26th Annual Pediatric Epilepsy Symposium

Mar 3–Mar 4, 2023 Closed Medicine

26th Annual Pediatric Epilepsy Symposium



Now in its 26th year, the Pediatric Epilepsy Symposium is a result of a request to the Epilepsy Information Service by pediatric neurologists in the state to develop an educational program to update pediatric neurologists on new information relevant to the treatment of children with epilepsy.

The Symposium will be held in-person at the Inn on Biltmore. For room reservations call the Inn on Biltmore at 866-779-6277, M-F 8:30am to 5:30pm and identify yourself as a participant of the symposium. Please click here for direction information.

Jointly Provided by
Epilepsy Alliance of NC

Target Audience

Neurologists, physicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other interested healthcare professionals


  • Identify the critical role that Regulatory and Reimbursement play for device innovation for epilepsy care through a case study
  • Review the existing data for the benefits of physical activity for people with epilepsy
  • Use the genetic mechanisms of epilepsy and approaches to precision diagnosis, including 2022 practice guidelines
  • Discuss the cerebral basis of creativity as manifest by improvisation
  • Diagnose and treat the neonate with seizures associated with an inborn metabolic error utilizing a system approach
  • Review the potential side-effects of anti-seizures medication (ASM) on sleep and assist in creating a treatment plan tailored to maximize sleep quality
  • Evaluate neuropsychology to support management of children with epilepsy
  • Create a challenge for diagnosis and treatment by presenting a case for group discussion


  • Halley Alexander, MD
  • Parth Amin, BS
  • Leah Chapman, PhD
  • Patricia A. Gibson, MSSW, DHL, ACSW
  • LeAnn M. Lehwald, MD
  • Heather Olson, MD
  • Phillip Pearl, MD
  • Lia Thibodaux, PhD
  • Muhammad Zafar, MD


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