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Seizure Related Conditions/Syndromes

2 charities partner to create educational sessions focused on Dravet spectrum disorders

March 27, 2017

By Deron Hamel Dravet Canada and SUDEP Aware have partnered to deliver a series of educational sessions led by researchers and clinicians to provide the latest information about Dravet spectrum disorders to families and caregivers of people living with the condition. The first Dravet Day events are being held April 8 in Toronto and St.…

Research into link between brain injury and epilepsy is giving Eileen Campbell hope

January 5, 2017

By Deron Hamel When Eileen Campbell was 14 years old, she was involved in a car crash that resulted in a brain injury. After the accident, she developed epilepsy which caused her to have tonic-clonic seizures. Now 49, Campbell has lived with the challenges epilepsy poses. She has three grown sons, each of whom has…

Gov’t needs to take a proactive response to stem drug shortages: Epilepsy Ontario

May 19, 2016

By Deron Hamel One of the greatest frustrations Epilepsy Ontario deals with during shortages of seizure-control medications is when impending drug shortages are identified but Health Canada and the provincial drug programs do nothing to try to prevent them, says Suzanne Nurse. Nurse, Epilepsy Ontario’s director of information and client services, says that 2016 has…

EpLink researcher says team is ‘quite close’ to finding Lafora disease cure

November 7, 2013

By Deron Hamel Dr. Berge Minassian says he believes scientists are “getting quite close” to finding a cure for Lafora disease, characterized as the most serious form of epilepsy, with inroads made possible by the Ontario Brain Institute’s (OBI’s) EpLink research program. Minassian is one of more than 25 researchers at nine university and hospital…