UCD to host Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability workshop for healthcare professionals and families

On Friday 15th July, the UCD Centre for Disability Studies will host a workshop entitled "Epilepsy and Intellectual Disability; Reducing risk, improving quality of life" for healthcare professionals and families.

The event is part of the Centre's series of events marking their 20th anniversary this year. The venue is the George Moore Auditorium in the UCD O'Brien Science Centre on the Belfield campus.

Prof Mike Kerr clinical professor at the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University will deliver the workshop. Prof Kerr is a world renowned expert in the field and among his many roles, he leads the epilepsy special interest group of the Neuropsychiatric Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is Chair of the International League against Epilepsy's Intellectual Disabilities in Epilepsy Task Force.

In 2015, Prof Kerr's expertise in the epilepsies among people with intellectual disability was recognised by the International League against Epilepsy who awarded him the prestigious honour of 'Ambassador for Epilepsy'.

The workshop is aimed at a broad audience of those involved in supporting individuals with intellectual disability who have epilepsy. The workshop will comprise interactive discussion with attendees to understand the assessment of individuals with intellectual disability who have epilepsy, how epilepsy impacts on quality of life, the reduction of risk, and how to achieve best outcomes from treatment.

For further information, see the flyer below or click here to go to the UCD website

Register for this event (€40) at the UCD website

 

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