. Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability

Fri, 15 July 16 09:30 George Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, Belfield, Dublin 4

15th July 2016 – 09.30 – 13.00
George Moore Auditorium, UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, Belfield, Dublin 4

On Friday 15th July Professor Mike Kerr will host a workshop entitled “Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability; Reducing risk, improving quality of life”.
Prof Mike Kerr MBChB, MRCGP, MRCPsych, MSc, MPhil, FRCPsych, is clinical professor at the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University.  Among many professional roles Prof Kerr leads the epilepsy special interest group of the Neuropsychiatric Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, is Chair of the International League against Epilepsy’s Intellectual Disabilities in Epilepsy Task Force, and is a former Council Member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Prof Kerr is a Trustee of Epilepsy Research UK and a medical advisor to Rett Society UK, Epilepsy Bereaved and the Down’s Syndrome Association UK. In 2015, Prof Kerr’s expertise in the epilepsies among people with intellectual disability was recognised by the International League against Epilepsy who awarded him the prestigious honour of ‘Ambassador for Epilepsy’.  This award is given every two years to a small number of individuals who are considered to have made a substantial international contribution to the field.

Prof Kerr’s workshop is aimed at a broad audience of those involved in supporting individuals with intellectual disability who have epilepsy. The workshop will comprise interactive discussion with delegates to understand the assessment of individuals with intellectual disability who have epilepsy, how epilepsy impacts on quality of life, the reduction of risk, and how to achieve best outcomes from treatment.

To cover the cost of this event, a charge of €40 euro applies. For registration and payment instructions please click here

A map of the venue (no.67 on the map) can be located here and information on getting to UCD, including parking, can be accessed here