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Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association will host the National Epilepsy Conference on Saturday September 8th in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin. The conference, aimed at people with epilepsy, their family & carers and professionals working in epilepsy care will feature national and international experts speaking on the theme of 'managing epilepsy, shattering stigma'.

To mark the 2nd annual European Epilepsy Day today, Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association has announced results of a survey conducted amongst 455 people with epilepsy on their experience of stigma.

DOC icon 15-9-2011 | Students with Chronic Health Conditions top teacher’s lists for September (Students_with_Chronic_Health_Conditions_top_teacher_s_lists_for_September.doc | 29 kB)

As the new school year kicks off to a flying September start, a new resource pack for supporting pupils with a chronic condition during school hours was launched today.

On 18th February next, 24-year old Simon Hutchinson, from Bailieborough, Co Cavan will set off on a gruelling 18,000-mile cycle race across five continents and 20 countries, aiming to break the world record and raise funds for Brainwave

In a new book entitled The Rose and the Thorn, compiled by Audrey Healy and Don Mullan, in aid of Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association, fifty well known Irish personalities take time out of their busy schedules to reflect on their recent 'roses' and 'thorns'

DOC icon 28-2-2011 | Putting Epilepsy in its place - Youth conference (Putting_Epilepsy_in_its_Place.doc | 29 kB)

Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association is to host a special one day conference in Cavan on Saturday 12 March for teenagers and young adults with epilepsy aged between 16 and 26 years. 

Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association has today highlighted the need for increased 'seizure awareness' to mark the first European Epilepsy Day this St Valentine's Day.

Results from the Prevalence of Epilepsy in Ireland study have been published in Epilepsia, the most authoritative source for current clinical and research results on all aspects of epilepsy.

DOC icon 12-5-2010 | Brainwave to launch epilepsy information pack for nurses (Brainwave_to_launch_new_information_pack_for_nurses.doc | 71 kB)

Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association is to launch a new information pack for nurses as part of National Epilepsy Week 2010, which takes place from May 17th - 23rd.

To mark National Epilepsy Week 2010 (May 17th -23rd), Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association will be hosting the first ever Epilepsy Film night in Dublin's Mansion House on Tuesday May 18th.

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association are pleased to announce a public meeting, The Young Adult with Epilepsy: Looking Forward to the Future which takes place on Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No 6 Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

To raise awareness and improve understanding of the condition, Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association is to hold a Public Information morning on Thursday October 15th in the Metropole Hotel, Cork.

With over 3,500 people in Midwest being treated for epilepsy, Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association is to hold its National Conference for the first time in Limerick this year.

Brainwave is to host a special conference in Dublin for young people with epilepsy aged between 14 and 21 years. The Talking Heads conference will be held in the Croke Park Conference Centre on Saturday September 26th.

Dr. Norman Delanty, Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital has been awarded the prestigious Ambassador for Epilepsy Award at the recent 28th International Epilepsy Congress in Budapest.

Brainwave has today voiced concerns over the proposed withdrawal of almost 1,000 pharmacists from dispensing under the Community Drug Schemes and has called on the pharmacists and the HSE to reach an agreement as soon as possible.

Brainwave will be hosting the 6th Living with Loss seminar on June 13th for families who have lost a loved one through SUDEP. The seminar will take place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork. Official figures suggest that 70-80 people die because of epilepsy inIreland each year.

New data released today (May 19th) by Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association reveals that there are up to 37,000 people with epilepsy in Ireland and that this number may be increasing...

To assist parents and carers of children with epilepsy Brainwave, The Irish Epilepsy Association, has launched a new free guide to parents to coincide with National Epilepsy Week which takes place from 18th - 23rd May

New broadcast guidelines are needed to protect Irish people with photosensitive epilepsy, according to one of the world's foremost experts in photosensitivity, Prof. Graham Harding.

DOC icon 5-11-2008 | Epilepsy Research Funding Available (Research_Press_relerase.doc | 91 kB)

Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association announces new research funding scheme

Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association will be holding its National Conference on Saturday September 13th in the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.

Modest investment could save millions and improve the lives of over 35,000 people with epilepsy.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health urged to back proposals to improve epilepsy services

National Epilepsy Week takes place from May 19th to 25th and will this year focus on epilepsy care for people with intellectual disabilities.

A seminar taking place in Dublin today will be told that epilepsy services in Ireland are among the worst in Europe.

Brainwave The Irish Epilepsy Association will host a seminar as part of Brain Awareness Week 2008 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy.

New Illustrated Junior Encyclopaedia of Epilepsy will become a valuable resource for parents, teachers and young people.

Rick O'Shea takes epilepsy issues to the European Parliament in Brussels

Brainwave is delighted to announce that RTE 2FM Presenter Rick O'Shea has answered our call for an Irish celebrity to become patron of the Association.

Scottish rugby's 'quiet man' joins Irish star Gordon Darcy in a bid to track down a celebrity living with epilepsy

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