Seminars - Queensland Epilepsy Symposium - Epilepsy Queensland

Thinking Outside the Box | Epilepsy Symposium

Epilepsy Queensland has proudly presented the Thinking Outside the Box | Epilepsy Symposium for more than a decade. Our Symposium events are vital in sharing the latest knowledge and information, stimulating dialogue and Thinking Outside the Box when it comes to epilepsy and its impacts.

'Seizures in the Ageing Community'

Our next mini- symposium event ‘Seizures in the Ageing Community’ will explore the complexities of seizures and seizure like activity in later life. Hear from leading specialists in neurology and epilepsy on topics including: symptoms and signs of seizures, diagnosis and functional impact, and supports available for older Australians living with neurological conditions, including epilepsy.

Guest Speakers

Dr. Donald Craig from Mater Health has worked in tertiary hospitals in the United Kingdom and Australia. Gaining exposure to a wide range of complex neurological disorders, before undertaking his epilepsy fellowship and postgraduate certificate in medical genetics in Australia. He will speak on the diagnosis and management of seizures in the ageing community. Read full bio

Professor Peter Nestor is conjoint professor of cognitive neurology at the University of Queensland and the Mater Hospital, where he established the Memory and Cognitive Disorders Clinic. His research focuses on neuropsychology and brain imaging in neurodegenerative diseases that cause dementia. He will speak on the interface between cognitive disorders and seizures, discussing difficulties with recognising and diagnosing seizures in ageing. Read full bio

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with clinicians, an in-home aged care representative and a person with lived experience of seizures in later life.

The evening will include canapes, drinks and networking.

2021 Queensland Symposium Program

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