Dr. Senyene Hunter has been invited to participate as faculty in an ECHO program that focuses on rare epilepsies. This program has been organized by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in partnership with the Rare Epilepsy Network (REN) and the Epilepsy Foundation. As a faculty member, Dr. Hunter will have an excellent opportunity to educate healthcare providers about genetic epilepsies, while also representing the University of North Carolina.
The purpose of this ECHO program is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence of healthcare providers in effectively diagnosing and treating rare or genetic epilepsy, as well as Developmental & Epileptic Encephalopathies (DEEs) and epilepsy syndromes, along with their comorbidities. The program will run for five months, from March to June 2023. The target audience includes neurologists (both pediatric and adult), epileptologists, trainees, pediatricians, and other health professionals. Participants will join a learning collaborative that will meet twice a month on alternating Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 pm CT/2 pm ET for one hour, totaling nine sessions.