It Is Epilepsy: The Challenges and Promises of Automated Seizure Control' provides an overall look at epilepsy and the impact it can have on the lives of those who suffer with seizures and on their families. Then, 'It Is Epilepsy' features the promise and hope found in the latest research on predicting and automatically controlling seizures.Epilepsy remains a stigmatized and hidden disease. In 'It Is Epilepsy' patient and family stories show the despair and frustrations suffered by millions of people who live with this disease. A classical music metaphor is used to help explain and demonstrate what happens in the multi-tasking brain as a seizure takes over. Clinicians describe the different types of epilepsy and current treatments.But it is the unpredictability of seizures that can be the most crippling and have the most impact on safety, life span and quality of life. An extraordinary, multi-disciplinary team of scientists - neurologists, mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, neurosurgeons and engineers - have developed a system that predicts seizures. In addition they are currently developing a method of preventing seizures from even taking place. This research will provide hope to the millions of people who suffer with or are affected by epilepsy.Lack of public awareness of epilepsy is one of the biggest roadblocks to expediting research which will ultimately improve life for all who are affected by this disorder. 'It Is Epilepsy' tells this important story to the public and helps shed light on epilepsy, the hidden disease.
Friday May 28, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Doral Ballroom4400 N.W. 87 Avenue, Doral Florida 33178 USA