Epilepsy Symposium on September 17

Seattle Children’s will host an Epilepsy Symposium, “Improving Pediatric Epilepsy Outcomes: Advances in Diagnosis, Management and Treatment,” on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Sand Point Learning Center in Seattle. More than a dozen doctors from our Epilepsy Program will discuss best practices and novel approaches to managing and treating epilepsy in children and teens.

The symposium is open to doctors, advanced practice providers and other medical professionals who care for pediatric patients with epilepsy. If you know parents or caregivers who may be interested, the symposium is open to them also. See the flyer.

Full details, including speakers and session information, are found on our website.

We asked Dr. Jay Hauptman, pediatric neurosurgeon and a symposium speaker, what he would like providers in our region to know about Seattle Children’s Epilepsy Program in a nutshell. He outlined what he believes are the top five reasons to refer patients to the program.

Top Five Reasons to Refer Patients to the Epilepsy Program

  1. Children who are on two antiseizure medicines are unlikely to experience seizure freedom on medicine alone. If you have a child in your practice on two medicines and still having seizures, contact us and we can help!
  2. We are one of the highest-volume and most experienced pediatric epilepsy surgery centers in the country.
  3. We have options for every child, no matter how mild or severe their epilepsy. We work with parents and children to develop the right solutions for their family.
  4. We have pioneered minimally invasive surgeries such as laser ablation and brain stimulation.
  5. We are incredibly friendly and easy to talk to — happy to take phone calls or emails any time! We work with all referring physicians as colleagues, and referrals are easy.

To discuss your patient with Dr. Hauptman, you can email him at [email protected]. You can direct general questions about the program to our Epilepsy Care Coordinator team (providers only) at 206-987-7474 or email [email protected].

Epilepsy Symposium and Epilepsy Program

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