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CDH Sponsors Epilepsy Expo to Educate All

WINFIELD, Ill., February 19, 2010 – When a person has two or more seizures that are unprovoked, he may have epilepsy. There are many possible causes of this medical problem, including tumors, strokes and brain damage from illness or injury. In many cases, there may be no detectable cause at all. Epilepsy is a common medical condition that affects approximately 100,000 people in the greater Chicago area. Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) has recognized the need to educate the public about this condition, and has scheduled a free Epilepsy Expo at the Stonegate Conference Centre (2401 West Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates) on Saturday, March 20.

CDH’s Neurosciences Institute’s Comprehensive Seizure and Epilepsy Program was created to serve patients throughout the western suburbs. With the combined expertise of neurology, neurosurgery, nursing, neuropsychology and social work, a multidisciplinary approach is utilized to evaluate and care for seizure disorders. The key mission of the program is to strive for no seizures and no side-effects of treatment.

The CDH Epilepsy Expo, which is free and open to the public, will feature two general sessions with keynote speaker Roy Sucholeiki, MD. The only full-time, dedicated epilepsy specialist in DuPage County, Dr. Sucholeiki is the medical director of CDH’s Comprehensive Seizure and Epilepsy Program, which serves as a regional referral center, using a multidisciplinary approach to evaluating and caring for patients with seizure disorders. Several specialists in neuroscience will be offering breakout sessions during the day, topics include: Adult Epilepsy; Pediatric Epilepsy; Catastrophic Epilepsy Situations; Stress, Hormones, Sleep, Headaches and Epilepsy; The Interface of Epilepsy and Autism; Ketogenic Diet; Epilepsy Surgery; Tour of the Medications for Epilepsy; Novel Therapies and Devices; and Ask the Experts for Pediatrics and Adults.

Families are encouraged to attend, and licensed, insured professional child care is available for registrants. Breaks and meals will offer time for networking and exploring relevant exhibits. Limited discounted hotel rooms are available for attendees.
Space is limited, free registration must be made at 630-933-4234 or toll free at 877-933-4234. For the hearing impaired, please call 630-933-4833.

About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for medical technology and one of the busiest surgical centers in Illinois.
For the last three consecutive years, Thomson Reuters has listed CDH as a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. Similarly, U.S. News & World Report has included CDH on their list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category each year since 2007.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the medical staff of CDH, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833 for the hearing impaired.

Christopher King
630-776-5373 (cell)