The J. Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Programs
Epilepsy affects 2.7 million Americans, and results in an estimated annual cost of $15.5 billion in medical expenses and lost or reduced earnings and production. Epilepsy is especially prevalent among children. Approximately 326,000 school age children through age 14 have the disease, and about 45,000 under the age of 15 develop epilepsy each year. In addition to the obvious medical implications, childhood-onset epilepsy is associated with adverse social and educational development. Successful treatment of epilepsy in this age group can significantly enhance both the quality of life and probability of seizure control over his or her lifetime.
The J. Kiffin Penry Pediatric Epilepsy Programs are specialized educational courses for physicians and health care providers who treat epilepsy in children and adolescents. These programs are a product of the J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Education Programs, who for more than 20 years have provided physicians with quality, intensive epilepsy education programs.
This website consists of three sections:
- Programs Schedule: Program types by target audience, curriculum, dates, and application information.
- About the Programs: Mission and history, advisory board, faculty, and venue information.
- Alumni Center: Resources reserved for alumni of the programs, including educational and teaching materials, group photos, and more.
The Penry pediatric education program I attended gave me hands-on practical information I could bring back to my practice. – Walter Smith, MD