The eighth annual Queensland Epilepsy Symposium: Thinking outside the box, is being held on Thursday, 26th October 2017 at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
The theme this year is “What’s new in the epilepsy world with experts from throughout Australia presenting on a range of topics including genetic testing and research, emerging drugs, stereo-EEG, non-epileptic seizures, epilepsy and spirituality and where epilepsy fits within the NDIS.
Dr Piero Perucca is a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Dr Perucca will present on his research into genetic testing for focal epilepsy. His main areas of interest are the genetics of epilepsy, the pharmacological and surgical treatments of epilepsy, and genetic and electrophysiological biomarkers of epilepsy outcome.
Other speakers including Brisbane based Neurologists Dr Cecilie Lander and Dr Dan McLaughlin will cover diverse topics including epilepsy and spirituality and emerging drugs.
Other topics for the 2017 Symposium include information on epilepsy surgery, medicinal cannabis, genetic testing, non-epileptic seizures, and the NDIS and epilepsy.
Dr Sasha Dionisio from the Mater Centre for Neurosciences will talk about how Stereo-EEGs have been transforming the lives of Queensland patients with focal epilepsy. This revolutionary technique enables patients to have epilepsy surgery, most of whom were previously told that they could not have surgery as their brain scan was normal.
To view our full program of speakers. Click here for the program
This one day symposium will ensure members of the public including those living with epilepsy and their support networks, as well as medical and allied health staff have the opportunity to learn more about a range of topical issues.
For details of the full program and information on registering for the Symposium: https://queenslandepilepsysymposium2017.eventbrite.com.au. Call Epilepsy Queensland on 07 3435 5000 or 1300 852 853 (outside Brisbane)