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IPRC Webinar Series: Seizure Management in Pediatrics
PART I: Seizures and Epilepsy in the Pediatric Patient

Thursday, August 11, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT;
10:00 am – 11:00 am MDT; 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT

Christina Patterson, MD
Speaker Bio:
Christina Patterson, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Child Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the Director of Epilepsy Services, the Medical Director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program, and the Director of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Patterson has clinical and research interests in the fields of Child Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology and is board-certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, and Neurology, with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

At the end of the session, the learner will:

  • Define what a seizure is and what epilepsy is when speaking to patients and parents;
  • Identify seizures in pediatric patients and how different types of seizures are classified and diagnosed as epilepsy; and
  • Learn the treatment and management options for seizures and epilepsy in the pediatric patient, including emergency interventions and non-drug therapies.

Audience: This webinar is intended for all members of the rehabilitation team, including medical staff, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, and other interested professionals.

Level: Intermediate

Certificate of Attendance: Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. No CEs are provided for this course.

Registration: Registration is complimentary for members of IPRC/RCPA. Registration fee for non-members is $179. Not a member yet? Consider joining today. Multiple registrations per organization are permitted.


Harry Bruell, President and CEO of PathPoint in California, is sponsoring a special free film screening on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 1:00 pm PDT (4:00 pm EDT) of the award-winning short film “Under the Lights,” the story of a young man with epilepsy.

Under the Lights is the story of Sam, a boy with epilepsy who is so desperate to feel like a normal kid that he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure. Cinema has historically stigmatized and ignored people with epilepsy, a demographic of 1 in 26 who have almost never been represented authentically on screen and suffer from brutal stigma every day. Under the Lights was written and directed by a filmmaker with epilepsy, Miles Levin, and Miles will participate in a Q&A as part of the film screening.

Please register here and consider involving groups of people that you support and/or clients. Feel free to share this invite broadly and invite friends, family, and community members. This could also be a great class for remote learning. Remember to register!

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