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Meet Dr. Kimford MeadorMeador

Kimford Meador, M.D., is a Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University. He also serves as clinical director of the Stanford Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Meador has authored over 300 peer-reviewed research publications. He has directed a long running NIH multicenter study of pregnancy outcomes in women with epilepsy and their children. His research interests include: cognitive mechanisms including conscious perception; cerebral lateralization; pharmacology and physiology of cognition; epilepsy; epilepsy and pregnancy; neurodevelopmental effects of antiepileptic drugs; EEG; functional imaging; therapeutic drug trials; and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Are You a Woman with Epilepsy who is currently Pregnant? 
Dr. Meador is currently working on the MONEAD Study, striving to better understand how antiepileptic drug use during pregnancy affects both maternal and neonatal outcomes. The research study will be conducted at Stanford University Medical Center. 

General Inclusion:
Pregnant women with epilepsy (WWE) and healthy pregnant women without epilepsy up to 20 weeks gestation, and non-pregnant women with epilepsy * Ability to maintain a daily medical diary * Primary Language is English or Spanish * Access to a telephone for phone contacts * Age 14-45 Inclusive.

General Exclusion:
Women with an expected IQ<70 * Ongoing drug and/or alcohol abuse or lasting physical damage resulting from drug abuse * History of psychogenic non-epileptic spells * History of positive Syphilis or HIV test * Presence of other major medical illness (e.g., diabetes, cancer, progressive cerebral disease).

For more information: Sweta Patnaik (Study Coordinator)
Phone: 650-497-6810 Email: 
What's Happening This Week
Seizures: Innovative Treatment and Management Techniques
October 1, 2014, 6-8PM
Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Buhler Building/Sutter Cancer Center
2800 L Street, First Floor Conference Rooms 
Sacramento, CA 95816
  • Michael Chez, M.D., nationally-recognized expert will discuss laser ablation surgery, a new minimally invasive approach for treating seizures in both adults and children. 
  • Ardeep Sekhon, M.D., will present unique management techniques for women and teens who live with seizures. 
  • Christopher Lepage, Psy. D., will discuss the role of neuropsychology in the treatment of epilepsy.
Light refreshments provided. RSVPs are requiredMore info
Register online or call (916) 454-6649 with questions. 

Support Groups: Join Us!
Mountain View, Open to All
Please help us welcome Dr. Kimford Meador, Stanford Epileptologist, this Thursday!
1st Thursday, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM 
El Camino Hospital Group, YMCA Building, Basement Room K
2400 Grant Rd., Mountain View, CA 94040 (view map)
Group Facilitator: Steve Forbes

Sacramento, Parents Group 
1st Friday, 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Sutter Medical Plaza, Conference Room 1625
Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95816
Group Facilitator: Beth Ruggles

San Francisco, Teens and Young Adults
1st Saturday, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
UCSF Epilepsy Center 
400 Parnassus Ave., 8th Floor, Room A888
San Francisco, CA 94143
Group Facilitator: Maritza Lopez, RN
Did you know?
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • LISTEN IN: GettingHired is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on October 1st at 8AM PST/11AM EST for the kick off to #NDEAM. GettingHired's Virtual Career Fair is FREE to job seekers with disabilities who are looking for a unique and accessible opportunity to engage with inclusive employers in real-time. 
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  • The National Epilepsy Foundation is hosting a webinar run by the Social Security Administration, "Ticket to Work & Work Incentives: The Journey to Financial Independence," on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11-12PM PST/ 2-3PM EST. 
NOTE: Open to those currently receiving disability benefits as a result of their epilepsy diagnosis who may be ready to transition back into the work force.
Purple Pumpkin Day for Epilepsy
Fun, Family, Food
October 18th, 9AM-6PM
Max's Miracle Ranch
3476 Smith Avenue
Biggs, California, 95917

Come paint your purchased pumpkin PURPLE for Epilepsy Awareness. (Painting is Free and Optional) Visit the Epilepsy Awareness booth for great information and how you can get involved locally. Share your pumpkins with us via Facebook and Twitter!

This event is hosted by Max's Miracles/The Max Williams Foundation, a nonprofit formed to provide hope and direction to families with special children dealing with heart defects, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Proceeds from this event will support the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern CA

More Information: Sara (530) 864-8066 or Annette (530) 315-4045
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