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07-10-2016 l National Epilepsy Conference 2016

30 June 2016
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What's New In Epilepsy Care:
Latest Developments for Adults and Children with Epilepsy

Friday 7th October & Saturday 8th October 

Special extended conference marking Epilepsy Ireland's 50th year

UPDATE: 5th October (Conference is BOOKED OUT)

Friday 7th October 2016

4.30 - 5.00pm 
Registration & Tea/Coffee 

5.00 - 7.00pm 
Introduction to the Latest Developments in Epilepsy

Prof. Norman Delanty, Director Epilepsy Programme Beaumont Hospital

Epilepsy Surgery, Devices and VNS treatment 
Mr Gavin Quigley, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Genomics – a New Era in epilepsy diagnosis & treatment 
Dr. David Goldstein, Director of the Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University, New York

When One Becomes Two - AEDs, Pregnancy and Epilepsy 
Dr. John Paul Leach, Consultant Neurologist, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow 

Panel Q&A 


Saturday 8th October

10.30 - 11.00am
Tea/Coffee & Information Stands

11.00 - 11.45am 
Cannabis Treatment - Is it working for Epilepsy?
Dr. Colin Doherty, Consultant Neurologist, St.James's Hospital 
Ms Yvonne Cahalane, parent of Tristan, who has Dravet Syndrome

11.45 - 12.15pm 
Current Services and Developments in Epilepsy Ireland
Peter Murphy, CEO Epilepsy Ireland 

12.15 - 1.00pm 
The Importance of EEG in Management of Children with Epilepsy 
Dr. Amre Shahwan, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist & Epileptologist, Temple St. Children's University Hospital, Dublin

Understanding Cognition and Memory in Epilepsy; what can help?
Dr. Andrea Higgins, Senior Neuropsychologist, Bloomfield Hospital and Health Services, Dublin

1.00 - 2.00pm 
Lunch & Information stands

2.00 - 3.00pm 

Understanding the Ketogenic Diet for Children with Epilepsy
Ms. Eimear Forbes, Senior Paediatric Dietician, Temple St, Children's University Hospital

Managing Lifestyle, Stress and Epilepsy

Dr. Niall Pender, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hospital

3.00 - 4.00pm

Medical Q&A for Parents of Children with Epilepsy
Ms. Maria Keegan, Paediatric Neurology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ms. Yvonne Owen, Epilepsy Transition Nurse Co-ordinator, Temple St


Medical Q&A for Adults with Epilepsy
Ms. Sinead Murphy, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Community Epilepsy Services, Beaumont Hospital & Epilepsy Ireland
Maire White, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy, Beaumont Hospital

Nurses one to one Appointments

Maria Keegan for Parents of Children up to 12 years
Yvonne Owen for Parents of Teenagers
Sinead Murphy for Adults with Epilepsy

Appointments slots from 9.00-10.30am, with 15 min appointment Slots for each on Saturday 8th October, please call us 01 4557500 to reserve your nurses appointment.


The Alexander Hotel is located on Fenian Street , Dublin 2 near Merrion Square & Trinity College. The Hotel is located near to Buses & Trains. if you wish to book accommodation in the Hotel, please contact them directly on 01 6073900 (ask for the Epilepsy Ireland conference rate). Wheelchair accessible. Parking available.

Conference Rates - 

€30: Epilepsy Ireland members
€40: non-members & health professionals

Conference fees include full attendance at Friday 5.00-7.00pm & Saturday Conference 10.30am-4.00pm, refreshments, lunch & conference pack


There are three ways to book your place:

Book Online: Visit: https://epilepsyconference2016.eventbrite.ie
By Phone:
 Phone 01 4557500 to reserve and pay for your place
By post:
 Download and return the registration form below.


The National Conference 2016 is supported by:
UCB Pharma Ireland



Attached Documents

PDF icon 2016 National Conference Booking form (Conference_Flyer_2016_Final.pdf | 179 kB)


PDF icon Conference Poster (Conference_Poster_2016_Final.pdf | 159 kB)
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