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Voices of Epilepsy

Epilepsy presentation to gov’t officials well-received

April 24, 2015

By Deron Hamel The operations manager of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Exceptional Access Program (EAP) says a March 26 educational session delivered to staff members from the Ontario public drug programs division enhanced people’s understanding of epilepsy and the issues faced by those living with the condition. Richard Lin says the lunchtime…

Sponsor of scholarship for students with epilepsy reflects on award’s importance

April 16, 2015

By Deron Hamel Lawton Osler has seen some pretty amazing results since the OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards began in 2006. In an interview with Voices of Epilepsy, Osler, whose company, Osler Business Consulting Ltd., sponsors the scholarship, notes that some recipients have made a mark with their academic pursuits. For instance, Dr. Melanie Jeffrey is…

Epilepsy guidelines should enhance care, empower patients: neurologist

April 9, 2015

By Deron Hamel Dr. Carter Snead says the best possible long-term result from new provincial epilepsy-care guidelines would be for primary-care physicians, neurologists and patients to use the standards to enhance care of Ontarians with seizure disorders. The Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children creates a framework for general practitioners…

New clinical guidelines expected to help patients get the right care for epilepsy

April 2, 2015

By Deron Hamel A prominent Toronto neurologist says the recent establishment of the Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children is an important step forward in creating consistent epilepsy care in Ontario. Dr. Carter Snead, a neurologist at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), says the greatest overall changes he hopes…