Improving epilepsy treatment in people with intellectual disability

17 November 2020,  10:00 - 16:15 Greenwich Mean Time

A quarter of people with intellectual disability have epilepsy and a third of people with epilepsy have intellectual disability. In spite of such a significant overlap, the two conditions are rarely managed holistically.

This vanguard meeting brings together experts from different medical specialties to highlight the current gaps in knowledge about people with both intellectual disability and epilepsy, and to learn about the potential solutions, including the launch of a good practice guidance, Step Together.

Join us to discuss the toxic mix of lack of knowledge and protocols and problem awareness, which is contributing to high levels of mortality, morbidity and poor social outcomes in this vulnerable population.

During this session, participants can expect to:

  • Know the diagnostic and treatment challenges epilepsy poses to people with intellectual disability
  • Know the current concerns for people with intellectual disability and epilepsy and their families
  • Demonstrate what best practice looks for people with Intellectual Disability and epilepsy using 'Step Together'

Key Speakers

Prof. Arjune Sen

Prof Josemir Sander

Prof Matthew Walker

Dr Rohit Shankar MBE

RSM Webinar website

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.