-WWE C.A.R.E. Seminar Series-

My Epilepsy Story (MES) is excited to partner with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to present the next installment of the WWE C.A.R.E. Seminar Series! Dedicated leaders in the field will be speaking to share their experiences and answer questions to expand understanding of common issues in treating epilepsy in women and girls of all ages. Our goal is to increase awareness of these complexities and brainstorm how to overcome these challenges through advocacy, research, and education. All medical/nursing students, nurses, residents, fellows, and other practicing physicians are invited to participate in this FREE in person and virtual event to learn more about the intersection of Women’s Health and Epilepsy. 

Our keynote speakers for April 2022 are specialist: Dr. P. Emanuela Voinescu and Dr. Mary A. O’Neal of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We look forward to meeting with you all on April 28th, 2022 at 6pm EST! Register below! 

Virtual Access Link: https://bwhedtech.media.partners.org/programs/live/epilepsy/

-About Our Keynote Speakers-

Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA, USA

Emanuela Voinescu, MD, PhD, is a neurologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, who focuses her clinical and research efforts on improving the care of women with epilepsy. She obtained her medical degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania, and her doctoral degree from Harvard University, prior to completing the Partners Neurology Residency and a 2-year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Voinescu started doing research at Caltech,  as a summer undergraduate fellow in Dr. Mary B Kennedy’s lab, she then pursued a PhD at Harvard University, in Dr. Joshua R Sanes lab, and got a solid training in the molecular underpinning of synaptic specificity and plasticity. Under the mentorship of Dr. Pennell since residency, her clinical research so far aimed to optimize the selection of the antiepileptic regimen in the preconception settings and fine-tune it to adequately compensate for the specific drug clearance changes during pregnancy. Dr. Voinescu plans to expand her clinical research into translational aspects of how sex hormones and genetic variability influence neuronal excitability and implicitly epilepsy pathophysiology, but also response to medications.

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Dr. Mary A. O'Neal

Director of Women's Neurology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, MA, USA

Dr. O’Neal is an expert in Women’s Neurology. She is the Director of the Women’s Neurology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she organizes a monthly CME accredited multi-specialty conference in a variety of aspects of women’s neurology. She’s written multiple chapters and papers on this subject as well as edited reviews and several books including: the AAN’s Continuum-“Neurology of Pregnancy”, “Neurological Illness in Pregnancy”, “Women’s Neurology- what do I do now?”, the Neurologic Clinics edition on the “Neurology of Pregnancy” and “Neurology and Psychiatry of Women: A Guide to Gender-based Issues in Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment”. She also directs a Harvard Medical School course in Women’s Neurology and Psychiatry and for many years directed the Neurology of Pregnancy course at the AAN.

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About My Epilepsy Story

My Epilepsy Story (MES) is an international, non-profit organization that serves to bridge the gap for women and girls diagnosed with epilepsy, as well as the children impacted by their mother’s epilepsy by Collaborating, Advocating, Researching, and Educating (C.A.R.E.) about women’s health and epilepsy.  Our organization is also unique in the aspect that MES does not accept ANY pharmaceutical funding. MES is dedicated to serving these females, their families, and the medical professionals that selflessly care for them.

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