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Epilepsy Ontario engages MPPs and policy makers at Epilepsy Action Day 2017

March 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel TORONTO – Epilepsy Ontario executive director Paul Raymond says the success of the sixth Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on Feb. 28 was the overwhelming engagement from MPPs and policy makers had about the agency’s epilepsy care advocacy agenda. MPPs and policy makers offered Epilepsy Ontario suggestions to help move its…

Action Day 2017 will focus on need for gov’t to translate evidence into practice

February 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is focusing this year’s Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on the need to standardize care for people with epilepsy across Ontario through dissemination and implementation of the province’s clinical epilepsy guidelines, as well as explaining what the guidelines mean for patients and doctors. This year’s Epilepsy Action Day is…

PBS affiliates across North America to screen ground-breaking documentary about epilepsy

November 17, 2016

By Deron Hamel Joe Stanislaw says the best results from widespread screening of the documentary On the Edge: Living with Epilepsy would be more awareness, a greater understanding of the potential people with epilepsy have, and more interest in research. Joe is the father of Louis Stanislaw, a U.S. filmmaker who has coped with epilepsy…