Conference

Epilepsy WA Conference 2022
Epilepsy WA Conference 2022

Epilepsy WA Conference

November 18, 2022

A special day for those living with epilepsy, their loved ones and family.

Do you or a loved one live with a diagnosis of epilepsy? Do you want to hear globally renowned epilepsy experts speak about the condition, latest treatments, research and hope for the future?

We are proud to deliver this very special educational conference day “Epilepsy WA’s Day with the Experts” on November 18 for people living with epilepsy and their loved ones.

This years’ event features the most impressive line-up of speakers ever, and will be MC’d by Karl Langdon, a high profile AFL player, who is one of Western Australia’s leading Sports Commentators and Radio Personalities.

This special day will also have interviews with people who are living with a diagnosis of epilepsy intertwined into the program, to help ensure that their unique insights into navigating life with an epilepsy diagnosis are shared.

Speakers include highly regarded epileptologists/neurologists, including Professor Mark Cook from the St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, who is making a special visit to WA for our conference day.

Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT. Should you wish to be added to a waitlist, please send the following details to [email protected]: name, email address, contact number and if you are a current member of Epilepsy WA. You will then be contacted as soon as a ticket(s) becomes available.

Epilepsy WA Conference 2022

A list of the speakers and topics at the 2022 Epilepsy WA Conference (in no particular order):

  • Professor Mark Cook (St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne) – Non-invasive seizure forecasting and technological advances in implantable devices
  • Dr Hari Ramakonar (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital) – Epilepsy and surgery
  • Professor John Dunne (Royal Perth Hospital) – Medicinal cannabis
  • Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis (Perth Neurology & Epilepsy) – Epilepsy and driving
  • Professor Lakshmi Nagarajan (Perth Children’s Hospital) – Children and epilepsy
  • Nurse Kristy Cassidy – Managing risk
  • Including interviews by Karl Langdon with people who know firsthand the challenges of navigating life with epilepsy

Tickets are free for members of Epilepsy WA or $40 per ticket to non-members.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.

To join as a member and be eligible to register for a free ticket (one per membership) register here prior to securing your conference place. All membership fees are non-refundable.

Tickets are strictly limited and include a light lunch and light afternoon tea. Please specify any special dietary requirements when booking tickets and we will endeavour to meet your needs. While every effort is made to prevent cross contamination, we cannot guarantee the absence of allergens in the food provided.

Exact timings of the day and the ever-growing line up of highly informative speakers are still in the process of being confirmed, but it is anticipated that this day will run from 9am until approximately 4pm. All registrants will receive more details prior to the event.

Please dress in purple, the colour of epilepsy awareness, to raise awareness of a condition that 1 in 25 West Australians will be diagnosed with in their lifetime.

Due to limited parking at The Niche (11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands – entrance off Hospital Avenue), conference attendees are strongly urged to use public transport wherever possible or arrive with plenty of time to park at the nearby multi-storey hospital car park (entry off Winthrop Avenue, parking fees apply).

It is important to note that photography and videography will be occurring at the event and participants may be unintentionally captured on film and may appear in marketing materials.

Please also note ticket fees for non-attendance are non-refundable (unless notified of intended absence by email to [email protected] at least 7 days prior to the event).

In the event of cancellation due to circumstances beyond our control, we will reschedule or convert the event to an online capacity. No refunds will be issued.

Contact Epilepsy WA on 1300 852 853 or e mail [email protected] should you require more information.

This educational event is supported by Eisai, Seer Medical and Chiesi.

Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT. Should you wish to be added to a waitlist, please send the following details to [email protected]: name, email address, contact number and if you are a current member of Epilepsy WA. You will then be contacted as soon as a ticket(s) becomes available.

DISCLAIMER

Important Message: The information contained within this website is not intended to take the place of individual medical advice. Do not make changes to treatment or medications without first discussing with your treating clinician.

EVENTS

  • Epilepsy WA Conference, November 18, 2022
  • Annual Street Appeal, November 25, 2022
  • Walk for Epilepsy, October 1-25, 2022
  • Retro Musical Bingo, October 8, 2022

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