PAME 2016

June 23-26, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Steering Committee

PAME Steering Commitee

The Steering Committee is composed of a broad representation of volunteer researchers, clinicians, advocates and family members working together to create dynamic and inclusive meeting content.

Executive Committee


Jeff Buchhalter, MD, PHD, FAAN, Alberta Health Services, SUDEP Coalition, AES SUDEP Task Force
Gardiner Lapham, RN, MPH, CURE

Vice Chairs

Elizabeth Donner, MD, FRCPC, Hospital for Sick Children
George Richerson, MD, PhD, University of Iowa
Tom Stanton, Executive Director, Danny Did Foundation

Cyndi Wright, Director, Epilepsy Foundation SUDEP Institute

Committee Members

Anne E. Anderson, MD,  Baylor College of Medicine
John William Belmont, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Detlev Boison, PhD, Legacy Health 
Gordon Buchanan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Orrin Devinsky, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center
Tracy Dixon-Salazar, PhD, CURE
Jeanne Donalty, CURE
Carl Faingold, PhD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Daniel Friedman, MD, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Kevin D. Graber, MD, Stanford University
Jane Hanna, SUDEP Action
Dale Hesdorffer, PhD, Columbia University
Amy Haugen, Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota
Lori L. Isom, PhD, Univesity of Michigan Medical School
Frank Kalume, PhD, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Andres M. Kanner, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Rosemarie Kobau, MPH, MAPP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sanjeev Kothare MD, NYU Langone Medical Center
Samden Lhatoo, MD, Case Western University
Margaret J. Moore, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jennifer Murphy, MS, The Patrick Ring Foundation
Maromi Nei, MD, Thomas Jefferson University
Jeff Noebels, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine  
Karen Osland, SUDEP Action UL
Rosemary Panelli, MPH, PhD, SUDEP Action
Rajesh Ramachandrannair, MD, McMaster University
Martha Sajatovic, MD, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Stephan Scheule, MD, Northwestern University Medicine
Masud Seyal, MD, PhD, UC Davis Health System
Henry Smithson, MD, University College Cork
Elson So, MD, Mayo Clinic
Mark J. Stevenson, FACHE, CHIE
Rainer Surges, MD University of Bonn 
Torbjorn Tomson, MD, PhD, Karolinska University Hospital
Ignacio Valencia, MD, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Vicky Whittemore, PhD, NINDS

Administrative Staff

Debbie Gist, MPH, Director, Education, American Epilepsy Society
JoLynn Amsden, Program Manager, Education, American Epilepsy Society
Susan Oliver, Development and Industry Relations, American Epilepsy Society
Eileen M. Murray, MM, CAE, Executive Director, American Epilepsy Society