Normally a feature of our year is our National Conference but with circumstances as they were last year, we were not able to physically hold our conference.
At the most recent meeting of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, local councillors supported a motion on the issue of Free Travel for people with epilepsy and the issue of reasonable accommodations for students during state exams.
The motion was brought forward by Cllr. Séafra Ó Faoláin with the motion receiving unanimous support.
Researchers from the UCD School of Education are seeking feedback from parents of children & adolescents with special or additional educational needs.
The study is investigating the participation of children with additional needs in their communities. It can be common for children with epilepsy to have additional needs and therefore this research may be of interest to many parents of children with epilepsy.
A two year open-label study from the USA on the use of Epidyolex in treatment resistant epilepsy has reported positive findings.
In advance of their annual conference which is taking place today, the Irish Epilepsy League ran a competition for health science students to write a creative essay in prose/ poetry about epilepsy. The competition was open-ended and could be based on an experience in real-life; an experience through their training; or fictional stories from the patient's perspective.
A new study aimed at developing a preconception care pathway for women with epilepsy in the UK is seeking feedback from women with epilepsy based in Northern Ireland.
While the evenings are getting longer and the sun a bit brighter, we still need to continue to #HoldFirm with measures to combat COVID-19.