Online Seminars

SUDEP: Let’s talk about it

Dr Nicholas Lawn presented at the 2021 Epilepsy WA Conference. Dr Lawn is a Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist for the Western Australian Adult Epilepsy service.

In this talk at the Epilepsy WA 2021 Conference, you will hear Dr Lawn speak about SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death In Epilepsy) and the steps you can take to reduce your risk.

We are aware this is a sensitive and sometimes confronting topic and Epilepsy WA is available to support you on 1300 660 880 should this talk raise any questions. This talk is general in nature and should not take the place of a conversation about risk with your treating doctor.

Epilepsy WA has information about risk management plans, identifying and avoiding seizure triggers such as missed medications, lack of sleep, excess alcohol and more, and information on seizure alert devices which can be used as one part of an overall risk reduction plan.

Epilepsy, Pregnancy and Family Planning

Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis presented at the 2021 Epilepsy WA Conference. 

Watch Epileptologist Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis talk about epilepsy, pregnancy and family planning at the 2021 Epilepsy WA annual conference.

Please note all talks are general in nature and shouldn’t replace individualized medical advice.

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Seizure Alert Technologies

Are you interested in learning about Seizure Alert Devices and how they might be able to notify a loved one or even the emergency services when you experience a seizure?

If so, then this recorded Seizure Alert Technology talk from our conference is a must to watch.

Please note all talks are general in nature and shouldn’t replace individualized medical advice.

NDIS An Overview & Pathways

Hear Chris Lejmanoski, Senior Engagement Officer from the NDIA speak about the NDIS and the process and pathways to apply at our 2021 conference.

Memory and Epilepsy

Struggles with memory can be a challenge that many of those living with epilepsy face. Epilepsy WA has created a free webinar on the topic.

Epilepsy, Stress Management and You

Taking action to reduce stress is one way in which we gain control over our lives. Epilepsy WA has created this free online seminar to assist with stress management techniques.

Epilepsy & Sleep

Sleep deprivation is considered one of the most common seizure triggers for those living with epilepsy and getting adequate sleep is reportedly an essential component in helping to reduce epilepsy related risk. Epilepsy WA has produced this free webinar that explores the complexities of epilepsy and sleep and talks about ways in which you may be able to overcome barriers that stand in your way of getting adequate rest.

Sami Alert Device Video Information Session

An informative video information session recorded between Epilepsy WA and Seizure Alert Australia on the Sami (Sleep Activity Monitor) device. The Sami is a sleep activity monitor for caregivers and individuals who need to watch carefully for abnormal movements at night. This video covers frequently asked questions about the Sami, which may assist you in deciding whether this is the right device for you.

Nightwatch Video Information Session

An informative video information session recorded between Epilepsy WA and Seizure Alert Australia on the Nightwatch device. A comfortable wireless armband that closely monitors the heart rate and motion while the wearer is lying in bed. This video covers frequently asked questions about the Nightwatch, which may assist you in deciding whether this is the right device for you.

Epilepsy WA and Empatica, Embrace Watch Video Information Session

An informative video information session recorded between Epilepsy WA and Empatica, the makers of the Embrace Watch. This video covers frequently asked questions about the Embrace Watch and may help you decide whether it’s the right device for you.

Epilepsy WA and Pulseguard (UK) Video Information Session

An informative video information session recorded between Epilepsy WA and Kate Farmer from Pulseguard (UK). This video covers frequently asked questions about the Pulseguard device, which may assist you in deciding whether it’s the right device for you.
The PulseGuard has now been replaced by the PulseGuardian, which monitors heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. Click here to view a PluseGuardian information video

Epilepsy WA and Epihunter Video Information Session

An informative video information session recorded between Epilepsy WA and Tim from Epihunter (Belgium). The Epihunter has the ability to detect absence seizures. This video covers frequently asked questions about the Epihunter device, which may assist you in deciding whether it’s the right device for you.

As a community service, Epilepsy WA produces webinars to help educate the community on some of the seizure alert device options that are available. Please be advised that Epilepsy WA does not endorse any of these devices. Our online seminars are not recorded with the intention that they will replace individual medical advice. Please speak to a medical professional if you are concerned about your epilepsy or your wellbeing.

These webinars are made possible thanks to the support of UCB.

Supported by UCB

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.

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