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TO BE RESCHEDULED: Project CARE: Epilepsy & Family Teamwork - [Video]
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic

Elia Pestana Knight, MD

  • Epilepsy Center
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Cleveland Clinic

To participate, ask questions or view this video chat go to http://www.spreecast.com/events/project-care-epilepsy-family-teamwork

As a parent of a child with epilepsy you are their advocate for health care. You need to take a team approach with your child’s neurologist and other physicians. Preparing for a visit with the doctor requires gathering information on what the doctor wants to know, keeping track of seizures, medications, side effects and other important issues.

Join Dr. Tatiana Falcone and Dr. Elia Pestana Knight in a live Spreecast to learn ways to work as a team for with your child’s neurologist and other specialists.

About the Speakers

Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH was trained in medicine at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin Colombia. Her residency in Psychiatry and Master’s in Epidemiology was also completed at the same university in Medellin Colombia. She trained in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic, where she has been working since 2002. Dr. Falcone’s research focuses on the interface between psychiatry and epilepsy, studying psychiatric comorbidities in youth with epilepsy. Dr. Falcone is certified in general psychiatry and child psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association where she has participated as a public psychiatry fellow and a transformational leadership fellow. As a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, she participates in the physically ill child committee. She is also part of the committee for psychiatric disorders at the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Falcone is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and a staff physician in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

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 Project CARE 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 will open on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 to allow you to submit questions. 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.