About International Epilepsy Day

09 February 2017
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International Epilepsy Day takes place on Monday, February 13th 2017, a day before the feast day of St Valentine, the Patron Saint of Epilepsy.

The day is a joint initiative created by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (an umbrella group of lay epilepsy associations including Epilepsy Ireland) and the International League Against Epilepsy (the international organisation representing healthcare professionals).

International Epilepsy Day is a global event which aims to promote awareness on epilepsy right around the world, in more than 120 countries both at government level as well as among the general public. It aims to increase visibility of epilepsy and encourage discussion about it worldwide through educational and promotional activities.

Epilepsy Ireland is using the day to focus on awareness of the condition in the workplace.

Go to the official International Epilepsy Day website Find out more about St Valentine and epilepsy.

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