UBMD Neurology and Oishei Children’s Hospital Foundation Host “Let’s Talk Buffalo Epilepsy” Patient SymposiumPosted: October 28, 2019
UBMD Neurology, the clinical practice arm for the Dept. of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Univ. at Buffalo/SUNY, hosted a patient symposium on the latest advances in epilepsy on October 20, 2019, held in UB’s Clinical Translational Science Institute space on the 5th floor of the Gates Vascular Institute. The program was co-hosted by Oishei Children’s Hospital and was supported by the Becker and Fenton families who have a personal connection to the challenges that both children and adult patients with epilepsy face. Several Dept. of Neurology faculty spoke including Drs. Arie Weinstock, Robert Glover, and Ping Li. Dr. Jonathan Riley of the Dept. of Neurosurgery, also presented a lecture. An open forum for questions where patients and families shared their experiences, was also part of the program. Refractory seizures, stereotactic EEG, epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation, brain responsive neurostimulation, and deep brain stimulation were some of the topics covered at the symposium.