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Join us for Summa Health’s Inaugural Epilepsy Symposium

Join Summa Health’s award-winning neurology team for an opportunity to learn about various therapies and devices used to treat patients with epilepsy. From neurostimulation and neuromodulation devices, to vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and sleep therapy, Summa Health’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers specialized, comprehensive care tailored to meet every patient’s needs. 

Epilepsy is a neurological disease affecting over 65,000 people in Northeast Ohio, more than 3.4 million people in the United States, and more than 65 million people worldwide. Over a lifetime, 1 and 26 U.S. people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease, after migraines, stroke and Alzheimer’s. 

Annually, 70,000 patients are admitted and receive care at comprehensive epilepsy centers yet only 3,000 epilepsy surgery procedures are performed each year. This demonstrates the importance of closing the epilepsy treatment gap in comprehensive epilepsy care.

Event Date/Time:

Thursday, April 20, 2023
8 a.m. to noon
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. 

Raymond C. Firestone Auditorium 
Summa Health System – Akron Campus
55 Arch St, Ground floor | Akron, OH 44304
In-person or virtual options are available. 


  • 7:30 to 8 a.m. – Check-in, networking and vendor expo (food/beverage provided)
  • 8 a.m. – Event begins
  • 8 a.m. to noon – Speaking sessions 
    • Treating Fragile Neural Networks with Neurostimulation Therapies – Marvin A. Rossi, M.D. 
    • Surgical Placement of VNS and Co-Morbidities – Gary Huang, M.D.
    • Modeling Neurostimulation Therapy in the Brain – Leopoldo Cendejas-Zaragoza, Ph.D.
    • Initiation of Therapy and Programming and the Role of an Advanced Practice Provider – Eric Arbogast, CNP
    • Major Depression and the VNS – Craig Hansen, M.D. 
    • The Future of Neurostimulation Therapy and Sleep – James Bavis, M.D. 
  • Noon – Event ends

Continuing Education Credits:

Summa Health System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Summa Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you have questions regarding continuing education, contact the Office of Medical Education at 330.375.3107 or

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