A ketogenic diet can help control epilepsy where there has been no response on two or more anticonvulsant medications The presentation will cover: An outline of the ketogenic diet History of the ketogenic diet as a treatment option for refractory epilepsy Indications for use of the ketogenic diet Elements of a ketogenic diet The Modified Atkins Diet Dietary Initiation to the ketogenic diet Efficacy of dietary therapy in epilepsy Potential side-effects of dietary therapy for epilepsy (including compliance considerations) Where to access further information and find support for implementing dietary therapies in epilepsy Watching this presentation and completing the assessment may contribute towards assessable Continuing Professional Development points. About the presenter Judy Nation is a Clinical Specialist Dietitian, at the Royal Children’s Hospital, in Melbourne. She is also convenor for the Dietetic Association of Australia’s Ketogenic Diet Discussion Group. Apart from being dedicated to the development of ketogenic diet services across Australia, Judy has also been recognised internationally, as a contributing author to the ‘Consensus Statement: Recommendations of the International Ketogenic Diet Study Group’, published in Epilepsia, in 2008. Judy is motivated by a desire to ensure all children on ketogenic diets grow optimally. She is passionate about teaching carers of children on ketogenic diets to make tasty, easily prepared meals. In 2013, she published the cookbook Ketocooking. Judy also loves helping dietitians understand the ketogenic diet, so they can also support families who embark on it as a treatment option for epilepsy. Registration includes Access to a recording of the webinar Presentation notes Multiple-choice questions and answers Suggested further reading Registration types Recording: $38 to receive a DVD recording of the webinar, and associated documents by post Subscription: $33 monthly to receive all Education in Nutrition recordings (minimum 24 a year)

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