Navigating Epilepsy: The Road Ahead

The American Epilepsy Society holds its annual meeting: moving epilepsy treatment forward and up

The American Epilepsy Society holds its annual meeting: moving epilepsy treatment forward and up

Did you know that every year the American Epilepsy Society holds a massive conference on epilepsy that brings together epilepsy specialists from all over the world to present the most updated findings about epilepsy diagnosis in children and adults, epilepsy treatment, genetics, devices to diagnose and promote safety in epilepsy, the psychology of epilepsy, and more. The conference lasts several...

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Navigating epilepsy in Pereira, Colombia- XVth Annual Epilepsy Conference organized by the Colombian International League Against Epilepsy

Navigating epilepsy in Pereira, Colombia- XVth Annual Epilepsy Conference organized by the Colombian International League Against Epilepsy

Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to Colombia with two of my colleagues from the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group to the XVth Annual Epilepsy Congress.  It was a truly one of the richest experiences I have had in Navigating Epilepsy in recent years. The congress was held in the main area for coffee farming in Colombia-the land of Juan Valdez.  The congress organizers-Dr. Orlando...

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What is Purple Day? The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness!!

What is Purple Day?  The Global Day of Epilepsy Awareness!!

Purple Day was started by then 8-year-old epilepsy sufferer Cassidy Megan in 2008.  Her initial idea was to “get people talking” about epilepsy so they could be better informed, more educated, and thus, less likely to fall prey to the negative myths about epilepsy.  She also sought to bring people with epilepsy together, to help them feel connected to each other, to their community, and...

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2012 National Walk for Epilepsy

2012 National Walk for Epilepsy

As you may have heard, the annual National Walk for Epilepsy is fast approaching!  For those of you who have not participated in the past, this event is the only national walk to raise awareness, benefit research, and support services and activities dedicated to help improve the lives of those living with epilepsy.  The event is held annually and consists of a family-oriented, non-competitive,...

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New Year’s Resolutions and Epilepsy: Where They Meet

New Year’s Resolutions and Epilepsy: Where They Meet

As the end of each year approaches, many of us spend time thinking about the events that took place during the year, the great experiences we have had and the joys we have experienced.  We also dedicate thought to those aspects of our lives that are not as fulfilling or productive as we wish they were and we begin to make plans for change in the coming year.  Some people make resolutions to...

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