Guest Speakers

Eric’s Corner continues to seek guest speakers for our monthly support group meetings.  It is our goal to assist and inform those with Epilepsy and or a seizure disorder with the most up to date news. We have speakers in the areas of: medical profession, technology sector, local transportation, dietary needs just to name a few. 


From time to time we have some of our own support group participants speak and address areas that have helped them and in turn help others in the group.  We encourage your input and if you have any ideas for future speakers or would like to address the group yourself, let us know by e-mailing us here:


The list to the right includes some but not all of our guest speakers. 

November Guest Speakers

Nov 16th - Julie Clifton Therapy Consultant & Dr. Razavi-

They will present Neuro pace, and address questions from the group. Please RSVP for dinner & group will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner & meeting to start at 630pm and end at 8pm. ( RSVP can be linked to or This meeting will be held in our traditional location.

Dr. Razavi's clinical interests are in medically refractory epilepsies and using high density EEG (electroencephalogram) for better localization of seizure foci. His research areas include using engineering techniques for analyzing EEGs, medical devices for evaluation and treatment of epilepsy, and using seizures as a model for understanding consciousness.

October Guest Speaker

October Support Group meeting will have guest speaker Rachel from Cyberonics & she will bring a local Neurologist with her to help and address questions from the group. Below is a link to their page.


Living with VNS Therapy

Epilepsy is more than a health condition. Hear from real-life people about their stories of success with VNS Therapy.


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Epilepsy Health Coach

Adrienne Schroeder
(510) 214-3438

Marriage & Family Therapist

Judy Hughes, MFT
1430 Second Street, Livermore, CA 94550
Tel: 925-449-8100  email:

Neuro – Surgeon

Dr. Edie Zusman  MD, FACS, FAANS, MBA
Shauna Bishop, CMA
Clinic Coordinator and Medical Assistant for Edie Zusman

Pacific Brain & Spine Medical Group
20055 Lake Chabot Rd. 
Castro Valley, CA94546
Main office: 510-886-3138

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Local Studies and Projects

Nithya Koka
Epilepsy Center Study Assistant
UCSF Department of Neurology
Stacey Balter, B.S.
Epilepsy Center Study Coordinator
UCSF Department of Neurology