East Midlands Epilepsy Interest Group

Tuesday 5.45-8pm, Human Development Seminar Room (East block, E Floor), Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
Nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals with an interest in adult and childhood epilepsies are welcome to attend.
Drinks and hot food will be available 


Feb 26th

May 14th

September 24th

December 10th


Feb 27th
May 8th
Sept 11th
Dec  11th


28th February

Ian Preston, Community Care office, Telecare. - New Assistive Technology Service supporting safety and independence to people with epilepsy.

Helen Brown, Recovery College Manager. - ‘Enquiring minds, transforming lives.’

16th  May

Dr Maria Moran, Consultant Paediatrician with an Interest in Epilepsy - Generic Prescribing Update.

Dr Sue Yin Lim, Consultant Neurologist. Epilepsy - The Cleveland Way.

26th September

Dr William Whitehouse, Paediatric Neurologist - ‘Anoxic - Epileptic Seizures’

Dr Katherine Martin- Community Paediatrician - Epilepsies in children with intellectual disabilities.

12th  December




23rd February

Welcome to FLO- Florence Simple Telehealth  Flo Presentation

Carol Turner - Project manager

Recognising anxiety and depression in people with ID and non-drug related therapeutic intervention”

Marek Fatek- Specialist Registrar ST4 in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability

24th May


27th September


13th  December



10th February

Dr Rebecca Maguire- Adult Neurologist - Epilepsy and Music.

Prof Chris Ward- Retired Neurologist & Family TherapistChronic neurological disorders and enmeshed families: the role of family therapy.

21st April

Beth Irwin- Epilepsy Nurse Midwife- the UK Epilepsy and Pregnancy register Epilepsy and Pregnancy Update 

Dr Michael O’Donoghue- sudep and pregnancy

15th September

Dr William Whitehouse- AED levels 18-08-15-1.pdf
Joe Kilgariff – Neuro-Developmental Advanced Nurse, CAMHS, ADHD- symptoms diagnosis and treatment

1st December

Dr Tammy Walker

Rod Hudspith & Ivor Griffiths – Substance Misuse Service, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust


11th February

What is Epilepsy12 telling us about our region(s)?

Dr Colin Dunkley

Epilepsy genetics update 080916.ppt

Dr Abhijit Dixit

8th April

Prescribing pattern of AED’s at NUH- prospective study.

Khalid Alotaibi- Post Grad Student

Elaine Mulligan- Disability Employment Adviser

9th September

Cardiac based seizure detection

James Milner- Cyberonics.

Epilepsy and Sleep Apnoea

William Kinnear- Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

18th  November

Ketogenic Diet Update

Jane Davison- Paediatric Dietician

Quality standards for Epilepsy

Dr Hani Faza


Feb 26th

    Attention! Seizures! ADHD and epileptic seizures, causes, treatments and challenges.

    Dr.Jane Williams. Consultant, Community Paediatrician.

    Clinical Audit of Emergency Treatment of prolonged seizures in Children attending the ED.

    Dr William Whitehouse, Paediatric Neurologist and Medical Student Emily Joslin

May 14th           

    The challenge of assessing accelerated long term forgetting in temporal lobe epilepsy

    A study addressing the issues of Ecological Validity and Clinical practicality

    Faye Corbett. Trainee Clinical Psychologist


    ADAPT study. Adolescent and Parent toolkits: Self management for emotions and epilepsies.

    Ann Brown. Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.

Sept 24th        

    Epilepsy related death in children

    Classification of Epilepsy

    Chris Rittey, Paediatric Neurologist, Sheffield Children’s Hospital


Dec 3rd             

    Jenny Taylor - SIG presentation for website.pptx
    Jenny Taylor


    KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN!  Untreated co-morbidities in adults with Epilepsy and Learning Disability
    Emma Lewington, Epilepsy Nurse.


7th February, 2012

VNS- Clinical, practical and real life experience. Steph Bolton, Cyberonics and Catie Picton. Associate Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.

