Living with Epilepsy: Bay Area – Women and Epilepsy

July 22, 2017
 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Eden Medical Center
20103 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley CA


Click below to access the PowerPoint Presentations from our Sessions:

Epilepsy and Puberty

Epilepsy 101

Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Educational day for patients and families with physician and clinician speakers, a panel and Q&A session.


9:00-9:30 – Light breakfast, registration

9:30-10:00 – Introduction 

10:00 – 10:45 – Speaker: Epilepsy 101

10: 45 – 11:30 – Speaker:  Epilepsy and Puberty

11:30 – 12:30 – Breakout session/ lunch

– Cognitive Effects of Epilepsy and its Treatments

– Epilepsy and Pregnancy: A Personal Experience

– Biofeedback: Retrain Your Brain – An Alternative Treatment Option

– Surgery and Recovery: A Personal Experience

12:30 – 1:15: Speaker: Epilepsy and Pregnancy

1:15 – 1:45 – Panel

1:45 – 2:00 Closing remarks


Directions to Eden Medical Center
Eden Medical Center

2nd floor lobby of the Medical Office Building (near the Security desk).  The Medical Office Building shows “Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation” above the door and is adjacent to the main hospital (both buildings are connected and share the front circle driveway).



Kimford J. Meador, MD

Dr. Meador is a Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences at Stanford University, and Clinical Director, Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Meador graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Applied Biology (with high honor) and received his MD from the Medical College of Georgia. After an internship at the University of Virginia and service as an officer in the Public Health Corps, he completed a residency in Neurology at the Medical College of Georgia and a fellowship in Behavioral Neurology at the University of Florida. Dr. Meador joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia (1984-2002) where he became the Charbonnier Professor of Neurology. He was the Chair of Neurology at Georgetown University (2002-2004), the Melvin Greer Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Florida (2004-2008) where he served as Director of Epilepsy Program and Director of the Clinical Alzheimer Research Program, and Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at Emory University (2008-2013) where he served as Director of Epilepsy and of Clinical Neurocience Research. He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 2013.


Babak Razavi, MD, PhD

Dr. Razavi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences  at Stanford University. Dr. Razavi’s clinical interests are in medically refractory epilepsies and using high density EEG (electroencephalogram) for better localization of seizure foci. His research areas include using engineering techniques for analyzing EEGs, medical devices for evaluation and treatment of epilepsy, and using seizures as a model for understanding consciousness.




Nilika Singhal, M.D

Dr. Nilika Shah Singhal enjoys taking care of patients, teaching and is invested in clinical research. Her research interests have centered on understanding epidemiology of a variety of diseases in pediatric neurology. She is double board-certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, as well as in epilepsy.

Singhal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UCSF. She received her BA in philosophy from Texas A&M University. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She then pursued a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), followed by a child neurology fellowship at UCSF, serving as chief resident in the final year. She completed a one-year fellowship in pediatric epilepsy at UCSF, and became a faculty member in the Department of Neurology in 2013.



A Children’s Living with Epilepsy (ages 4-12) from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm will take place
in an adjacent room – Maximum of 15 children – Preregistration Required


Sponsored by:



Hill Physicians Medical Group