Discovering that your child may have epilepsy compounds the challenges of parenting. What does the diagnosis of epilepsy mean? What tests are necessary to diagnose epilepsy and how can I prepare my child? Is there information to prepare to share with the physician? Bottom line – where do we begin?
Join Dr. Elia Pestana Knight, Pediatric Epileptologist at Cleveland Clinic to discuss the diagnosis of epilepsy in children. Questions will be addressed during a live webinar.
About the Speaker
Dr Elia M. Pestana Knight is a pediatric epileptologist in the Pediatric Epilepsy Section, Epilepsy Center, Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Cleveland, Ohio. She completed medical school in Cuba (1991) and trained in general neurology (1995) and pediatric neurology (1996) at the Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia, Havana, Cuba. After moving to the United States in 1999, Dr Pestana Knight completed a research fellowship in epilepsy at the Cleveland Clinic (2004), residency training in Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (2007), and Pediatric Neurology residency at the University of Michigan (2010). She is board certified in Pediatrics, Neurology with special qualifications in Child Neurology and Epilepsy.
Dr Pestana Knight has more than 10 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Her areas of research interest include co-morbidities in pediatric epilepsy, epileptic encephalopathy, epilepsy surgery and pediatric epilepsy outcomes. Dr Pestana Knight is an enthusiastic teacher. She loves taking care of children with epilepsy and their families, particularly children with refractory seizures.
About Project CARE (Coordination Access Resources Education 4 Epilepsy)
PROJECT CARE is a collaborative series of educational video webinars designed to improve care coordination, provide education, and increase social support and engagement for children with epilepsy and their families. It is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (Grant #H98MC26260) and coordinated between Cleveland Clinic and Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.
The educational series will cover a number of topics about medical and mental health issues important to youth with epilepsy and their families. The webinars will be presented by epilepsy specialists followed by interactive communication with registrants.
We hope that you will be able to join any or all of the upcoming Project CARE topics.
This Health Chat is currently open to allow you to submit questions. Click on the Join Chat and type in the question box below. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.