SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME – Thursday 15th September 2016

European Regional Committee General Assembly

 

Session I 

ECES/ECE Session

WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES IN EPILEPSY

Welcome by Athanasios Covanis, IBE President, and Meir Bialer, Chair, ILAE Commission on European Affairs

Working together to improve outcomes in Phenotyping – Christian Elger (Germany)

Working together to improve outcomes in Status Epilepticus – Simon Shorvon (UK)

Working together to improve outcomes in Therapy – Maggan Andersson (Sweden) & Meir Bialer (Israel)

 

Session II

EPILEPSY 2020

Co-Chairs – Sari Tervonen (Finland) & Ann Little (Ireland)

The Politician and Epilepsy – Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP (Finland)

Epilepsy Advocacy: Expanding Opportunities in Europe – Sari Tervonen (Finland)

EU Funding: How to go about it – Denis McEvoy (Ireland)

Entering the Labour Market: EU Funded Projects.

Project one: Entering the Labour Market: EU Funded Project – Jana Zarubova (Czech Republic)

Project two: EU funded project sample II – Veska Sabeva (Bulgaria)

How can the EU help? – Pavel Poc MEP (Czech Republic)

 

Welcome Ceremony

Welcome Reception

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME – Friday the 16th September 2016

 Session III

EPILEPSY AND MEMORY

Gus Baker (UK)

This session aims to be a fun, interactive session on epilepsy and memory to discuss the nature of memory disorders and the causes of memory problems in epilepsy, and to suggest useful strategies for dealing with memory problems. By the end of the session you should have a better understanding of the relationship between epilepsy and memory, and be able to take away useful strategies that might help you cope with memory problems.

 

FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP 

Philip Lee (UK)

Without money we can do nothing. Lack of money is one of the most serious restrictions on our ability to improve the lives of people with epilepsy. Raising money – fundraising – is therefore one of the most important things we have to do. This workshop will focus on the key steps of fundraising strategy. It will provoke thought, discussion and practical ideas that people can take away and try. It will pose questions as well as offer possible answers. It should offer something for everyone – those with previous fundraising experience and those who are new to it. It will include some case examples and a series of ‘top tips’ that will make your fundraising more effective.

 

Session IV

OVERCOMING STIGMA IN EPILEPSY: EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Stigma in education and employment?

Ann Jacoby (UK)

This lecture will be followed by six parallel small group workshops, which will allow more individual interactions. These workshops will be repeated in order to allow participants to contribute on two different topics. A series of recommendations will be compiled from each workshop and reported at the end of the session.

Slot A

What should educators know about epilepsy?  Ljubica Vrba (Slovenia)

What do the other children in the class know about epilepsy? Anastasia Vassou (Greece)

How should children with learning disabilities and epilepsy be integrated in the class? Janet Mifsud (Malta)

Strategies for transition from education to workplace. Shirley Maxwell (UK)

Preparing for employment when you have Epilepsy. Michael Alexa (Austria)

Educating employers about epilepsy. Maggan Andersson (Sweden)

Slot B

Repeat of slot A

 

 

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE:

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