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5th Annual Delaware Epilepsy Conference: Mental Health in Epilepsy

Welcome to the registration page for the 5th Annual Delaware Epilepsy Conference! This year's theme is Mental Health in Epilepsy.

This year's event will be presented via virtual platform called Whova (this is the same platform as last year). This platform will allow you to chat with each other, gather resources from sponsors, and participate in the presentations! After you complete this registration, you'll receive your Whova sign in information.

*We will be hosting and In-person reception on November 19th at 527 Stanton Christiana Road in Newark, DE. This is optional and masks will be required.

Schedule of Events for Friday and Saturday:

Friday November 19:

7-8:30pm EFDE Office (527 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713)

Optional In-person reception. Meet other participants, gather information from sponsors, get your questions answered about the next day's sessions and grab a snack bag to munch on during Saturday's conference!

 Saturday November 20:

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM 

8:40 AM - 9:20 AM
Keynote-Overview of Epilepsy with Impact on Cognition and Emotion 
Dr. Rodney Scott, Division Chief, Division of Neurolog
y, Department of Pediatrics at Nemours/Alfred 1. duPont Hospital for Children 

9:25 AM - 10:00 AM 

Session 1-Learning, Cognition and Memory 
Dr. Joseph Tracy, Director, Neuropsychology Division Director, Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Mapping Laboratory, Jefferson University Hospitals 


10:05 AM - 10:40 AM 

Session 2-NES

Dr. John Pollard, Director of the ChristianaCare Epilepsy Center


10:40 AM - 10:50 AM 
Exhibitor Center Break 
Attendees get a chance to stroll through the sponsor hall & network 

10:50 AM - 11:25 AM 
Session 3-Anxiety and Depression

Dr. Erica Johnson, Rehabilitation Psychologist, Co-Investigator, University of Washington PACES in Epilepsy Program

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM 
Final Session-Resources/Treatments 
Val Budischak, LCSW, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware 

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 

Panel of Experts Q&A


*Our breakout sessions this year will be presented separately and one time only. You can attend all three if you wish, or 'stroll' through the exhibitor hall during a breakout!*

Thank you to our Event Partner:


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

SK Life Science

Seizure Blessings



Jazz Pharmaceuticals

The conference is free to participants! Check out our website or email Val for more information!

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