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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.


Babysitting & Epilepsy

- Dr Kate Riney

With the holidays upon us there will be times when you may want to have a babysitter watch over your children, including your child with epilepsy. Dr Kate Riney, Paediatric Neurologist speaks about preparing the babysitter to deal with seizures.

Sleepovers and Pool Parties

- Dr Kate Riney

Have you ever worried about letting your child with epilepsy go to a pool party or sleepover? You are not alone. Dr Kate Riney talks about strategies to enable your child to safely enjoy these social activities.

Seizure Control

- Dr Andrew Bleasel

When you have tried multiple medications for epilepsy and nothing seems to work, what are the next steps? Dr Andrew Bleasel, Epileptologist speaks on this complex issue.

Naming Seizures

- Dr Kate Riney

Sometimes the language medical staff use can sound like a foreign language at times.
Dr Kate Riney explains the naming of seizures.