“Treatment Talk” Seizure Emergencies: Delivery Methods and Treatment Options

Friday, October 13, 2023
12:00 pm CST

This Treatment Talk premiered on CURE Epilepsy’s YouTube channel on Friday, October 13 and discusses seizure emergencies and the different delivery methods and treatment options for the current rescue medications. The talk features Dr. James Wheless, a neurologist and researcher whose research is focused on pediatric anti-epileptic drug development, the ketogenic diet, epilepsy surgery, and non-invasive brain mapping (TMS, MEG). Dr. Wheless is the Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology and the Le Bonheur Chair in Pediatric Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. He also serves as Director of the Neuroscience Institute and the Le Bonheur Comprehensive Epilepsy Program for the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (LCH).

He is joined by Karen Barnette, mother to a patient of Dr. Wheless’ diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, and who is thankful for the new rescue therapies that have become available to epilepsy patients and their families. Viewers will learn about seizure emergencies, the different delivery options that are available for current rescue medications, and how the recent medications on the market have become more convenient and effective treatment options for seizure emergencies.


This video was generously supported by Neurelis Inc. and was produced by CURE Epilepsy in an effort to raise awareness of seizure safety.

This talk is supported by an independent educational grant from Neurelis Inc. CURE Epilepsy is solely responsible for the selection of the presenters and moderators. The opinions and recommendations expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, recommendations, or endorsements of CURE Epilepsy.


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