Is it Status Epilepticus? Dr T. Sabbubeh. Consultant Neurophysiologist.

15th May, 1012

ADAPT study. Adolescent and Parent toolkits: Self management for emotions and epilepsies. Ann Brown. Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.

Are we getting it right for pregnant women with epilepsy? Angie Jones. Adult Epilepsy Nurse Specialist

18th September, 2012

‘Are we on the right path?’ - Children’s Care Pathways. Colin Dunkley. Paediatric Consultant.

 Learning Disability ‘Are we getting it right?’ Epilepsy Nurse Specialist-LD. Lisa Flinton.

4th December, 2012


8th February

An update on AED’s. Adam Henderson. Pharmacist.
SUDEP.  Dr Manish Prasad. SPR Neurology.

5th April

NEAD - management issues. Stephanie Howlett, Specialist Psychotherapist;  Rebecca Mayor, Research Psychologist.

12th July
Epilepsies with SCN1A mutations .  Dr William Whitehouse, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist. 
The Role of the ESN in the Community Neurology Service.  Marie Hooper, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse.

1st November

Introduction to diagnostic imaging techniques used for epilepsy, with a focus on how MRI works.  Paul Morgan. Head of Non-ionising Imaging Physics, Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering
A Web-based survey of impact and experience of young people with epilepsy.  Dr Vanessa Rippon, SPR.

2nd February, 2010
Epilepsy – quality and equality. Dr. Colin Dunkley. Consultant Paediatrician.
Brain development and anti-epileptic drugs. Dr. Michael O’Donoghue. Adult Neurologist.
13th April, 2010
The Nottingham experience and Audit of the Ketogenic Diet. Dr. Saleel Chadrantre. SpR Neurology. Jane Davison. Dietician 
A Review of Clinical Activity. Kirsten Johnson. The Roald Dahl Sapphire Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.
13th July, 2010
An update on AED’s. Adam Henderson. Pharmacist.
Seizure alert dog training programme. Rita Howson. Director of Operations.
23rd November, 2010
Non epileptic attack disorder. Dr. Sumeet Singal. Adult Neurologist.
VNS Overview and Troubleshooting, EO6 Study Update. James Milner / Ken Campbell. Cyberonics.

20th January
AED levels, use and abuse. Dr William Whitehouse.
Epilepsy 12. Audit of paediatric epilepsy services in Trent. Dr Katherine Martin.

21st April
EEG, an idiot’s guide, Rachel Hutchings.
Alcohol and seizures. Why do they happen and what do they do. Dr Steve Ryder.

14th July
Genetics and Epilepsies. Dr William Whitehouse.
Benzodiazepines for acute seizure management – pharmacokinetic considerations. Dr Mark Anderson
24th November
Learning disability and epilepsy. ‘A Psychiatric View’. Dr Richard Welfare. Consultant Psychiatrist in Learning Disability
Audit of suspected mental health difficulties in a paediatric epilepsy clinic. Ann Brown and Catie Picton. Children’s Epilepsy Nurse Specialists  

22nd January
Epilepsy and other surprises! Some paediatric case histories.  Dr Colin Dunkley. Paediatric Consultant.
Animal models of Valproate associated neurodevelopmental delay.  Dr Mike O’Donoghue. Consultant Neurologist.
15th April
Assessing needs to plan care.  Julian Mallinson Specialist Trainee in Public Health. Adult Epilepsy services:
Paediatric Leviteracetam Trial.  Rachael Wheway. Paediatric Epilepsy Nurse Specialist.
1st July
AED levels in children presenting in Status in A&E at QMC.  Dr Anil More. Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Neurology,
Generic prescribing and AED levels. Dr William Whitehouse. Consultant Paediatric Neurologist.  
4th November
Epilepsy 12. Regional audit of children’s epilepsy services in Trent. Dr Colin Dunkley. Consultant Paediatrician, King’s Mill.
Practical approaches for psychological support within a diagnosis of epilepsy.Ann Brown. Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse