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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2013
Contact: Karen Tripmacher
Assistant Director
Community Relations & Special Projects
(516) 663-2234

“LIVING WITH EPILEPSY: A GUIDE TO SELF-MANAGEMENT” OFFERED BY WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MAY 2

The Winthrop-University Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center will offer an educational program, “Living with Epilepsy: A Guide to Self Management,” on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 6:30 to 8 PM. The program will be held at the Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center Room A, in the lower level of the main hospital, located at 259 First Street in Mineola. A light dinner will be served.

All diagnosed individuals and their families are invited to attend. Speakers David Friedman, MD, Medical Director of the Winthrop Comprehensive Epilepsy Center; Shicong Ye, MD, Medical Director of the EEG Lab; and Vijaya Atluru, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurology, will address common concerns held by those living with the condition. A question and answer period will be included.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please call (516) 663-3926 to register. Attendees are to park in the Visitor’s Garage of the Hospital; parking passes will be distributed at the meeting.

Winthrop’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is recognized by the NAEC (National Association of Epilepsy Centers) as a level 4 Epilepsy Center, meaning it has the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. For further information about the Epilepsy Center, please call (516) 663-4593.

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