A conference for physicians (April 28) and families (April 29)


April 28 – 29, 2017

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
View hotel details here (hotel rates, parking + more).

Friday, April 28
Conference for Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals
For neurologists, epileptologists, psychiatrists, primary care physicians, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, and dietitians who are seeking updates in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with seizures and epilepsy.

Conference for School Nurses and Social Service Agency Professionals
For school nurses, clinic staff, Regional Center staff and vendors, and other agency professionals who assist and interact with individuals with seizures. 

Networking Reception for Physicians

Saturday, April 29
Conference for Community
Presentations in English and Spanish for individuals with seizures and epilepsy, their family, friends, and caregivers.

Registration Fee

Friday, April 28  
Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Early Bird Registration (until March 31):   $50 pp
Standard Registration:   $75 pp
Onsite Registration:   $100 pp
Physician’s Reception:   $25 pp

School Nurses and Social Service Agency Professionals

Early Bird Registration (until March 31):   $10 pp
Standard Registration:   $20 pp
Onsite Registration:   $25 pp

Saturday, April 29 

Early Bird Registration (until March 31):   $25 pp
Standard Registration:   $40 pp
Onsite Registration:   $50 pp

Limited partial scholarships are available. Individuals, families, residents/fellows are welcome to apply.
Contact Summit@EndEpilepsy.org or 800.564.0445

Day Self: $14.00, Day Valet: $22.00, Overnight Self: $28.00, Overnight Valet: $40.00

The largest biennial, bilingual conference on the Quest to End Epilepsy


– Advances in Diagnosis: Genetics, Imaging + More

– Preventing Injury + Early Death

– Clinical Devices + Drugs in the Pipeline

– New Surgical Advances

– Dietary Therapy Advances

– New Therapies: CBD + More

– My Role on My Care Team + Pursuing Wellness

– Epilepsy Research Advances

– Quality of Life: Rights, Relationships, Finances + More

Renowned National and Regional Speakers


Conference Speakers

Scott Allen, MD
UC Riverside

Steve Baum
Epilepsy Foundation GLA

Tony Coelho
Former Congressman
Epilepsy Foundation

James Chen, MD*
VA Medical Center

Christopher DeGiorgio, MD, FAAN
UCLA School of Medicine

Sonya Dumanis, PhD
Epilepsy Foundation

Tracy Estrada-Hiett
Epilepsy Foundation GLA

Azita Fatheree
Epilepsy Foundation GLA

Brandy Fureman, PhD
Epilepsy Foundation

Laurette Hayden, MA, LMFT*

Christianne Heck, MD, MMM*
USC Keck School of Medicine

Deborah Holder, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Shaun Hussain, MD, MS*
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Laura Kalayjian, MD*
LAC+USC Medical Center

David Ko, MD*
LAC+USC Medical Center

Jason T. Lerner, MD
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Jack J. Lin, MD
UC Irvine Health

Travis Losey, MD
Loma Linda Univ Medical Center

Joyce Matsumoto, MD
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Claudia Munoz, MD
Riverside Medical Center

Douglas Nordli, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

George Nune, MD*
USC Medical Center

Arthur Partikian, MD*
LAC+USC Medical Center

Jignasa Patel, MD*
Loma Linda Univ Medical Center 

Susan Pietsch-Escueta, MPH
Epilepsy Foundation GLA

David Puder, MD*
Loma Linda Medical Group

Raman Sankar, MD, PhD
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Mona Sazgar, MD
UC Irvine Health

Howard Taras, MD*
University of California, San Diego

Sumeet Vadera, MD
UC Irvine Health

Loren Zitomersky
Epilepsy Foundation GLA

Mary Zupanc, MD*
Children’s Hospital Orange County

Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN
The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies

*Invited, but not yet confirmed



Rebekkah Halliwell 
Assistant Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

Joe Martin 
Conference Planner, BDI Events