This annual conference helps you address classroom performance and behavior in children who have epilepsy.

It is an ideal event for teachers, aides, school nurses, therapists, social workers, psychologists, and other school staff. It is also open to all parents and family members of children who have epilepsy.

Executive functioning difficulty is evident in most children who have epilepsy. Our agenda focuses on effective ways to address these difficulties. Sessions are led by experts and specialists from Mass General and other organizations. There is time for questions and open discussion after each session. This ensures that you can meet all the experts, share ideas, and get answers to your questions. You also get all presentations on a USB drive that you can take home.

The event offers Professional Development Points (PDP) for educators and Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists, nurses, and social workers. It takes place in Boston, MA.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of epilepsy on brain, cognitive and behavioral development
  • Identify and use strategies for improving executive functioning in the classroom and at home
  • Assess how new technology can be used to individualize classroom education for children with developmental disabilities
  • Employ mindfulness techniques to improve focus, sustained attention, perseverance and empathy in students


7:15-7:55 am

Coffee & Light Continental Breakfast

7:55-8:00 am

Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD

8:00-8:45 am

Pediatric Epilepsy Overview and Treatments
Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD

8:45-9:15 am

Medical Management of Epilepsy
Anna Larson, MD

9:15-9:30 am

Question & Answer session
Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD
Anna Larson, MD

9:30-9:45 am

Patient Story

9:45-10:00 am



Management of Seizures in the School Setting
Patricia Bruno, RN, BSN

10:15-10:30 am

Developing Emotional Intelligence
Leigh Horne-Mebel, MSW, LICSW, BCD, ACSW

10:30-10:45 am

Neuropsychology of Epilepsy
Amy Morgan, PhD

10:45-11:00 am

Question & Answer session
Patricia Bruno, RN, BSN
Leigh Horne-Mebel, MSW, LICSW, BCD, ACSW
Amy Morgan, PhD

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Executive Function
Sarah Ward, MS CCC-SLP

12:00-12:15 pm

Question & Answer session
Sarah Ward, MS CCC-SLP

12:15-1:15 pm

Lunch with Q&A
Catered lunch boxes

1:15-1:30 pm

Patient StoryRosie

1:30-2:30 pm

Applied Behavioral Analysis
Marc Matoune, MA

2:30-2:45 pm

Question & Answer session
Marc Matoune, MA

2:45-3:00 pm


3:00-4:00 pm

Andrew Kelley (Boston Buddha)

4:00-4:15 pm

Question & Answer session
Andrew Kelley (Boston Buddha)

4:15-4:30 pm

Patient Story

4:30-4:30 pm

Assistive Technology
Marc Matoune, MA

5:30-6:00 pm

Question & Answer session
Marc Matoune, MA


Target Audience

This program is intended for:

  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists


Psychologists and Nurses: $125.00

All other attendees: $75.00

Live stream viewers (non-credit): $50.00

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued for cancellation requests made on or before October 20, 2017, minus a $15.00 administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued after October 20, 2017.


Live Event Date: November 4, 2017






Psychologists CE Credit

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meets the criteria for 14.75 Continuing Education (CE) credit per presentation for psychologists.

This offering meeting the criteria for 9.5 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.


Nursing Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 9.5 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.


Social Workers

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers

This program has been approved for 8.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D72893-3.



McLean Hospital is a Professional Development Provider for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A certificate of attendance will be issued for3 contact hours to those completing this course.PDPS can only be issued for asingle training thatmeets the 10contact hour minimum.

A certificate of attendance will be issued for9.5 contact hours to those completing this course.PDPS can only be issued for asingle training thatmeets the 10contact hour minimum.



Other Professions

This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of credit hoursassociated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which creditsmay or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of McLean Hospital that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. McLean Hospital has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest (COI)

McLean Hospital has implemented a process to resolve COI for each CME activity. In order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public, McLean Hospital has resolved the conflict by External Content Review.

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