APRIL 28-29, 2017






The Summit includes conferences for physicians (Friday), for agency personnel (Friday) and for the community of families living with epilepsy (Saturday)


The END EPILEPSY SUMMIT on April 28-29, 2017, offers three different conferences to improve care for people with epilepsy.

Conference Location
Hilton LA/Universal City

555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608

Hotel details [Link] 
(parking, directions, rates, more)


Friday, April 28, 2017
Physician’s Conference 

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[About the CME Conference] 


Friday, April 28, 2017
Conference for Community Agency Personnel

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Community Conference for Individuals and Families

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Current knowledge and action are critical in the quest to End Epilepsy. The quest involves correctly diagnosing epilepsy and treating the seizures while caring for the whole person with epilepsy and their family.

The plenary sessions and workshops will highlight the latest in diagnosis and treatments, advances in technology, genetics and personalized medicine, while also highlighting the importance of diet, overall health and lifestyle in the quest to End Epilepsy. 

– Advances in Diagnosis: Genetics, Imaging + More
– Preventing Injury + Early Death
– Clinic Devices + Drugs in the Pipeline
– New Surgical Advances
– New Therapies: CBD + More
– My Role on My Care Team
– Pursuing Wellness

– Epilepsy Research Advances
– Quality of Life: Rights, Relationships, Finances + More
– Q+A Time with the Specialists


Here are the different ways you can register.

Register Online:

Register Offline:
Call 800.564.0445

Mail, fax or email completed Registration Form (downloadable):
      -Friday, April 28: Physician’s Conference (Registration Form)
      -Friday, April 28: Social Service Professionals (Registration Form)
      -Saturday, April 29: Community Conference (Download Form: English / Spanish)

There are limited volunteer opportunities. If you are interested, please download and complete the Volunteer Interest Form and email to Summit@EndEpilepsy.org. 


Scott Allen, MD
UC Riverside

Firas Bannout, MD
Loma Linda Medical Center

Steve Baum
President, Epilepsy Foundation GLA

Warren Boling, MD
Loma Linda University Medical Center

Roberta Cilio, MD
UC San Francisco

Tony Coelho
Former Congressman
Epilepsy Foundation

James Chen, MD
UCLA and VA Medical Center

Christopher DeGiorgio, MD
UCLA School of Medicine

Antonio Delgado-Escueta, MD
UCLA and VA Medical Centers

Sunita Dergalust, PharmD, BCPS
VA Medical Center

Reyna Duron, MD

Sonya Dumanis, PhD
Epilepsy Foundation

Dawn Eliashiv, MD
UCLA Seizure Disorder Center

Azita Fatheree
Epilepsy Foundation GLA 

Brandy Fureman, PhD
Epilepsy Foundation

Hui (Tory) Gong, MD*
USC Keck School of Medicine

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

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

David Millett, MD, PhD* 
Hoag Presbyterian Hospital

Claudia Munoz, MD
Riverside Medical Center

Adam Numis, MD
UC San Francisco

Douglas Nordli, MD
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Arthur Partikian, MD
LAC+USC Medical Center

Jignasa Patel, MD
Loma Linda Univ Medical Center 

Pilar Pichon Zentil, MD
Loma Linda Medical Center

Susan Pietsch-Escueta, MPH
Epilepsy Foundation GLA

Michael Rogawski, MD
UC Davis Health

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

Mona Sazgar, MD
UC Irvine Health

Joseph Sullivan, MD
UC San Francisco

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

*Not yet confirmed


End Epilepsy Summit – Physicians’ Conference 
Friday, April 28, 2017
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and End Epilepsy Summit – Physicians’ Conference

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. 

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles designates this “End Epilepsy Summit – Physicians’ Conference” for a maximum of 7 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.


Rebekkah Halliwell 

Assistant Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

Joe Martin 
Conference Planner, BDI Events