• 00:23

    Hallway Conversations

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    Dr. Joseph Sirven interviews Dr. James Cloyd on Seizure Emergency Treatment

  • 00:18

    Advances in Epilepsy Surgery

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Sumeet Vadera, MD, a Neurosurgeon from University of California Irvine about advances in epilepsy surgery.

  • 00:01

    Comorbidities, Diagnoses, and Procedures

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Andrew Wilner, MD, FAAN, FACP about a new study looking at diagnoses, procedures, drug utilization, comorbidities, and costs of people with epilepsy.

  • 00:17

    Shower Power - Shark Tank Finalist

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Jon Davis about his "Shower Power" system.


    Shower Power is a device designed to give people living with epilepsy peace of mind by discretely monitoring their movements while in one of the most vulnerable and dangerous locations in the home – the shower.


    Mr. Davis won the $50,000 Judge’s Choice Award during the Shark Tank Competition at the Epilepsy Pipeline Conference 2014.

  • 00:17

    Commercial Drivers Licenses for Drivers with Epilepsy

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Gregory Krauss MD, Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University Medical School about commercial drivers licenses for drivers with epilepsy.


    The Federal Motor Carriers Administration recently decided to accept a medical expert panel recommendations on commercial driving. Commercial CVDL licensure can now be considered for drivers who are seizure free whether on or off antiepilepsy medications for 8 years.

  • 00:21

    PAME Conference Wrap-up and Summary

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, guest host Daniel Friedman, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, NYU, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, interviews Jeff Buchhalter, MD, PHD, FAAN, Alberta Health Services, SUDEP Coalition, AES SUDEP Task Force, and Elizabeth Donner, MD, FRCPC, Hospital for Sick Children, and SUDEP Aware, to wrap-up and summarize the 2014 Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy (PAME) Conference.


    This four day learning event was the second PAME Conference devoted predominantly to Sudden Unexpected Death In Epilepsy (SUDEP), where clinical, basic science and patient/family attendees came together to understand and support each other.

  • 00:17

    Shark Tank Finalist- Biostamp Seizure Sensor

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Shark Tank Competiton finalist Nirav Sheth, Head of Medical Market Development, Mc10, Inc. about Mc10 "Biostamp" sensors.


    “Biostamp,” a wireless sensing device worn on the body, offers a novel, patient-friendly solution for epilepsy monitoring and management. The goal for MC10’s sensors is to improve quality of life for people living with epilepsy and their families and improve patient-physician relationships in three main ways: 1) properly detecting and classifying seizures 2) tracking and communicating seizure characteristics, and 3) measuring response to therapy.

  • 00:22

    Summer Camps and Epilepsy

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Patricia Dean, ARNP, MSN, from the Brain Institute at Miami Childrens Hospital, and Sandra Cushner Weinstein, PT, LICSW, LCSW-C, Director of Services and Camps, Department of Neurology, at George Washington University School of Medicine.


    With summer rapidly approaching, they will be talking about Epilepsy Camps. After the interview, you can find out more on the Brainy Camps webpage (www.brainycamps.com) and on the epilepsy.com summer camp section (www.epilepsy.com/get-help/managing-your-epilepsy/summer-camp).

  • 00:18

    The Latest Innovations in Treating Epilepsy: Visualase

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Julian Bailes, MD, co-Director of the NorthShore University HealthSystem Neurological Institute based in Evanston, IL. They are talking about one of the latest innovations in treating epilepsy, the minimally-invasive surgery, Visualase.


    The Visualase System is an MRI-guided laser system for minimally invasive surgery. Visualase, Inc. was awarded a New Therapy Grant from the Epilepsy Foundation/Epilepsy Therapy Project in December 2010.

  • 00:19

    Seizario App: Using Smartphones to Detect Seizures

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews Shark Tank Competiton winners Amir Helmy, inventor of the Seizario App, and his father Ahmed Helmy, Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Department, University of Florida. The Seizario app will alert loved ones when the owner of the phone is having a seizure.


    The Helmys won the $75,000 Audience Award at the Shark Tank Competition during the 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Conference.

  • 00:22

    Veterans With Epilepsy - POEM Study

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    In this episode of Epilepsy.com's Hallway Conversations, Dr. Joseph Sirven, Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsy.com, interviews John Hixson, MD about the Policy for Optimal Epilepsy Management (POEM) study.


    The overall goal of the study is to improve the self-management practices of U.S. Veterans with epilepsy such as tracking seizures, managing medications and side effects, and engaging with other people with similar concerns about their condition. The results of the study were presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

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