Epilepsy Durham Region hosts a variety of annual education and fundraising events throughout the year to support local programming and empower individuals and their families living with Epilepsy. These events include: Annual General Meeting, Volunteer Reception, Education Forum, Lecture Series, Walk for Epilepsy, Epic Golf Challenge, and various Epilepsy Awareness Month initiatives.
When: Sunday October 18th - Sunday October 25th
Where: At your favourite location ( remember to social distance)
Alongside its Community Epilepsy Agency partners across the province, Epilepsy Ontario now has an online 50/50 raffle to support programs and services across the province, including Durham Region!
Proceeds from this online 50/50 raffle will help provide education, advocacy, information and support services to the almost 95,000 people living with epilepsy and their families in Ontario.
Please help us by purchasing your tickets here. This province-wide online 50/50 raffle will take place year long, with monthly draws on the last day of each month! Join us each month, and take a chance for epilepsy!
Epilepsy Durham Region is excited to announce that National Epilepsy Awareness Month is recognized across all 8 municipalities of Durham Region. Please see the proclamations below:
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 neurological disease.
When: Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 pm
Where: Whitby Public Library Main Branch | 405 Dundas Street West | Room 1B
**Please note, there is a $10.00 registration fee / person for the event**
Guest Speaker: Dr. Evan Cole Lewis | MD, FRCPC, CSCN EEG Diplomate
Dr. Evan Cole Lewis is a Pediatric Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist with expertise in epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, electroencephalography (EEG), teleneurology and medical cannabis for the treatment of neurologic disorders. Dr. Lewis is the director of the Neurology Centre of Toronto (NCT) which he established in January 2017. At NCT, Dr. Lewis treats children with a variety of neurological disorders and he also treats adults for concussion, headache and epilepsy.
Work in Medical Cannabis
Dr. Lewis’ interest in medical cannabis began in 2013 while training at Miami Children’s Hospital – one of the major sites for the Epidiolex trials. He has significant clinical experience with medical cannabis in adults and children and is a member of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC), Canadian Childhood Cannabinoid Clinical Trials (C4T), and the Cannabinoid Research Initiative of Saskatchewan (CRIS).
Education, Training & Work
Dr. Lewis attained his MD from the University of Ottawa, and trained as a Pediatric Neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). He completed fellowships in both clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Miami Children’s Hospital) and the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Lewis was a staff neurologist, clinical neurophysiologist and the Director of the Epilepsy Fellowship Training Program at the Hospital for Sick Children between 2015 and 2016. He also held a staff position as the primary neurologist for the Early Care Concussion Clinic at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital from 2016 – 2018.
Postions & Research
Dr. Lewis is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and was the Tariff Chair of the Neurology Section for the Ontario Medical Association from 2017 – 2019. He sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Child Neurology’s Resident/Fellow Section and is an ad-hoc reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences and Paediatrics & Child Health. His research and special interests include cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological conditions, concussion, epilepsy, headache and teleneurology. Dr. Lewis is an advocate for the use of teleneurology to reach the underserved areas of Ontario.
Please join us for our 5th annual Epilepsy education forum: Road to New Beginnings | Practical Strategies for Living Well with Epilepsy. This is a full day event with expert guest speakers!
Where: Whitby Public Library | 410 Dundas Street West, Whitby | Room 1A/B
When: Saturday, November 9th | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
**Please note that you must register to attend this event. There is a $20.00 registration fee, payable to Epilepsy Durham Region which includes your full day of education and a complimentary lunch
Revised: September 10th, 2019