A proud founding member of

Living with Epilepsy Conference

The Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
along with the OhioHealth Presents:

Living with Epilepsy Conference

Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 8 AM to 4 PM
OhioHealth David P. Blom Administrative Campus

3430 OhioHealth Dr.
Columbus, OH 43202

Conference for people with epilepsy, their family and friends and professionals in the field of neurology.

Wide Range of Topics by many experts!

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Registration Flyer – Living With Epilepsy 2023 Registration Flyer


8:00 am to 8:40 am  – Registration, Exhibits and Continental Breakfast

8:40 am to 9:00 am Welcome & Remarks

  • William J. Hicks II, MD, OhioHealth
  • Epilepsy Alliance Ohio

9:00 am – 10:15 am – General Session

Making Sure Everyone With Epilepsy Gets Great Care: Overcoming Barriers in Epilepsy Management

Emily Klatte MD, MBA, OhioHealth
Christopher Beatty, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

This presentation will review current gaps in epilepsy care, including issues related to health disparities, and offer suggestions on how we can all work to bridge this gap in care.

10:15 am – 10:30 am – Break

10:30 am – 11: 30 am – Concurrent Session

1. Supported Decision Making vs. Guardianship: Which is right for you?
Logan Philipps, J.D, M.A.
Resch, Root, Philipps & Graham, LLC

Individuals living with epilepsy may need support to live their best life. This presentation will review both Support Decision Making and Guardianship options.

2. Counseling Women with Epilepsy: What every Female Should Know
Lurcretia Long DNP, MSN, APRN-CNP, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

This presentation will provide important up-to-date information on women’s issues and epilepsy.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Exhibits & Lunch

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Concurrent Session

1. Sleep and Epilepsy, An Overview
Krithiga Hasbrook, MD,PhD, OhioHealth

This presentation will talk about the role sleep has in regards to the brain and general health as well as its relationship to epilepsy and common co-morbidities in patients with epilepsy.

2. Seizure Action Plans and Rescue Medication Across the Lifespan
Nancy Auer, APRN FNP-BC, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

This presentation will be an overview of seizure action plans and rescue medications.

3. Epilepsy and Autism Throughout the Lifespan: Not Just a Childhood Disorder
Mary Wojnaroski, PhD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition which presents early in life and is co-morbid with epilepsy. This talk will discuss autism through the lifespan, both in children and adults.

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm – Break

1:30 – 2:45 pm – General Session

The Influence of Epilepsy on Memory and Cognitive Functioning
Scott Magnuson, Psy.D, OhioHealth

This presentation will focus on how epilepsy can affect our memory/cognitive functioning, and what we can do to improve/mitigate cognitive problems.

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm – General Session

Questions I Forgot to Ask-Panel
Karen J. Brown, LSW, Epilepsy Alliance Ohio
Sheri Cotterman-Hart, MD, PhD, Mount Carmel Neurology
Monica Islam, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Panel discussion with pediatric and adult epilepsy

3:45 pm – 4 pm – Conclusion

Conclusion, evaluations, door prizes


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Living with Epilepsy
Virtual Pre Recorded Sessions, March 2022

Please feel free to view pre recorded presentations by leading Epilepsy Experts from The Ohio State University Medical Center, Ohio Health and Nationwide Children’s Hospital from our Living with Epilepsy Conference.

Care and Management of Epilepsy Through COVID


Diet Therapy In Adult Epilepsy Patients


Innovations in Epilepsy Surgery: The Surgical Perspective


Seizure Monitoring Devices, Safety and Rescue Planning


The Art of Transition Care from Pediatrics to Adulthood


An Update on Neuromodulation and Neurostimulation


Seizure Medications Don’t Work For Me Anymore – Let’s Talk About Surgery – Powerpoint Download


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