Transitioning from pediatric to adult care is a major milestone for individuals with epilepsy and their families. Unfortunately, this process can be delayed due to the multitude of health and comorbid conditions which can accompany epilepsy, as well as the personal bond between the family and their pediatric care team.
This webinar discusses how epilepsy patients, their families, and pediatric neurologists can develop a plan to prepare for the transition of care. The presenter, Dr. Joseph Sirven, explores what factors to consider when transitioning care, established research guidelines for transitioning care, and the resources available to assist everyone involved.
During the webinar, you may ask your questions such as:
• Is the transition of care plan dependent upon a patient’s epilepsy type?
• Do treatment options change when a patient begins seeing an adult neurologist?
• What research has been done into the effects of transition care on a patient’s lifestyle?
This webinar is conducted by Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology and Chair Emeritus in the Department of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Program at the Mayo Clinic’s Arizona Campus. Dr. Sirven serves as editor-in-chief at www.epilepsy.com.
Our 2019 Leaders in Epilepsy Research Webinar Series is brought to you through the generous support of the BAND Foundation.