FACES and the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone Medical Center will be hosting the first lecture of the Peace of Mind 2015-2016 Lecture Series. The lecture entitled - Pills & Your Brain: How They Get There, How They Work & How They Are Cleared to presented by Derek Chong, MD, MSc is dedicated to the memory of Danny Tromberg.

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at the NYU Langone Medical Center, COLES 101, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Light refreshments will be served at our pre-lecture social from 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. The lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE - please register online by Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Capacity is limited. A link to registration, along with updated information, details, schedules, and recordings of our Peace of Mind lectures are available on the Peace of Mind page of the FACES website.



About the presenter:

Derek Chong, MD, MSc is a neurologist, board certified in the subspecialties of clinical neurophysiology and sleep medicine. He completed his bachelor's degree, which focused on neurobiology, then a master's degree in brain and behavior. His medical degree was completed at the University of Calgary and he was a resident and chief resident in neurology at the University of Western Ontario. He then spent two years training on clinical neurophysiology (EEG, evoked potentials), sleep medicine and the clinical and surgical approaches to epilepsy at Columbia University Medical Center and then spent six years there as faculty. He joined the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in 2012, and is the Director of the Consult Epilepsy and Critical Care EEG Program here. He has been awarded with the Epilepsy Foundation of America research & training fellowship, and on two occasions with the American Epilepsy Society/Milken Family Foundation as an early career clinician scientist award. His current interests are on unusual causes of epilepsy, such as inflammation, and also what happens to oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the body during seizures.