, ideally one clinical and one basic science, either an original work or a critical review of a published article. From time to time, we have an invited speaker. About 30-50 people gather over a buffet dinner to have friendly and informal round table discussions.

Epilepsy Focus is led by Dr. Sookyong Koh and jointly hosted by Children’s Center for Neurosciences Research and the Emory Epilepsy Program. To be added to the distribution list, please contact CCNR Program Coordinator Tracy Willoughby.

In addition, we are pleased to announce the "Epilepsy Clinic Didactic Session Lecture Series".

All are invited to learn the basics of clinical care of children with epilepsy and to share a Mediterranean lunch provided by Neurology Education Funds, courtesy of Dr. Barbara Weissman. This lecture series will take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the North Druid Hills location from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Sookyong Koh or Tracy Willoughby.

Epilepsy Focus Dinner Schedule - 2017

September 27th - Valporic Acid: To Use or Not to Use; Drs. David Loring and Ton DeGrauw

October 11th - Brain Tumor and Epilpsy; Dr. Gesina Keating and Dr. Soma Sengupta

November 8th - Status Epilepticus (Tentative)

December 13th - Stress and Epilepsy (Tentative)