Program

Program: Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference 2019

The program for this year’s conference featured world leading researchers and clinicians at the cutting edge of research in to treatments for genetic epilepsy.
Videos of all lectures are available on the conference resource page or by clicking the link on each speaker’s name.

Saturday 4th May, Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, University of Melbourne

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

Lunch

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

The Genetic Epilepsy Family Conference 2019 was Supported by:

GETA 2019 sponsors

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