This 45 minute webinar discusses the ketogenic diet, a special high-fat, adequate protein, low-carbohydrate diet, is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment for epilepsy first described in medical journals almost one hundred years ago. The interest and scientific study of the treatment of epilepsy through nutrition has steadily been increasing since the 1990s. For children and adults with medication resistant epilepsy, the ketogenic diet may provide an additional treatment option to help reduce seizures and improve quality of life.
Moderated by Dr. Elaine Kiriakopoulos, Director, Health Communications and Engagement, Epilepsy Foundation, our guest faculty speakers, will discuss,
- History, safety and effectiveness of ketogenic diets in epilepsy
- What are the components of a ketogenic diet?
- Who is a good candidate for dietary therapy?
- Working with a dietary therapy team
- Latest developments in dietary therapy for epilepsy
Eric H. W. Kossoff, M.D.
Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Ketogenic Diet Center Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDN
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology Pediatric Ketogenic Dietician John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD