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.