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Forum to focus on epilepsy

Numerous experts in the field of epilepsy treatment and research will be coming together an event next month.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, Epilepsy Durham Region will bring together experts to discuss what is new in understanding of the condition and how the brain works.

Organizers state the goal of the event is “improving the lives of people with epilepsy.”

Approximately 40 people a day in Canada are diagnosed with epilepsy, and one in 10 will experience a seizure.

“It is often reported by our clients that the feelings of isolation and loneliness are great barriers for those affected by this catastrophic neurological disease,” says Epilepsy Durham Region.

Among those speaking will be epileptologist Eduard Bervcovici. He will address potential new therapies including the Vagus Never Simulator.

Maria Zak, a nurse practitioner at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto will answer questions regarding research of the benefits of medical cannabis for children.

Counsellor Theo Selles will discuss the complexities surrounding seizures and memory.

Families and caregivers are invited to attend this event, and $20 registration donation is required.

A complementary lunch and snacks are provided throughout the day and while quantities last, receive an Epilepsy Durham Region signature mug.

The event takes at the Whitby Public Library Main Branch – 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby Rooms 1A/B and will begin at 10 a.m.

To RSVP, call 905-430-3090 or email