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Voices of Epilepsy

Epilepsy Ontario examines strategy delivery in a changing world

June 7, 2012

Looking ahead into fiscal year 2012-13, Epilepsy Ontario needs to examine ways to deliver its strategy in a world that’s changing for nonprofit organizations. This was Epilepsy Ontario executive committee president Elisa McFarlane’s message at the organization’s May 29 annual general meeting. Of note, Epilepsy Ontario needs to be looking at four key trends —…

‘It has been a year of change and productive initiative’

May 31, 2012

Asked to summarize Epilepsy Ontario’s past year, executive director Rozalyn Werner-Arcé doesn’t hesitate in her response: “It has been a year of change and productive initiative.” The executive director spoke at the organization’s May 29 annual general meeting (AGM), where she highlighted the successes and changes seen throughout 2011-12. Werner-Arcé began by paying tribute to…

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…