The 2019 Iowa Seizure Smart Conference was held November 2nd, in Des Moines featuring various epilepsy experts educating on a variety of topics.

Click here for a printable conference booklet.

2019 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS & TOPICS

World Health Organization Report on Epilepsy – Timothy E. Welty, PharmD FCCP BCPS, Drake University

Rescue Medication in Seizure Emergency Planning – Rifali Patel, MD, MercyOne Pediatric Neurology Clinic

What To Know About Devices & Technology in Epilepsy – Tom Stanton, Executive Director, Danny Did Foundation

Epilepsy Treatment: A World Perspective – David B. Moore, MD, McFarland Clinic

Seizure Safe Schools Advocacy– EFIA Advocacy Committee

 

CHILDREN’S EDUCATION SESSION

We held a Children’s Education Session led by a certified art therapist who guided an art program consisting of talking about epilepsy with hands on activities to help children work through their emotions, anxiety & stress through art.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR

A Community Resource Fair was held at the conference with social service organizations who had various resources relating to treatment options, employment, transportation, housing & other informational materials for our attendees.  Exhibitors benefited from immediate access to attendees, as well as from learning valuable information about epilepsy which will help them better serve their consumers with epilepsy.