Epilepsy is the most common serious disease of the brain, affecting over 50 million people worldwide. Epilepsy Durham Region is an inclusive organization where those living with Epilepsy and their family can receive support, education, and resources. Utilizing a network of programs and services, our team provides specialized care, while building community awareness throughout Durham Region.

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  • 2020 Volunteer Reception & Epilepsy Lecture Series Welcomes Pediatric Epileptologist Guest Speaker

    We invite you to join us for our Volunteer Reception and Epilepsy Lecture Series. This year we are excited to welcome expert guest speaker, Pediatric Epileptologist, Dr. Evan Cole Lewis. Dr. Lewis will join us to discuss Cannabis and Epilepsy. This event provides a great opportunity to learn about Epilepsy as well as connect with Epilepsy Durham Region and other families that are touched by this...

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  • March is Epilepsy Awareness Month | How will you Celebrate?

     

    National Epilepsy Awareness Day returns on Thursday, March 26th, 2020     

     

     We invite you to help make it the biggest yet, soaring to new heights!    Epilepsy community agencies coast to coast are reaching out to you to get involved to help us increase education and awareness, and support for the 1 in 100 people living with Epilepsy in our communities. Download a registration form below and learn about ways that

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  • Friends & Family Campaign

     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

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  • Make a Difference in our Community by Volunteering

      It’s a new decade! Considering rolling up your sleeves and making a difference in your community for 2020? Try your hand with volunteering for Epilepsy Durham Region!
    There are so many ways to volunteer and make a difference to the lives of people affected by Epilepsy. Whether you’d like to volunteer at our Bingo days, helping a family in need, or as a board member, we could certainly use your help...

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  • Update from LivaNova Canada regarding AES/FDA notification regarding SENTIVA VNS Therapy device

    Today we were made aware of an email blast from the American Epilepsy Association regarding a Safety Notice for the LivaNova SENTIVA VNS Therapy device, model 1000.   This message has created a lot of concern within the Canadian epilepsy medical community. We understand the concern regarding this notification from the American Epilepsy Society on the subject of the Therapy devices.   This issue...

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