Day of Science 2017 – Boston, MA

EVENT OVERVIEW

Day of Science is a free, educational and networking opportunity for patients, families, medical professionals, researchers and all those touched by or interested in learning more about epilepsy. Day of Science includes:

  • Plenary and Q&A Session of medical experts
  • Opportunities for small group discussions with experts
  • Information on cutting-edge therapies and treatments
  • Opportunity to engage with others in epilepsy community
  • Access to local and national epilepsy resources

PANELISTS

MODERATOR

  • Annapurna Poduri, M.D., M.P.H., Boston Children’s Hospital

LOCAL EXPERTS

  • Bernard Chang, MD, MMSc, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Page Pennell, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Beth Sheidley, MS, CGC, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Kevin Staley, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

GUEST EXPERT

  • Anne Berg, PhD, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

PLENARY AND Q&A TOPICS

THE FUTURE OF EPILEPSY

  • Comorbidities: The “other” fight in the battle against epilepsy
  • Genetic and Acquired Epilepsies: Advances in epilepsy research across the spectrum
  • Devices: Minimizing the invasiveness of epilepsy treatment
  • Impact of Epilepsy Research on the Family: From bench to bedside

VOLUNTEER INFO

Please contact the Day of Science team at DOS@CUREepilepsy.org or (312) 255-1801 if you are interested in volunteering at Day of Science. It’s a great opportunity for teens to earn service hours!

SPONSORSHIP INFO

Learn how you or your organization can sponsor Day of Science and bring the power of science to communities across the country!

Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME)

The fourth PAME conference will again bring together healthcare providers, researchers, public health officials, patient advocates, caregivers, families, and patients living with epilepsy. This diverse group of stakeholders will focus on the shared goal of improving our understanding of mortality in epilepsy, including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

PAME 2018 Conference Objectives:

  • Critically evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and prevention strategies for mortality in epilepsy
  • Describe the progress made and future directions for research regarding mortality in epilepsy
  • Provide opportunities for collaborations among stakeholders, including people with epilepsy, researchers, families, clinicians, and advocates
  • Gain skills in advocacy to build public awareness and impact public policy regarding epilepsy mortality

Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on the Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neural Synchronization

Conference Overview

The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other junior scientists to present new, unpublished data and discuss cutting-edge ideas amongst peers. The meeting is held in conjunction with the “Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization” Gordon Research Conference (GRC), which is the preeminent basic science conference focused on epilepsy.
The GRS exclusively features posters and talks by graduate student and postdoc-level researchers as well as a keynote lecture from a leading epilepsy basic researcher and a mentorship session designed to provide trainees with established mentors willing to help guide their careers. Together, this makes for a rare platform to promote young epilepsy researchers, integrate trainees into the epilepsy research community, and impact their career trajectory.

Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on the Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neural Synchronization

Conference Overview

The overall aim of this Gordon Research Conference (GRC) is to bring together established and early career researchers, students, and postdoctoral fellows for 5 days in an intensive, interactive environment to present and discuss state-of-the-art, unpublished findings related to basic mechanisms of epilepsy, current translational studies and synchronization of neuronal activity in cerebral networks.
The conference is designed to involve extensive discussion, and the environment is specifically geared towards fostering interactions between graduate students/post-docs and established researchers, and to facilitate intense in-depth discussions and generate collaborations between investigators in the interest of furthering the field.
The specific theme of this GRC is “Translating mechanisms into therapies” and the conference will focus on how basic science discoveries can be effectively utilized to develop new therapies to prevent, better treat and cure epilepsy. Epilepsy research is inherently interdisciplinary, and the conference will bring together geneticists, molecular biologists, developmental neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, electrophysiologists, clinician-scientists and computational neuroscientists working on the full spectrum of epilepsy research from studies of basic mechanisms through preclinical and human research.