Presentations

Medical Management and Assessment

Adult Epilepsy Surgery Webinar

Delivered on April 28th by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil, Adult Neurologist and Epileptologist at Vancouver General Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Division of Neurology, this educational webinar provided information on epilepsy brain surgery in adults living with epilepsy.

Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Webinar

Delivered on April 22nd by Dr. Mary Connolly, Pediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist at BC Children's Hospital, this educational webinar provided information on epilepsy brain surgery in children and youth living with epilepsy.

CBD and Epilepsy Webinar

Delivered on September 30th by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil, Adult Neurologist and Epileptologist at the Vancouver General Hospital Epilepsy Program and Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Division of Neurology, this educational webinar provided information on the uses of cannabidiol (CBD) as a potential treatment option for epilepsy.

The Ketogenic Diet & Epilepsy Webinar

Delivered on May 21, 2020 by Dr. Linda Huh, Pediatric Neurologist at BC Children's Hospital and Director of BC Children's Hospital's Ketogenic Diet Program and Lawren Fischer, the Clinical Dietician at BC Children's Hospital's Ketogenic Diet Program, this educational webinar provided information on the uses of the ketogenic diet as a potential treatment option for epilepsy.

Facts About Cannabidiol
Delivered on May 27, 2017 by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil, a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy at Vancouver General Hospital and is a Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Division of Neurology. This educational session included information about the background information on marijuana/cannabis, reasons why cannabidiol may help to treat epilepsy, current research regarding use and safety, and current Government of Canada legislation/Health Canada regulations and upcoming anticipated changes.

Cannabinoids and Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Hype
Delivered on March 26, 2015 by Dr. Tiffany Townsend, a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy. This educational session included information about the clinical research into this substance, mechanisms of action, impacts on the brain, biochemical interactions, safety issues, and current Health Canada regulations in regards to it.

Genetics and Epilepsy
Delivered on September 30, 2014 by Dr. Michelle Demos, a neurologist at BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Anticonvulsant Therapy 
Delivered on October 15, 2013 by Dr. Sia Michoulas, a neurologist at BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Epilepsy Surgery 
Delivered on September 10, 2013 by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil, an neurologist at Vancouver Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy
Delivered on July 11, 2011. It addresses the potential use of VNS therapy in refractory epilepsy.

What To Do If Medications Fail
Delivered on January 12, 2011 by Dr. Linda Huh, a neurologist from BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Advances in Epilepsy Treatment: New and Emerging AEDs
Delivered on July 5, 2011 by Dr. Dr. Raman Sankar, a Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at UCLA.


Mental Wellness, Advocacy and Relationships 

The International Reach of the Anita Kaufmann Foundation – BC Epilepsy Society 2021 AGM

Delivered on June 5th, 2021 as part of BC Epilepsy Society's 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM), this presentation features keynote speaker, Debra Josephs, the Executive Director of the Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Purple Day®, Every Day where she was interviewed by Kim Davidson – the CEO & Executive Director of the BC Epilepsy Society and the founder of the I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ campaign about the international reach of the Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Purple Day®, Every Day and their partnerships with the BC Epilepsy Society and the I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ campaign.

Kim Davidson Featured Presentation at Purple Day® 2021 Virtual Epilepsy Education Conference

In March 2021, Kim Davidson was a featured presenter at the Purple Day® Around the World 2021 Virtual Epilepsy Education Conference hosted by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation, Purple Day®, Every Day, and the Epilepsy Association. During her presentation on Global Advocacy, Kim discussed how members of the global community can work to reform, inform, educate, and advocate for the epilepsy population in innovative ways and the importance of global advocacy and working, planning, and leading the patient voice together. Watch the video recording of her presentation to be inspired at how you can become a global advocate for epilepsy.

A New Diagnosis. The New Normal. Webinar

Delivered on September 9th, 2020 by Christine Jamieson, Miss Canada 2019, Miss BC 2018 and BC Epilepsy Society Impact Speaker, and Sonia Ali, BC Epilepsy Society Provincial Manager of Programs and Services, this educational webinar provided information on how to navigate the new normal after a diagnosis of epilepsy and what changes people can expect in their daily life due to epilepsy.

Self-Advocacy for People with Epilepsy
Delivered on June 6th, 2013 by Registered Social Worker Kathryn Sykes. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

All About Epilepsy: Overcoming the Challenges of Epilepsy and Analisa's story about epilepsy
Delivered on March 26, 2013 by various speakers about the medical and lifestyle issues related to living with epilepsy. 

Mindfulness for Stress Management for Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy
Delivered on May 22, 2012, by Dr. Dzung Vo from BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Family Dynamics 
Delivered on November 15, 2010 by Dr. Audrey Ho, Dr. Joseph Zaide, Susan Murphy, Registered Nurse and Parent, and Rita Marchildon, Child Life Specialist and Parent. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series. Watch part one here, part two here, part three here and part four here.


Learning Difficulties and Sleep Disorders

Cognition and Epilepsy Webinar

Delivered on September 23, 2020 by Dr. Jing Tan, a neuropsychologist at Vancouver Coastal Health, this educational webinar provided information the cognitive aspects of living with epilepsy, causes of cognitive problems in epilepsy, and practical tips for people living with epilepsy to protect brain health and compensate for cognitive difficulties.

Epilepsy and Memory

Delivered on October 20, 2014 by Dr. Jing Tan, a neuropsychologist at Vancouver Coastal Health. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Sleep and Epilepsy 
Delivered on July 16, 2014 by Dr. James Lee, a neurologist at BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.

Neuropsychology and Epilepsy
Delivered on November 20th, 2008 by Dr. Sare Akdag, a neuropsychologist from BC Children's Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series.


Gender Issues

Issues for Women with Epilepsy 
Delivered on April 29, 2014 by Dr. Tiffany Townsend, an adult neurologist at Vancouver Hospital. This was part of our Speaking of Epilepsy lecture series. Watch the first part of the presentation here and the second part of the presentation here.

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