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Kern Medical and USC Neurorestoration Center Host 2017 Epilepsy Symposium

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Kern Medical Announces First Ever Epilepsy Center for Central Valley

Kern Medical and the University of Southern California (USC) Neurorestoration Center are hosting the 2017 Epilepsy Symposium, featuring USC neurosurgeons and other neurology health leaders, on July 19, 2017. Presented by the Kern Medical Epilepsy Team and the USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Consortium, the discussion will cover new surgery techniques and devices, recent developments, treatments and research of Epilepsy. Kern Medical will also announce its new Epilepsy Center and the first Comprehensive Epilepsy Program for the Central Valley, and the impact it will have on neurosurgery in Kern County.

Physicians, nurses, patients, advocates and media are invited to attend. CME credits will be given to residents and fellows who attend. Dinner will be provided.

RSVP by calling or emailing Jessica Pang at 661.489.5242 or


5:30pm: Welcome
Russell Judd, CEO, Kern Medical
Maureen Martin, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), Chair, Department of Surgery, Kern Medical

5:45pm: Valley Neurosurgery and Neurorestoration Center – USC Neurorestoration Center and Kern Medical Partnership for Neuroscience
Joseph Chen, MD, PhD, Chief of Neurological Surgery, Kern Medical

6:00pm: USC Neurorestoration Center
Charles Liu, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurological Surgery, USC

6:15pm: The USC Consortium Care Partnerships for Epilepsy Care
David Millett, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, USC, and Medical Director, Hoag Memorial Epilepsy Center

6:30pm: Responsive Neuro Stimulation for Epilepsy
Christi Heck, MD, MMM, Professor of Neurology, USC, Medical Director, USC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

6:45pm: Advanced Microsurgical Techniques for Epilepsy
Jon Russin, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, USC

7:00pm: Stereotactic Techniques for Epilepsy
Brian Lee, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, USC

7:15: Vagus Nerve Stimulation
George Nune, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, USC

7:30: The Kern Medical Comprehensive Epilepsy Center – A Resource for Kern County and Surrounding Areas
Hari Veedu, MD, Attending Neurologist and Medical Director, Kern Epilepsy Center

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Petroleum Club of Bakersfield
5060 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309

Kern Medical and University of Southern California Neurorestoration Center

Carrie Weiss