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10-03-2010 | Brainwave/ RCPI Public Lecture - The Young Adult With Epilepsy

10 January 2010
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The Young Adult with Epilepsy: Looking Forward to the Future

RCPI/ Brainwave Public Epilepsy Meeting
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

6:30 p.m.

To mark Brain Awareness Week 2010, Brainwave and The Royal College of Physicians have come together to organise a public meeting on epilepsy on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at RCPI, No 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

The meeting will specifically focus on the challenge young adults face in managing their condition as they move from adolescence to adulthood. Issues of particular include social stigma, educational and employment disadvantage, psychological and emotional issues, the inconvenience of frequent healthcare use and impaired quality of life. 

The meeting will provide information on how best young adults can control and manage epilepsy to live a full and health life, and discuss the social and psychological effects of epilepsy. 


The programme will consist of four 15-minute presentations, followed by a 60-minute questions and answers session from the audience. The meeting will be chaired by well known broadcaster Sharon Ni Bheolain.


  • Dr Dan Costello, Consultant Neurologist, Cork University Hospital
  • Ms Maire White, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • Dr Norman Delanty, Consultant Neurologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • Ms. Emma Beamish, Brainwave member & Irish international

Q&A Session

The speakers will be joined by

  • Dr Niall Pender, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hospital and
  • Paul Sharkey, Training & Communications Manager, Brainwave

 Booking your place

The meeting is free and open to the public, but attendance is by ticket only. You can book your place through any of the following means:


The meeting will also be available as a live webcast. To register for the webcast, simply email college@rcpi.ie.

Attached Documents

PDF icon Booking Form & Flyer (RCPI_Flyer.pdf | 202 kB)
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