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8-2-2016 |( BOOKED OUT) Epilepsy Research Explained: 2nd public seminar on the latest in research

02 November 2015
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Free evening seminar
For people with epilepsy, their families & carers
Monday 8th February, International Epilepsy Day
6.30pm – 9.00pm
RCSI, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Book places here

Please note: This event is now booked out. But please add your details to our waiting list on eventbrite if you are interested in attending. 

Light refreshments from 6.30pm – 7.00pm. Event begins at 7.00pm

Epilepsy Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) are organising the 2nd public Information evening to highlight the latest developments in epilepsy research in Ireland and internationally. Listen to the experts explain - in plain English - what it all means and where it's heading. Dr Tracy Dixon-Salazar has kindly agreed to reschedule her talk in Ireland after a family emergency meant she was unable to visit for the Epilepsy Research Explained event in April.

Keynote speaker:
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.

Sinead Murphy, CESN
Beaumont Hospital/ Epilepsy Ireland
Epilepsy Technology: Alarms, Watches & Apps

Richard Corbridge,
Chief Information Officer, HSE
Investing in Epilepsy E-health in Ireland

Epilepsy Research Updates
Prof Agnes Higgins, Trinity College
Dr Veronica Lambert, DCU
Dr Naomi Elliott, Trinity College

Seminar chaired by: Prof Norman Delanty, Beumont Hospital & RCSI

How to Register:
Book your free places (max 3) at https://ere2016.eventbrite.ie

The first Epilepsy Research event in April was fully booked weeks beforehand. Book early and please ony reserve a place if you do intend to attend. If you need to cancel your booking at any stage, please let us know.

Attached Documents

PDF icon Agenda (Agenda_FINAL.pdf | 1.22 MB)
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