Episode 10: Genetic Epilepsy Clinics
What should you expect when you attend a genetic epilepsy clinic? What happens when you need to transition from paediatric to adult care? To help answer these questions we talk to Dr Scott Perry, Medical Director, Genetic Epilepsy Clinic, Cook Children’s Hospital.
Hosted by Kris Pierce and David Cunnington, parents of Will, who has SCN2A.
Dr. Scott Perry is Medical Director, Neurology; Co-Director, Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center; Medical Director, Genetic Epilepsy Clinic at Cook Children’s Hospital. Dr Perry created the Genetic Epilepsy Clinic at Cook Children’s to improve the diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of children with these rare conditions. In 2019, Dr Perry also established an adult genetic epilepsy clinic.
Dr Perry serves on a number of local, national, and international committees dedicated to improving the care of childhood onset epilepsy.
You can follow Dr Perry on Twitter: @TheNotoriousEEG
Ms Kris Pierce RN MHSc MWellness, is a rare disease advocate and mother to Will who has SCN2A. Kris has held a range of board, project management, advocate and consumer representative roles and has been instrumental in working with local, state and federal governments to secure funding for multi-million dollar projects. Kris is highly skilled in building teams to work together collaboratively and is a co-founder of Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA) and SCN2A Australia, and a RARE Global Advocacy Leadership Council member.