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Voices of Epilepsy

Researchers seeking participants in child cognition study

May 24, 2012

Trent University researchers are seeking families of children who have epilepsy to participate in a project investigating cognitive processes of youngsters aged seven to 13. The project, which is an extension of a larger study being led by Dr. Nancie Im-Bolter, is investigating the relationship between language and literacy in novice and skilled young readers…

Epilepsy community urged to alert MPs about drug-shortage issue

May 17, 2012

Are you affected by a drug shortage? Contact your health-care provider if your pharmacy is unable to fill your prescription. People with epilepsy should not make any changes to their treatment (i.e. skipping doses, reducing the dose, or discontinuing a drug) without consulting their health-care provider. Your physician or nurse practitioner can discuss the potential…

SUDEP conference aiming for mass engagement, increased awareness

May 10, 2012

An upcoming three-day conference near Chicago in June will bring people representing clinical, basic science and patient/family communities together to get important information related to sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). “We’re trying to bring those three groups together to participate in a meeting that will still be high-level academic with some very high-level basic…

Institute of Medicine Report on Epilepsy

May 4, 2012

On March 30, 2012 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on the public health dimensions of epilepsy. Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding has a number of recommendations to engage people in advocacy. The goal as always is to improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. Recommendations include: improving access…