Chair-elect of the national Epilepsy Foundation, Dr. Brien Smith, Medical Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Henry Ford Hospital

November 16, 2010
Hosted by Joyce Bender

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Joyce welcomes chair-elect of the national Epilepsy Foundation, Dr. Brien Smith, from Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Smith will discuss the importance of National Epilepsy Month, the problems that occur for people living with epilepsy when name brand medications are switched to generic brands, and the latest medical research that is being done in the field to help those living with epilepsy.

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Joyce Bender

Joyce Bender

Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.

Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

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