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23-4-2015 | (Fully Booked) Epilepsy Research Explained: Recent Discoveries and Future Directions

20 January 2015
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Free evening seminar. 

For people with epilepsy, their families & carers
Thursday April 23rd 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Cheyne Theatre, RCSI, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Light refreshments & finger food from 6.00pm – 6.30pm. Event begins at 6.30pm

Register online here. Note (11-3-2015: This event is now fully booked but you can visit this page to join the waiting list for tickets that may become available between now and April 23)

Epilepsy Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) are organising a public Information evening to highlight recent discoveries in epilepsy and what the future of epilepsy research might hold in store. Listen to the experts explain - in plain English - what it all means and where it's heading.

Guest Speakers:

Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar
Associate Research Director, CURE, Chicago, USA

"The Promise of Genetic Testing"
Dr Salazar's career has been inspired by her daughter Savannah who has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a very difficult to treat form of epilepsy. Determined to help Savannah, Tracy transformed herself from a stay-at-home mum who had never been to college to Dr. Dixon-Salazar, a Ph.D. neuroscientist and genetic researcher. She heads CURE's Epilepsy Genetics Initiative and has discovered a number of genes underlying epilepsy. Dr. Dixon-Salazar will explain how genetics is helping us identify causes for many types of epilepsy and how rather than treating epilepsy by trial and error, we may soon be able to intervene with a therapy that is targeted to the specific gene. This is already happening for people with epilepsy in research studies and is the future of epilepsy treatment.

Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri
"How genetics can help us better understand and treat epilepsy"

Prof. Norman Delanty
Beaumont Hospital & RCSI
"How will we be treating epilepsy in 2025?"

Prof. Mary King
Temple St Children's Hospital
"Childhood epilepsy discoveries"

Prof. David Henshall
"Brain signals in your blood: the tiny chemicals that can tell us about your epilepsy"

How to Register:

Note that the event is fully booked and a ticket waiting list is in operation.

Online at Eventbrite: Click here to register
Email us at info@epilepsy.ie
Call us at 01 4557500


Enter the RCSI via the Main entrance on St Stephen's Green (opposite the Luas) for registration. You will be directed to the refreshments area and to the Cheyne Theatre on the evening.

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