2020 Epilepsy Pipeline Community Day

March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Santa Clara Marriot
2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara CA

March 14, 2020, in Santa Clara, California

Your Voice, Your Day

Every two years, the Epilepsy Foundation hosts a one-day educational conference dedicated to people with epilepsy, their families and friends, and community supporters. Community Day is a day of learning, support, and networking with peers, providers and partners. Community Day 2020 will take place March 14, 2020, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. PST, at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa ClaraCalifornia. Community Day occurs immediately after the Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference taking place March 12-13, 2020.

Registration Open Now

Registration is now open for the 2020 Epilepsy Pipeline Community Day. Cost to attend is $10 for individuals and $20 per family for families of 2 or more.

On-site parking: Parking is free for all Community Day attendees. Vouchers will be available at the hotel registration desk on-site.

Hotel booking: The Santa Clara Marriott is offering a special group rate for attendees. Make your reservation herePlease book by February 18, 2020.

Conference Agenda

Times are pacific standard time (PST).

March 14, 2020

Breakfast And Registration – 7:30-8:30 A.M.

Welcome And Introductions – 8:30-8:40 A.M.

The Epilepsy Experience – 8:40-9:00 A.M.

  • Lived Experience with Epilepsy

Understanding How Epilepsy Causes And Type Help Predict Outcome And Comorbidities – 9:00-9:20 A.M.

Treating Epilepsy: What Works And What’s Next? – 9:20-10:30 A.M.

Break – 10:30-10:45 A.M.

Genes And Epilepsy: Understanding The Basics – 10:45-11:40 A.M.

SUDEP Knowledge Is Power – 11:40 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

  • What is SUDEP?
  • What can you do to minimize risk?
  • Organizations to support SUDEP

Lunch – 12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M.

Morning Break Out Sessions – 1:40 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Breakout 1: Transitions in Life Guided through Wellness: Children and Youth

  • ​The Early Years from Toddlers to Tweens
  • Gaining Independence and Goal Setting
  • Roundtable Discussions

Breakout 2: Transitions in Life Guided through Wellness: Young Adults and Older Adults

  • ​Life’s Twists and Turns (25-55)
  • Aging with Epilepsy (Older adults 55+)
  • Roundtable Discussion

Break And Room Switch – 3:00-3:10 P.M.

Getting Involved And Making Change – 3:10-4:00 P.M.

Reception – 4:00-4:30 P.M.


Questions? Contact Patty Shaffer or Alison Kukla at contactus@efa.org or call 1-800-332-1000