Living with Epilepsy Conference

The Epilepsy Alliance Ohio along with Nationwide Children’s Hospital presents:

Living with Epilepsy

 Saturday, October 27th, 2018

8:00 AM – 3:45 PM

at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

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!

(700 Children’s Dr, Columbus, OH 43205. Park in the Orange Parking Garage located at 555 S 18th St (at the corner of Mooberry and 18th St). . . visit  for maps and driving directions.)

Conference will take place in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center, 1st floor.

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.


New this year!

UCB is proud to bring the attendees of the 2017 Living with Epilepsy Conference a virtual reality experience in partnership with Jane Gauntlett, Founder of Sublime & Ridiculous, a company focused on bringing together performance and technology to build empathy. Jane is also an adult living with epilepsy, which allows her to combine her art and her firsthand experiences, and in turn, to share her journey. This twenty minute program will take part throughout the day and participants can sign up separately to take part in this journey.

2018 Description of the Day:

  • WELCOME AND REMARKS: 8:40 AM – 9:00 AMNationwide Children’s Hospital
    Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus
  • GENERAL SESSION: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
  • Why me? Why now? What next? Surviving and Thriving with Epilepsy
    Presenters: Monica Islam, MD; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Jason Bispring, MD; OhioHealth
  • BREAK: 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS: 10:30 AM – 11:30
  • Choose one:
    Pediatric Epilepsy and ADHD: Understanding and Managing Attention Problems at Home and at School
    Presenter: Kelly McNally, PhD, ABPP; Nationwide Children’s HospitalHow does Social Security Disability work anyway?
    Presenter: Diane Jaquish, ESQ; Rosenberg and Ball, Co, LPACounseling Women with Epilepsy: What Every Female Patient Should Know
    Presenters: Lucrecia Long, CNP; The Ohio State University Medical Center
    James McAuley, PharmD; The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Choose one:
    Neurostimulation and dietary therapy: Old dogs and new tricks for medically refractory epilepsy
    Presenter: Adam Ostendorf, MD; Nationwide Children’s HospitalLiving with Chronic Illness
    Presenter: Kristen Trott, PhD; Nationwide Children’s HospitalPediatric Epilepsy Syndromes
    Presenter: Jorge Vidaurre, MD; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • EXHIBITS AND LUNCH: 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
  • GENERAL SESSION: 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Update on Medical Marijuana
    Presenter: Anup Patel, MD; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • GENERAL SESSION: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Questions I Forgot to Ask!
    Panel: William Bell, MD; The Ohio State University Medical Center
    Anup Patel, MD; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Nancy Auer; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Karen J Brown, LSW; The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus
  • For more information please call toll free at 877-804-2241