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Medication Resistant Epilepsy

Listen to Professor Patrick Kwan answering some of your questions about medication resistant epilepsy. Ask an Expert. Many thanks to LivaNova for making our Ask an Expert series possible.

Medication Resistant Epilepsy – Management

Listen to Professor Terry O’Brien answering some of your questions about treatments of medication resistant epilepsy.  Many thanks to LivaNova for making our Ask an Expert series possible.

Surgery for epilepsy

Listen to Neurosurgeon Erica Jacobson answering some of your questions about surgery for epilepsy. Many thanks to LivaNova for making our Ask an Expert series possible.

Hear From the Experts

Epilepsy Action Australia has produced an extensive series of over 30 short informational videos featuring some of Australia’s leading specialists, including:

  • Epileptologist, Dr Andrew Bleasel
  • Neurologist, Dr Dan McLaughlin
  • Neuropsychologist, Dr Laurie Miller
  • Paediatric Neurologist, Dr Kate Riney
  • Clinical Neurologist and Epileptologist, Associate Professor Cecilie Lander
  • Head of the Epilepsy Program, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Professor Terence John O’Brien.

These esteemed experts discuss a wide range of epilepsy topics of interest and give practical advice on everything from memory issues, diet and sleep, to children’s issues like babysitting and sleepovers.

You can also find these videos and many other Epilepsy Action clips featured on our YouTube channel EpilepsyTV.



- Ass Prof Cecilie Lander

Epilepsy is more common in people over the age of 65 than under the age of 20. How would you cope living with epilepsy in your senior years? Associate professor cecilie Lander speaks about seniors living with epilepsy.


- Ass Prof Cecilie Lander

Are you preparing to travel overseas – what do you need to know when travelling overseas?People with epilepsy can travel including overseas and should be encouraged to do so. Travelling enhances independence and self reliance. Like all travellers, planning is important.

Seizures and Sport

- Dr Dan McLaughlin

Ever wondered about participating in group and competitive sports with epilepsy?
Dr Dan McLaughlin shares his thoughts on the subject.

Febrile Convulsions

- Dr Kate Riney

Not all children experiencing sudden high fevers will experience a febrile convulsion however about 1 in 30 children will. How much do you know about febrile convulsions? Dr Kate Riney, paediatric Neurologist explains what febrile convulsions are and how you can manage them if they do occur.

Missed Medication

- Dr Dan McLaughlin

Dr Dan McLaughlin talks about the importance of taking medications and how it can improve seizure control. He also talks about what should you do if you have missed your medication.