CURE Epilepsy Webinar: Stem Cells & Epilepsy
Webinar: Stem Cells & Epilepsy: A New Therapeutic Approach for Treating Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST
This webinar has been rescheduled to Monday, January 30, 2023.
Stem cells, the cells in the body that provide the blueprint for the creation of all other specialized cells (e.g., nerve, cardiac, blood cells, etc.), have generated significant interest in the research community over the past decade. Stem cells can help regenerate or repair tissues in individuals that have been affected by certain disorders and are being assessed for the ability to reduce seizures in people with epilepsy.
This webinar will discuss a pioneering neural cell therapy approach that could provide a novel treatment for drug-resistant focal epilepsy. Viewers will learn about the promising new data supporting this approach which will be presented by Dr. Robert Beach from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, and they will hear more about the clinical trial and the immediate impact of this regenerative cell therapy from the first patient enrolled in this clinical trial and a family member.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Robert Beach, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His clinical interests include epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, anti-seizure therapies including medical, surgical, and experimental approaches, and differential diagnosis of seizures.