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Last revised: October 28th, 2019 



The Ontario Brain Institute’s (OBI) epilepsy research program (EpLink) is looking to better understand the questions Canadians have about epilepsy and seizures. These questions could be about causes or diagnosis, treatment, managing day-to-day life or managing co-existing conditions related to epilepsy.


Co-existing conditions related to epilepsy include:

  • Rett Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders


If you have epilepsy or experience

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Beginning October 1, 2019, the following OHIP-insured services will be updated as a result of the working group's review.


 The following changes are listed in a summary to improve the quality of patient care:


  • Use More Accurate Diagnostic Imaging for Sinus Problems
  • Update the use of Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring Devices (Loop and Holter Monitors)
  • Improve Access to Primary and Specialty Care by Simplifying Referrals to Specialists
  • Use More Effective Testing to Diagnose Infertility


The following changes are listed in a summary to reduce medically unnecessary services:


  • Perform Procedure to Remove Ear Wax Only When Medically Necessary
  • Conduct Larynx Examinations During Stomach Examinations Only When Medically Necessary
  • Continue Access to Urine Pregnancy Tests When
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Did you know that 1 in 100 people live with epilepsy, yet there are still many misconceptions about this neurological disease?


The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report in 2019, simply titled, “Epilepsy: A Public Health Imperative”. We are reaching out to you to join the conversation and invite your schools to Think About Epilepsy!


Epilepsy Durham Region offers in-service presentations that are customizable for all grade levels, teaching epilepsy 101, seizure recognition and first response protocol. The




During the 2019 federal election campaign, Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) is asking political parties if they will work with us to improve the lives of Canadians affected by brain conditions. NHCC is a coalition of 12 organizations that represent over two million Canadians living with brain conditions (diseases, disorders and injuries). we encourage you to spread the NHCC message during the campaign. 


Below are three questions that NHCC is asking all parties and as many candidates as possible. When you have the opportunity to meet candidates, please ask these key questions and then rate them on their answers. Please try to get them to be as specific as possible.


After the discussion, please let NHCC know what you find out. You can email your responses directly to


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