This is the preliminary conference program and is subject to change before the meeting. Please contact Joanna Crooks with questions.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Before 4:00 PM - Optional Capitol Hill Visits
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Registration Open
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Family Welcome Session, Gardiner Lapham, RN, MPH
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - Attendee Welcome Reception
Friday, June 15, 2018
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM - Welcome: Conference Overview and Goals, Elizabeth Donner, M.D.; George Richerson, M.D., Ph.D.; Tom Stanton, MPP
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM - Plenary 1, Combating Mortality in Epilepsy: Looking Back and Looking Ahead, Elizabeth Donner, M.D.; George Richerson, M.D., Ph.D.; Tom Stanton, MPP
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM - Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Plenary 2, Basic Science Research (Imaging Connectomic Biomarkers in SUDEP Brain; Links Between Sleep and SUDEP; Ion Channels and Precision Therapy of Sudden Cardiac Death), Onur Afacan, Ph.D.; Gordon Buchanan, M.D., Ph.D.; Albert George, Jr., M.D.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Plenary 3, How To Change Hearts and Minds, Jeanne Donalty; Jane Hanna, OBE; Gardiner Lapham, RN, MPH; Rosey Panelli, Ph.D.
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 1 - Closing the Loop of Communication, Sara Friebert, M.D.; Rajesh RamachandranNair, M.D., MBBS
Breakout 2 - Functional Biomarkers for SUDEP: A Discussion From the Bedside to the Bench, Berj Bardakjian, Ph.D.; Peter Carlen, M.D.; Elizabeth Donner, M.D.; Stiliyan Kalitzin, Ph.D.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Attendee Reception (Posters and Exhibits Open)
Saturday, June 16, 2018
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM - Welcome and Updates, Elizabeth Donner, M.D.; George Richerson, M.D., Ph.D.; Tom Stanton, MPP
8:10 AM - 10:00 AM - Plenary 4, Nocturnal Supervision, Seizure Detection, and SUDEP Prevention. What Is the Evidence?, Daniel Friedman, M.D.; Brian Litt, M.D.; Rainer Surges, M.D.; Roland Thijs, Ph.D.
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Break
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM - Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 1 - Pathophysiology Roundtable (Cardiac Ion Channels; Pathophysiology of Brainstem Depolarization; Human Dravet Syndrome IPSCs; Forebrain-Brainstem Pathways), Lori Isom, Ph.D.; Jeff Noebels, M.D., Ph.D.; Jack Parent, M.D.; George Richerson, M.D., Ph.D.
Breakout 2 - New Onset Refractory Status Epilepticus (NORSE): An Emerging Cause of Epilepsy Mortality, Nick Abend, M.D., MSCE; Orin Devinsky, M.D.; Marissa Kellogg, M.D., MPH; Nora Wong
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Plenary 5, Mortality Beyond SUDEP, Larry Hirsch, M.D.; David Thurman, M.D., MPH
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM - Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Breakout 1 - Considering a Device: Questions to Ask and User Feedback, Daniel Friedman, M.D.; Tom Stanton, MPP
Breakout 2 - Evidence-based Self-management Research to Address Risk Factors for Premature Mortality in People With Epilepsy: A Research Update from the Managing Epilepsy Well (MEW) Network, Cam Escoffery, Ph.D., MPH, CHES; Dilip Pandey, M.D., Ph.D.; Martha Sajatovic, M.D.; Tanya Spruill, Ph.D.
Breakout 3 - Imaging & Genetics Roundtable (Experimental Imaging, Genetics; Sodium Ion Channels), Carl Faingold, Ph.D.; Alica Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.; Miriam Meisler, Ph.D.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Conference Wrap-Up and Next Steps, Elizabeth Donner, M.D.; George Richerson, M.D., Ph.D.; Tom Stanton, MPP