Second annual conference on psychogenic non epileptic seizures
Epilepsy Taking Control - Patient Education Conference

October 3, 2015
Second annual conference on psychogenic non epileptic seizures

All-day conference on psychogenic non epileptic seizures presented by neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who specialize in Psychogenic non epileptic seizures. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizure community advocates will speak with the audience.
This is the second conference to take place in the New York and New Jersey region focused solely on PNES (non-epileptic seizures).

Time: 9AM-4PM
Cost: free
Sheraton Mahwah Hotel
1 International Blvd
Mahwah, NJ 07495

Audience: patients, caretakers and professionals who work with them
Breakfast and lunch included

8-9: Registration and breakfast
9-9:15 Welcome and Program Introduction –Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
9:15-10 Introduction to Psychogenic non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) –Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
10-10:45 How are psychogenic seizures diagnosed- Christos Lambrakis, M.D.
10:45-11 Break
11-11:45 Treatments for PNES: evidence-based and new frontiers–Gaston Baslet, M.D.
11:45-12:30 Trauma and PNES: Treating PTSD with exposure therapy-Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 A growing PNES movement-we have invited PNES advocates and community members Amber Cooper (Founder of PNES Awareness), Michael Hipp (Founder of, Nadine Boesten (PNES advocate from the Netherlands), Eric L. Nelson (PNES advocate), Millie Nelson (PNES caretaker) and Lee Paolella (PNES advocate)
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:15 Maintaining your quality of life while living with PNES-Lorna Myers, Ph.D.
3:15-4 Caring for the Caretaker and local available resources-Urmi Vaidya, LCSW
4-5 Informal round table gathering for audience members who wish to stay behind and continue networking

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