Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia’s 2019 Genetic Epilepsy Conference
The 2019 meeting on Saturday May 4th was a great success with over 100 attendees in person and hundreds more around the world going via live-stream. It was a great opportunity for families, researchers and clinicians to come together to hear the latest research in to genetic epilepsy and discuss plans for developing treatments for these debilitating conditions.
If you couldn’t make the conference, watch the videos of all speakers on our resource page, or go to videos of individual lectures by clicking the speaker’s name in the program below.
Thanks to our wonderful speakers and to everyone who participated in the conference. We look forward to working together with you to help find a cure for genetic epilepsies.
|9:00am – 9:45am||Professor Daniel Lowenstein||Living with Epilepsy: Finding the balance between reality and hope|
|9:45am – 9:50am||Danny Williams – A Dad’s perspective|
|9:50am – 10:35am||Professor Ingrid Scheffer||Natural history studies of the developmental and epileptic encephalopathies: the what, why and how|
|10-:35 – 10:40am||Kellie Clohessy – The impact on siblings|
|10:40am – 11:00am||Morning tea|
|11:00am – 11:45am||Assoc Professor Annapurna Poduri||Individualized treatments for epilepsy – following the genes|
|11:45am – 11:50am||Dr Nelson Olivier, Praxis Precision Medicines – Our vision for rare genetic epilepsies|
|11:50am – 12:35pm||Professor Steven Petrou||The importance of disease mechanism in therapy: lessons from SCN1A|
|12:35pm – 1:25pm
1:25pm – 1:30pm
Sara Crawford – Life as a parent of a child with refractory epilepsy, survival tips for the chaotic life
|1:30pm – 2:15pm||Dr Emma Palmer||Making sense of rare genetic diagnoses: working with families to inform and support|
|2:15pm – 2:20pm||Dannielle Goodwin – A Dravet patient’s perspective|
|2:20pm – 3:05pm||Dr Katherine Howell||Genetic diagnosis: will it change my child’s current treatment?|
|3:05pm – 3:30pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:30pm – 3:35pm||Heather Renton – Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN)|
|3:35pm – 4:30pm||Panel Discussion||Sara James leads the panel of experts|
GETA: GET A Team, GET A Target, GET A Cure
The Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference 2019 was Supported by: