The Indian Epilepsy Association, Bombay Chapter along with the General Practitioners’ Association ofÂ Greater Bombay organized a one day epilepsy education program for GPs at the Krishna Palace Hotel, Grant Road. It was well attended by approx. 90 general practitioners who came well on time for the program.
In the first session Dr. Jayanti Mani, Consultant Neurologist, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital spoke on the clinical spectrum of epilepsy;Â she was followed by Dr. Sangeeta Ravat, Prof & HOD Neurology, KEM Hospital who detailed the investigations involved and then Dr. Joy Desai, Consultant Neurologist, Jaslok Hospital spoke on Medical Management.Â The first session ended with the launch of our website ‘ieaecell.org’.Â Dr. Pravina Shah first thanked Dr. S.N. Bhagwati for supporting this website and our web designers Santosh Tholar and his partner Himanshu of Neoadvertising. Carol D’Souza then briefly described the site.
The second session focused on the Surgical Management, Epilepsy Comorbidity, Special Issues in Children and Prevention of Epilepsy.Â The faculty for this session was Dr. Deopujari, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Bombay Hospital, Dr. Urvashi Shah, Neuropsychologist, KEM Hospital, Dr. Anaita Hegde, Pediatric Neurologist, Wadia & Jaslok Hospitals, and Dr. Pravina Shah, Consultant Neurologist Wockhardt Hospital, Mulund respectively.
The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. C.S. Kambli, Hon. Gen. Secretary (GPA-GB) followed by a sumptuous lunch.Â At the end of the day we feltÂ that this program was well worth the effort.Â We appreciate the enormous support provided by UCB India Pvt Ltd that made the month of November, usually celebrated as ‘Epilepsy Month’, very successful.