Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“Living With Epilepsy” Conference - May 5th 2012 - Houston TX, CME Available!

What: “Living With Epilepsy” Conference & Fundraising Launch Party

Who: The Epilepsy Warriors Foundation

When: Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Why:  The Goal of this Conference is to Educate those dealing, living and working with Epilepsy on what Epilepsy is, how it is managed, the Dangers of Sudden Death from Epilepsy (SUDEP) and not talking about it, the daily struggle of trying to manage epilepsy and also manage a family as well . The Main Goal is to provide Research Funding and Attention to the phenomenal research that is being done within the Houston Medical District both at University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine and what we need to do to keep it moving forward towards a CURE

Where:  Memorial City-The Westin Hotel, Houston Texas
945 Gessner Road, Houston TX 77024
There is a block of rooms being held at a discounted rate of $109.00 for Friday and Saturday Evenings. Ask for the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation Room Block.
Each person is responsible for making their own room reservations contact the Westin Hotel Directly at 281-501-4300 or through this link you can make your reservations directly

Time:  Conference Doors open 8:00 Am and Conference Runs from 9:00 Am-5:00 Pm
The Epilepsy Warriors Foundation Fundraising and Launch Party is from 7:00 Pm-11:00 Pm in the Ballroom of the Westin

RSVP if you would like to attend: Registration is $100.00 and This activity  has been approved forAMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Susan Noble
President/Executive Director

KeyNote Speaker: Richard Siravo of The Matty Fund
Matthew Siravo was born on February 18, 1998, the son of Debra and Richard Siravo of Wakefield, Rhode Island. His three older brothers are; Joseph, Stephen and Christopher. Matthew was a healthy newborn child with no diagnosed medical conditions during most of his first year of life. Ten days before his first birthday, Matty suffered a gran mal seizure during the early morning of February 8, 1999.
In May 2003, at the advice of doctors, Matthew underwent brain surgery at Boston Childrens Hospital. The surgery reportedly went well however, Matthew suffered a prolonged seizure while in recovery, which caused cardiac arrest and massive brain damage. Matthew died peacefully on May 11, 2003, Mother’s Day, surrounded by his family and while his favorite church music played by his bedside.
The Matty Fund takes great pride in the programs and services which assist families dealing with epilepsy. While we admire our accomplishments, we must also move forward to meet the challenges ahead by creating innovative ways to inform and educate families, school and hospital personnel about the protocols surrounding epilepsy. It is the goal and positive attitude we acquired after losing young Matty in 2003. Richard and Debbie  Siravo, Founders of th Matty FundWe have committed ourselves to honor his legacy by helping children that face the uncertainties surrounding epilepsy.

Physicians Speaking: 
Dr. Joshua Rotenberg, MD, MMS, DABPN, DABP,DABSM
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Added Qualifications in Sleep Medicine
& Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
Dr. Melissa S. Jones, MD
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
Dr. Daniel J. Curry, M.D.
Texas Childrens Hospital -Director of Pediatric Surgical Epilepsy and Functional Neurosurgery 
Assistant Professor Neurological Surgery Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Giridhar P. Kalamangalam, M.D., D.Phil.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Clinical Neurophysiology
CCST, Neurology Board Certification of the United Kingdom

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