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Voices of Epilepsy

Latest SUDEP info available online

May 3, 2012

An e-toolkit containing the latest research-based material aimed at providing information about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) to four main target groups is now available online. The e-toolkit, which is available on SUDEP Aware’s website, contains key information pamphlets targeting health-care providers, people bereaved by SUDEP, teens and young adults, and people with epilepsy.…

Information specialist brings myriad of experience to the table

April 26, 2012

People affected by epilepsy who need answers to their questions can turn to Suzanne Nurse, who is an excellent information resource and who has a myriad of experience working with people who have epilepsy. Nurse, Epilepsy Ontario’s new epilepsy information specialist, also holds a PhD in medicine with specialization in neuroscience. Through her new role,…

Groundbreaking epilepsy research project ‘unparalleled’ in clinical focus

April 19, 2012

OBI-funded project launches Deron Hamel The epilepsy research community is excited about the launch of an “unparalleled” project that will investigate improvements in clinical care for seizure disorders. Epilepsy Ontario board member and director of the University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program Dr. Mac Burnham says the most exciting aspect of the research project, which…

Bottom lines should not trump people: Anne Currie

April 12, 2012

Mother of woman with seizure disorder highlights struggle for VNS procedure, hopes conversations stem from story Deron Hamel Anne Currie and her daughter Megan are hoping the Ontario government will take action to help end the struggle they are going through to obtain a new vagus nerve stimulator (VNS), an implant essential to helping control…