Purple Day® Around The World Education Week Tentative Agenda*

Taking Place: March 21 – March 26
Keynote Speaker: Steve Schachter, MD

Monday, March 21st

12:30pm ET

  • Using Art to Increase Epilepsy Awareness: Steve Schachter, MD. Live session, followed by Q&A (time permitting).

7:30pm ET

  • Epilepsy and Women: Blanca Vazquez, MD

Tuesday, March 22nd

12:30pm ET

  • Ketogenic Diet: Mackenzie C. Cervenka, MD

7:30pm ET

  • SSDI: Disability Benefits: Bradley Boyd, JD
  • Purple Day® and The Importance of Epilepsy Awareness & Education: A discussion between Debra Josephs from The Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Kristy Como, Executive Director of Eisai’s U.S. Epilepsy Commercial Team about Purple Day®, epilepsy awareness and education, and the importance of maintaining seizure freedom, creating management plans, and discussing how to support a loved one with the condition.

Wednesday, March 23rd

12:30pm ET

  • Epilepsy and Depression Andres M. Kanner, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAES

7:30pm ET

  • VNS Therapy: Live session followed by live Q &A with Elizabeth Wedberg, RN MSN, ACNS-BC, CNRN

Thursday, March 24th

12:30pm ET

  • TBI and Epilepsy: Alan R. Towne, M.D., M.P.H., FANA, FAES

7:30pm ET

  • Living With Seizure Clusters: How a Rescue Medication May Be Able to Help: UCB Inc.
    Followed by live Q & A with Raj Sandhar, PharmD, UCB Medical Science Liaison

Friday, March 25th

12:30pm ET

  • unspoken symphony: Jazz Pharmaceuticals RESCHEDULED – 3/26

7:30pm ET – Spanish Session

  • Epilepsy and Women: Blanca Vazquez, MD
  • Epilepsy and Depression: Andres M. Kanner, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAES

Saturday, March 26th

1:00pm ET

  • Purple Day® founder, Cassidy Megan interviews astronaut, Ricky Arnold, who is a parent of a person living with epilepsy and has celebrated Purple Day® in space!
  • SUDEP: A Family’s Pain Drives the Inspiration for Research: CURE Epilepsy
  • A Deeper Look at MediKidz Comics: Debra Josephs of The Anita Kaufmann Foundation gets the inside scoop from Rebecca Moran, Director of Corporate Advocacy, at Eisai on their partnership with Jumo Health on the MediKidz epilepsy comic book series.
  • unspoken symphony: Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Special Message from FiveSibes on Canine Epilepsy Resources
  • Special Message from Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro

*Subject to change

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