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Latest innovations in epilepsy research, treatment developments, highlight IEC

June 28, 2013

Suzanne Nurse says the best thing about attending the recent International Epilepsy Conference (IEC) in Montreal was the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in epilepsy research and treatment of seizure disorders. Nurse, an epilepsy information specialist with Epilepsy Ontario, says the discussions from expert panels about research into the genetic and immune-mediated causes…

OTN staff show support for Epilepsy Ontario

June 20, 2013

Epilepsy Ontario executive director Rozalyn Werner-Arcé accepts a cheque for $2,800 from the Ontario Telemedicine Network. OTN raised the money during a two-month campaign focused on epilepsy awareness. Paula Ashley says she came away with a reinforced feeling of what a “caring and passionate” organization she works for, following the Ontario Telemedicine Network’s (OTN’s) two-month…

Six persevering students earn OBCL scholarship awards

June 6, 2013

OBCL Scholars (Left to right): Suzanne McGuire, Alexander Johnson, Kirsten Leusink, and Chloe Gallagher. The OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards were presented June 4 to six students who all have one thing in common – they are living with epilepsy but they’re not letting it interfere with their future plans.Chloe Gallagher is one of the scholarship…

Advocates encouraged by gov’t response to Epilepsy Awareness Month

March 28, 2013

Representatives from epilepsy support agencies say they’re encouraged by the reception their advocacy work with government officials received this month, and hope their colleagues provincewide will continue talking with politicians about the epilepsy community’s needs after March 31. March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and leaders from within the epilepsy community have been meeting with politicians…