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LIFE STAGES: Refractory Epilepsy 1 – Children & Surgery


Presented by: Dr. James Wheless, MD, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Director, Neuroscience Institute and Le Bonheur Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; Dr. Howard Weiner, MD, Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery and Vice Chairman, Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Neurosurgery at Texas Children’s Hospital; and Dr. Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, Endowed Professor in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stanford Health, and Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.

Drs. Wheless, Weiner and Grant present on surgical options for children with TSC and refractory epilepsy whose seizures currently aren’t controlled by medication. They discuss prerequisites to qualify for surgery, different surgical techniques and things parents should consider when making a decision about brain surgery for their child.

The 2021 E-Webinar Series is presented by Greenwich Biosciences and nationally supported by Novartis and UCB, Inc. The Life Stages Series is sponsored by LivaNova, Lundbeck, Inc., Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Neurelis, Inc. and Upsher-Smith Laboratories. Learn more at www.tscalliance.org/e-webinars.


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