The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will host a virtual Epilepsy Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 6, for epilepsy patients, caregivers, family members and health care providers who are interested in learning more about current epilepsy treatments.

The educational event, held to coincide with National Epilepsy Awareness Month, is open to the public.

A multidisciplinary team of UAMS neurologists and neurosurgeons will discuss the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy via Zoom from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.

The agenda includes a pediatric neurosurgical update by Gregory Albert, M.D., MPH, professor of neurosurgery; a pediatric neurology update by Kapil Arya, M.D., an associate professor of pediatrics who directs the Associated Neurology Program; a discussion of Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy (SUDEP) by Salman Zahoor, M.D., assistant professor of neurology; seizures and epilepsy in older adults by Harshad Ladha, M.D., assistant professor of neurology; and a neuropsychology update by psychologist Jennifer Gess, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Medicine.

All speakers will be available to answer questions from the online audience.

To attend virtually, register at https://neurosurgery.uams.edu/epilepsy2021 to be sent an email with a Zoom link.

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