Veterans
and
Epilepsy

Take Action Group
An Online Virtual Group for Veterans with Epilepsy and their Loved Ones

WHO?
Veterans with epilepsy and their loved ones.

WHAT? 
An action-oriented group that connects you to others and to information. 
View the program flyer.

WHEN?
September 12, 12:00-1:30 PM
October 10, 12:00-1:30 PM
November 6 – Inperson Activity*
November 14, 12:00-1:30 PM
December 12, 12:00-1:30 PM
January 9, 12:00-1:30 PM
February TBD, 12:00-1:30 PM

HOW? 
Online or via Telephone
Rsvp Here! 

*Being held at the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 6 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. 

  • Take Action – it’s what you are trained to do and what you do best! 
  • Learn how to avoid injury
  • Utilize safety measures to prevent Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy
  • Adjust lifestyle to get optimal results
  • Get tips+tools that give you the best advantage
  • Learn about treatment advances
  • Ask the the experts questions 
  • Advocate better from strength

Group Facilitator: Laurette Hayden, LMFT
Speakers: Specialists, Epilepsy CoE, VA GLAHS
Group Coordinator: Rebekkah Halliwell, EFGLA

 

PROGRAM PARTNER

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Thanks to our sponsor

Sunovion

 

QUESTIONS?
Contact Rebekkah 
veterans@EndEpilepsy.org
310.670.2870 x103

UPCOMING SESSION

POSTPONED: Date is TBD
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PST)

“Take Control:  Things You Can Do to
Manage Seizures + Live a Healthier Life”

TBA

TO JOIN THE PROGRAM:

STEP 1: Connect to the audio using your phone.*
Dial 701.801.1220 and enter the access code 652-020-129

STEP 2: Join the online presentation.
Click join.startmeeting.com/rhalliwell and enter the online meeting ID rhalliwell (if prompted) 

*If you prefer to use your speaker and microphone from your desktop, please first download the Start Meeting desktop app. Visit startmeeting.com and locate the ‘ get desktop app’ (lower right corner). Note: You do NOT need the desktop app to participate. Simply follow the instructions above for best results. 

PAST SESSIONS

January 9, 2017
“Seizure Medicatiosn from A to Z (as told by a Physician)”
Indranil Sen-Gupta, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
UC Irvine Health

Download and view the powerpoint presentation 


December 12, 2016
“Beyond Medication: Diet, Surgery + Complementary/Alternative Therapies”
Christopher Lening, MD
UCLA Medical Center
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center,
Department of Neurology

Download and view the powerpoint presentation 

 

November 14, 2016 
“From Causes to Risks and Associated Health Challenges” 
Joanna Gan, MD
Neurobehavior and Neurophysiology Fellow
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Download and view the powerpoint presentation
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October 10, 2016 
“The First Line of Defense: Medications from A to Z (as told by a Pharmacist)” 
Sunita Dergalust, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist in Neurology and Neurosurgery
Director, PGY-2 Neurology Pharmacy Residency Program
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Download and view the powerpoint presentation.

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September 12, 2016 
“Seizures and The Epilepsies – VA Services”
Natalya Kan, BSN, RN, CNRN
Nurse Coordinator, Epilepsy Center of Excellence
West Los Angeles VAMC
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Download and view the powerpoint presentation.

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RESOURCES + MORE

ESPN LA’S ‘The Experience with LaFern Cusack’ 

theexperiencewithlaferncusack_epilepsyandtheathleteAward winning on-air talent and producer, LaFern Cusack, dedicated an hour of her show, ‘The Experience’ with LaFern Cusack on ESPN LA (710 AM), to discuss epilepsy – from brain injury, athletes to veterans and beyond. 

Guests of the show were the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles’ Executive Director, Susan Pietsch-Escueta, and Project Coordinator, Nathan Jones, Project Coordinator. Accompanying guests were Dr. Jignasa Patel, Epileptologist at the Veterans Administration Loma Linda Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda Linda University; and, Dr. Antonio Delgado-Escueta, Professor of Neurology at UCLA.

To listen to the Podcast of the show that aired on Sunday, November 20, click on the image above or visit http://www.espn.com/espnradio/losangeles/play?id=18091488.