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For Medical Professionals: #EpilepsyEquity for African Americans in the Treatment of Epilepsy

January 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For Medical Professionals: #EpilepsyEquity for African Americans in the Treatment of Epilepsy

Did you know that African Americans are more likely to develop epilepsy than white Americans? Are you aware that African Americans with epilepsy are less likely to gain seizure control than white Americans?

If you are a medical professional that would like to make a positive change in the treatment outcomes for African Americans with epilepsy, we hope you will join us on Zoom for #EpilepsyEquity for African Americans in the Treatment of Epilepsy on Friday, January 15 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST(Zoom will remain open for an additional 30 minutes following the program for further discussion.)

This free, virtual learning opportunity will be a round table discussion featuring:

  • Meriem Bensalem-Owen, MD, Epileptologist and Director of UK HealthCare Kentucky Neuroscience Institute’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
  • Carey D. Ruiz, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology and Justice Studies, Director of Diversity and Community at Campbellsville University
  • Ima Ebong, MD, Epileptologist at UK HealthCare Kentucky Neuroscience Institute and founder of UK’s Minority Education Development program.
  • Rachel Ward-Mitchell, RN, Epilepsy Nurse Coordinator at UK HealthCare Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
  • Trenika R. Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pediatric Staff Pharmacist at Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pharmacy, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion at UK College of Pharmacy, Epilepsy Patient
  • Deb McGrath, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana
  • Beth Stivers, MS, Director of Education, Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana

This program is brought to you by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana (EFKY) through a minority outreach grant from the national Epilepsy Foundation (EF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is designed to ensure #EpilepsyEquity for African Americans throughout Kentucky and beyond. The EFKY is an independent affiliate of the national EF and was one of only 10 recipients of this grant nationwide. This round table discussion will be held virtually on Zoom. Register now by clicking below and you will receive login instructions once you are registered. We also hope that you will please share information about this program with your colleagues and encourage them to participate. Thank you!

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January 15, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm