19-09-2016| National Conference Speaker Preview - Dr. John Paul Leach

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The 2016 Epilepsy Ireland National Conference is our largest ever member event spread across two days with twelve world class academics and medical experts.

Dr John Paul Leach – Consultant Neurologist, Southern General Hospital & Honorary Professor, Glasgow University

In 2002 Dr Leach took up a post as a consultant neurologist covering epilepsy services in both the Southern General Hospital and the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. His clinical workload covers clinics dealing with established and newly diagnosed epilepsy as well as patients presenting with a first seizure. He has written one textbook and several book chapters including being lead author for Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine.

He is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor by School of Medicine at Glasgow University and has been external examiner to Cardiff University Medical School. In 2013 he was elected President of the UK Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy

Presentation topic: The talk will look at the complex interaction between epilepsy and pregnancy. He will discuss why it's important that patients are given enough information to make the choices that will keep them and their babies safest.