Living with Epilepsy Conference

The Epilepsy Alliance Ohio along with Ohio Health presents:

Living with Epilepsy


at Ohio Health Riverside Hospital

Thanks to Ohio Health and the following sponsors who helped to make our 2018 Living with Epilepsy Conference so successful. 

Greenwich Biosciences, LivaNove, Lundbeck, Neuropace, Neurotech, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Sunovion, Supernus, UCB.

In 2019 the conference will be held at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Stay tuned for the date and registration information. 

If you would be interested in sponsoring the 2019 event please call (877) 804-2241 or email

People living with epilepsy, their caregivers and friends, along with professionals in the field of neurology are encouraged to attend this all day seminar focusing on the latest treatments and trends in epilepsy. A variety of sessions will be offered by leading professionals in the field, this conference you don’t want to miss!

(500 Thomas Lane. Columbus, Ohio 43214. Park in the Purple Garage.)

Conference will take place at the Bing Cancer Center at Riverside Hospital

Looking for Continuing Education Opportunities?  For this symposium, CEU’s are approved for each of these Professionals:  Social Workers and Nurses 5.5 clock hours; Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists 5.5 ASET CEUs upon completion of the full conference.

Admission is $10 for the Symposium only, or $40 for the Symposium and CEUs.

Price includes continental breakfast and lunch.


To view or print this years brochure click here: 2018 Living Well Brochure_Updated2



2018 Description of the Day:

  • WELCOME AND REMARKS: 8:40 AM – 9:00 AM Emily Klatte, MD Ohio Health. Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
  • GENERAL SESSION: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
  • LET’S TALK ABOUT EPILEPSY: Dr. Brien Smith, System VP Neurosciences Ohio Health. This presentation will provide a brief overview of significant personal and professional experiences in the field of epilepsy over the last 40 years.
  • BREAK: 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 10:30 AM – 11:30
  • Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care:  Making the Process PainlessJaime Twanow, MDNationwide Children’s HospitalThis presentation will outline the framework for successful transition from pediatric to adult neurology providers
  • Epilepsy, Treating Beyond SeizuresEmily Klatte, MDOhioHealthAn overview of co-morbidities, including depression, memory issues, headaches and bone health
  • Epilepsy Surgery-the Patient JourneyGirish Hiremath, MD, FAANSThis presentation will talk about epilepsy surgery, its indications, techniques, and expectations, and the results thus far at Riverside since the start of the program 2.5 years ago.
  • Seizure Types:  What’s in a Name?Monica Islam, MDNationwide Children’s HospitalThis presentation will discuss the classification of seizure types and types of epilepsy.
  • Pediatric Epilepsy, Development and BehaviorMary Wojnaroski, PhDNationwide Children’s HospitalIn this presentation we will talk about typical child development, developmental delays and behavior problems in children with epilepsy and strategies to promote development and manage behavior problems.
  • Woman and EpilepsySarita Maturu, DOThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterIn this presentation we will discuss women’s issues in regards to epilepsy, including information on contraception and special considerations for pregnant women with epilepsy.
  • EXHIBITS AND LUNCH: 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
  • GENERAL SESSION: 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
  • The Impact of Epilepsy on Memory Function       Julie Simensky, PhD-Clinical Psychology, MA-Rehabilitation CounselingOhioHealthThis presentation will provide an overview of memory functioning and how it can be negatively impacted by epilepsy.  Additionally, strategies to improve memory functioning will be reviewed. 

    GENERAL SESSION           

    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM                                                                                                   

    Questions I forgot to ask—Panel

    Sheri Cotterman-Hart, MD, PhD

    Mt Carmel Neurology

    Karen J Brown, LSW

    Epilepsy Alliance Ohio


    The Panel will provide views and advice on concerns expressed by audience members