16-5-2012 | Brainwave/ Royal Society of Medicine Conference

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Epilepsy Conference:
"Developments in a Difficult Climate"

In association with the Royal Society of Medicine

Wednesday 16 May 2012

River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork,

Part of National Epilepsy Week 2012


Morning Session (9.30 - 2.30): For Health Professionals
Afternoon Session (2.30 -4.30): For People with Epilepsy, families, carers

This meeting will provide an update on some important issues of diagnosis and treatment for people with epilepsy. The programme is intended particularly for all those working in epilepsy clinics, general physicians and general practitioners who would like to learn more about treatment of epilepsy.

If you are a patient/carer and would like to learn more about developments in the field, you are invited to attend in the afternoon from 2.30pm, free of charge. There will also be a chance to have a one-on-one appointment with a clinical nurse specialist from 2.30pm - 4.30pm.


Outline of Day


9.30 am: 
Registration and coffee

10.00 am: 
Cllr Terry Shannon, Lord Mayor of Cork

Mike Glynn, CEO Brainwave; President IBE

10.10 am: 
Antiepileptic drug interactions
Dr Elijah Chaila, Consultant Neurologist, Limerick Regional Hospital

10.30 am: 
EEG in epilepsy diagnosis,
Dr Brian McNamara, Consultant Neurophysiologist, CUH

10.50 am: 
Audience questions

11.00 am: 
Coffee break

11.20 am: 
The epilepsy specialist nurse's role in the new Epilepsy Programme
Ms Maire White, ANP Epilepsy, Beaumont Hospital &
Ms Niamh Jones, Community Resource Officer, Brainwave

11.50 am: 
Intellectual Disability & Epilepsy
Dr Mark Mulrooney, Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hospital

12.10 pm 
Audience questions

12.20 pm 

1.30 pm 
Treatment of seizures in children
Dr Niamh McSeeney, Paediatric Neurologist

2.00 pm 
Caring for Adult Epilepsy patients in HSE South - aspirations for the future
Dr Danny Costello, Consultant Neurologist, Cork University Hospital

2.30 pm 
Registration of patients attending the afternoon
Tea, coffee and scones

3.00 pm 
Panel Discussion with speakers from the day, Q&A
(Individual appointments available with a clinical nurse specialist during the panel session)

4.30 pm 

To reserve a place at this conference ( morning for health professionals) visit http://www.rsm.ac.uk/academ/rec07.php to book online or the afternoon session for patients/ families can be reserved by getting in touch with us on 01 4557500)