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Project being developed to help police, first responders identify non-convulsive seizures

September 15, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is working on a project to create an information package epilepsy support agencies across the province can use to educate police services and first responders on how to identify people who are having a non-convulsive seizure. The provincial agency is adapting a project created by Epilepsy Toronto to help build…

EpLink survey will help steer research in the direction people with epilepsy want

July 7, 2016

By Deron Hamel EpLink, the epilepsy research program of the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI), is hoping to garner as much feedback as possible through a survey to help the organization prioritize research. The survey is aimed at people living with epilepsy, their families and those working at epilepsy support agencies. EpLink’s No. 1 priority is…

Epilepsy Ontario retreat focuses on helping agencies build capacity

June 16, 2016

A recent retreat hosted by Epilepsy Ontario for community-based epilepsy agencies was aimed at building knowledge capacity for executive directors and staff members throughout the province. The retreat, which was funded by the Trillium Foundation of Ontario and held June 6-8 in Innisfil, Ont., brought together representatives from 11 of the 14 agencies Epilepsy Ontario…