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 make a lasting impact together...

 

CEO, Dianne McKenzie says, “Start the conversation for those living with Epilepsy.

Our Friends & Family Campaign will HARNESS and INFLUENCE and SPARK conversation about Epilepsy.”

 

 

Epilepsy Durham Region is excited to launch it’s new Friends and Family Campaign. Can you help? We think we have made it really easy to lend a hand. We would like to invite you to ask 10 of your friends or family members to

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Epilepsy Ontario and our province’s Community Epilepsy Agencies are calling on the Ontario government to include funding for epilepsy education and support programs in this year’s provincial budget. With funding, agencies can continue and expand their education and support programs and we can bring programs to parts of the province without a local agency.

 

We are calling you you to sign our Petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to provide funding for education and support programs through Ontario’s Community Epilepsy Agencies in the 2019 Provincial budget.

 

To help us with this petition, please follow these steps:

 

**Please note that all signatures must be original to be eligible - please do not scan or fax this

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Epic Golf Challenge 2019 Group Photo

Epilepsy Durham Region's Epic Golf Challenge is back for our FIFTH year! On May 9th, 2019, 11 teams of four(ish) competed against one another in a battle of 36 holes, trying to not only end up with the best round of golf, but also to raise the largest amount of pledged money. 


Words cannot convey our pride and gratitude as we share that our Epic Golf Challenge participants raised a total of $134,756.62 in support of our Keeping it Epic Clinic to Community

Epilepsy Durham Region's Epic Golf Challenge is back for our FIFTH year! On May 9th, 2019, 11 teams of four(ish) competed against one another in a battle of 36 holes, trying to not only end up with the best round of golf, but also to raise the largest amount of pledged money. 


Words cannot convey our pride and gratitude as we share that our Epic Golf Challenge participants raised a total of $134,756.62 in support of our Keeping it Epic Clinic to CommunityPediatric Management Program! WOW!

 

Epic Golf Challenge

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Royal Ashburn Golf Club

995 Myrtle Road West, Whitby

905-686-1121

 

Check out some EPIC photos from the Epic Golf Challenge

  

Donate Today | Follow Our Golfers | Join Our #EPICchallenge

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CADTH

*excerpt from Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. https://cadth.ca/collaboration-and-outreach/advisory-bodies/call-nominations 

 

 

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is creating a new Patient and Community Advisory Committee to support a greater diversity of perspectives in our organizational governance.

 

CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing Canada’s health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of drugs and medical devices in our health care system. Patient groups, patients, and their families already contribute to CADTH, including to our CADTH Common Drug Review and CADTH pan-Canadian

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Seizure detection and alerting devices hold promise for preventing sudden death in epilepsy.

Cassandra Kazl, MD; and Daniel Friedman, MD, MSc  | Practical Neurology | November/December 2018, Volume 17, Number 9 |  Retrieved From: http://practicalneurology.com/2018/12

 

(Excerpt)

 

For many of the 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the US (1.2% of the population) living with active epilepsy,1 the unpredictable nature of seizures is unsettling for both patients and caregivers. Seizures can have many immediate negative consequences; the most significant is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of premature death among people with epilepsy.2 The pathophysiology of SUDEP often includes a

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