Epilepsy Durham Region
We are committed to promoting independence and optimal quality of life for individuals living with epilepsy and their families, through support, advocacy and public education.
Epilepsy Durham Region is excited to announce that we will be climbing the Grand Canyon in support of those living with epilepsy in the Durham Region. This 4500 foot journey is no small endeavour and we know that the impact this will have in our community will be even bigger than the adventure. To find out more about the Epic Climb for Epilepsy - Grand Canyon 2014 visit www.epicclimb.ca
#Giving Tuesday - Dedicate one day to start YOUR movement around giving: December 3, 2013
Epilepsy Durham Region has partnered with Giving Tuesday Canada; this day of giving brings individuals together by urging others to support a cause and give back to their community. Epilepsy Durham Region needs your help. Every contribution counts, and demonstrates to those living with epilepsy in Durham Region that they are not alone.
On December 3rd, 2013 demonstrate your kindness and compassion and start your giving movement.
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving,” Mother Teresa.
We sincerely appreciate your support.
Student Support Program - Thinking About Epilepsy
Epilepsy Durham Region is proud to offer a wide range of services to assist your child while at school. We offer in-service presentations in the classroom that educate students on epilepsy, how to recognize a seizure, seizure first-aid and side effects of medications. This ensures your child's classmates as well as their teacher(s) is aware of what epilepsy is and how to best accomodate and advocate for him/her.
Additionally, we are happy to launch our Thinking About Epilepsy Grade 5 Program which teaches students about epilepsy, seizure first-aid and the human body. Though this interactive program fits into the cirriculum expectations for grade 5 science classes in Ontario, we can adapt the presentation materials to students of all ages. The main goal: to dispel myths and create a school environment which is empathetic, understanding and supportive of students living with epilepsy.
For more information on our in-service presentations and Thinking About Epilepsy Program download the forms below or contact email@example.com
Check out the new Gift Line for Fall/Winter 2013
Epilepsy Durham Region has new items to offer for this upcoming Fall/Winter season. Check out our new scarves and canvas to keep both your wardrobe and home in style this season. Also we have new Epilepsy Durham Region silicone bracelets available in Purple - a bold take on our traditional lavender Epilepsy Matters wristbands! Many of our most popular items are also still available including our Lavender Body Mist, Lora the Lavender Labrador, and Glitter Costume Bracelet. Download a flyer and order form below or visit the office and check them out today!
Medical Marijuana: Parents urge for trials in Canada
Nine-month-old Kaitlyn Pogson suffers from Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that results in frequent seizures - up to 300 per day. Her parents are encouraged by stories out of Colorado, where a special strain of cannabis is reducing the number of seizures suffered by children with otherwise untreatable epilepsy. To read more about the tests in Colorado as well as Kaitlyn's parents efforts urging for trials in Canada follow the link below.
Epilepsy Montreal Congress 2013
The Montreal Congress 2013 has updated its abstract and speaker presentations onto their website. There were over 75 presentations with topics ranging from psychosocial effects and social issues to medical advancements and neuroimaging techniques. Click the link below to watch the highlights video and to check out some abstracts as well as select speaker presentations that interest you.
Role of Seizure Dogs Expanding
A June 4th radio interview on CBC Radio One discussed the expanding role of seizure dogs in persons with disabilities. The discussion of seizure dogs scope as well as their impact on quality of life to their owners reveals the signficant role they play in our community. Listen to the full interview by clicking here.
There has been information released from Pfizer addressing the recent national supply struggle on Dilantin. To find out more information click on the link below.
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In consultation with Health Canada, four companies (Cobalt Pharmaceuticals, Laboratoire Riva, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Sanis Health) are voluntarily recalling various lots of five prescription drugs (amlodipine, ciprofloxacin, lamotrigine, norfloxacin and telmisartan) from the Canadian market (see…
ONE in 20 children whose mothers used a drug to treat epilepsy during pregnancy suffers from an autistic disorder, research suggests.
Sample of Notification…
Pfizer has reported that they are experiencing a shortage of Neurontin tablets (600 mg) which is expected to be resolved by March 15, 2013.
Epilepsy Ontario contacted Pfizer's customer service department and learned that all other strengths of Neurontin are available: 100 mg, 300 mg and 400 mg…
1. Continuing Studies Award
2. President's Award of Distinction