Epilepsy Innovation Conference

Thank you for attending Epilepsy Innovation Virtual Conference Week! If you missed any of the sessions, please follow the links below to view the recorded sessions on our YouTube channel.

This conference has been approved for 5 ASET CEUs.

Seizure Forecasting: From Concept to Reality
Caitlin Grzeskowiak, Ph.D. – Director of Innovation, Epilepsy Foundation
How research into seizure patterns and indicators is bringing us closer to a seizure forecasting device for personal use.

Inflammation in Epilepsy
Erin Okazaki, MD – Epileptologist, Spectrum Health
Mitchel Williams, MD – Pediatric Neurologist & Neuroimmunologist – Children’s Hospital of Michigan
The role of inflammation in epileptogenesis, seizure initiation and propagation, autoimmune epilepsies, and epilepsy therapies.

Innovations in Epilepsy Surgery
Sanjay Patra, MD – Neurosurgeon, Spectrum Health
Seth DeVries, MD – Pediatric Epileptologist, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Advances in neurodiagnostics, presurgical evaluation, and surgical strategies and techniques.

Coordinated Caregiving
Rebecca Tang, MD – Epileptologist, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences
Joan and Nick Broggi – Parents of a young adult with epilepsy
Hannah Stegink, LMSW - Spouse of a person with epilepsy
Coordinating medical care, caregiving responsibilities, and community resources to support self-determination and quality of life.

Treatment Pathways in Drug-Resistant Generalized Epilepsy
David Harris, MD – Epileptologist, Michigan Medicine
Available and emerging therapeutic approaches in the management of intractable generalized epilepsies.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors:
Spectrum Health
Greenwich Biosciences
SK Life Science


The Sound of Seizures: Developing an Audio-Triggered Seizure Detection App
Maysaa Basha, MD – Epileptologist, Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

COVID-19 and Epilepsy: Facts and Fears
Angel Hernandez, MD – Pediatric Epileptologist, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Enhancing Quality of Life Through Technology
Evan Tank, DO – Epileptologist, Spectrum Health
Michael Wolff, PsyD, ABPdN – Neuropsychologist, BRAINS
Susan Woolner, CPXP – Neurosciences Patient and Caregiver Support Coordinator, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences
Elizabeth Stout – Young Adult with Epilepsy; Youth Consultant, Michigan Pediatric Epilepsy Project

What’s New in Epilepsy Treatment
David Burdette, MD – Epileptologist, Spectrum Health

Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy: New Research & New Strategies
Adriana Tanner, MD – Epileptologist, Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences

Current and Future Transportation Options to Support Independence
Mounzer Kassab MD, MA – Epileptologist, Michigan State University
Sarah Green – ADA Administrator/Travel Trainer, The Rapid
Ani Grigorian, MSW – Mobility Consultant