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#PurplePatchforPurpleDay

As you know, in the lead up to Purple Day® 2021, we launched the #PurplePatchForPurpleDay challenge. 

This challenge asked people to stay safe in lockdown and do a little bit of knitting for the person with epilepsy in their lives or to just lend a hand to help raise awareness in the lead up to Purple Day®. 

All we can say is WOW!!!

Epidyolex Update

The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE) have issued their recommendation to the HSE regarding the reimbursement of Epidyolex.

Epidyolex is a cannabidiol (CBD) medication which through clinical trials has been shown to have a positive impact in the treatment of two rare epilepsies – namely Lennox Gastaut Syndrome & Dravet Syndrome.

Epilepsy Ireland join with MS Ireland, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland & Migraine Ireland to host special event for Brain Awareness Week 2021

The Midlands offices of Epilepsy Ireland, the Migraine Association of Ireland, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ireland have announced details of a week-long series of seminars to support people who are living with neurological conditions, their families, friends and carers.

Epilepsy Ireland arranging special Q&A event with Dr. Bláthnaid McCoy

Over the coming weeks, we will be arranging a video question and answer session with Dr. Bláthnaid McCoy.

Dr. McCoy is a pediatric neurologist at the Beacon Hospital & the Blackrock Clinic; and is an international expert in the management of complex epilepsies and is a wealth of knowledge on emerging treatments in these epilepsies.