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Kim Davidson Featured Presentation at Purple Day® Around the World 2021 Virtual Epilepsy Education Conference

In March 2021, Kim Davidson – the CEO & Executive Director of the BC Epilepsy Society, and the founder of the international I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ campaign – was a featured presenter at the Purple Day® Around the World 2021 Virtual… Continue Reading “Kim Davidson Featured Presentation at Purple Day® Around the World 2021 Virtual Epilepsy Education Conference”

Unashamed and Unafraid: My Journey with Epilepsy by Allison Hegedus available on Amazon Kindle

We are excited to announce that Unashamed and Unafraid: My Journey with Epilepsy by Allison Hegedus is now available on Amazon Kindle! In her debut novel, Unashamed and Unafraid: My Journey with Epilepsy, Allison Hegedus, the president of Vida Spa, shares the story of… Continue Reading “Unashamed and Unafraid: My Journey with Epilepsy by Allison Hegedus available on Amazon Kindle”

Watch the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery WEBINAR PRESENTED BY dR. mARY cONNOLLY

Data done on pediatric epilepsy surgery by Dwivedi et al. (2017) found that 77% of children and youth living with epilepsy were seizure free at one year after epilepsy brain surgery compared to only 7% of children and youth living with epilepsy who were seizure free… Continue Reading “Watch the Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery WEBINAR PRESENTED BY dR. mARY cONNOLLY”

Watch the CBD and Epilepsy Webinar presented by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil

For some people living with epilepsy, cannabidiol (CBD) may be a treatment option for seizure control. Learn from adult epileptologist, Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil about the current research behind CBD, how it can be used as a treatment option for epilepsy, and what is known… Continue Reading “Watch the CBD and Epilepsy Webinar presented by Dr. Chantelle Hrazdil”

Watch the Cognition and Epilepsy Webinar presented by Dr. Jing Tan

For some people living with epilepsy, the ability to complete daily activities may be affected. Learn from neuropsychologist, Dr. Jing Tan about the cognitive aspects of living with epilepsy, including an overview of cognition, causes of cognitive problems in epilepsy and tips for people… Continue Reading “Watch the Cognition and Epilepsy Webinar presented by Dr. Jing Tan”

Uptake for Purple Day Exceeds Expectations in British Columbia

March 26th was International Purple Day® for Epilepsy Awareness. This year, uptake for Purple Day® exceeded expectations in British Columbia. Every year on Purple Day®, people in countries all over the world wear purple and participate in events and activities dedicated to raising epilepsy… Continue Reading “Uptake for Purple Day Exceeds Expectations in British Columbia”

Raise Awareness for Epilepsy Through Our Facebook Frames!

Raise awareness for epilepsy and show your support for epilepsy by downloading and using our Facebook Frames! March is Purple Month and March 26th is International PURPLE DAY™ for Epilepsy Awareness, so you can use these awesome Facebook Frames for the next 8 weeks! Check… Continue Reading “Raise Awareness for Epilepsy Through Our Facebook Frames!”

International Epilepsy Day Expo – February 8th 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PST – Free Online Event

“Epilepsy isn’t a choice … but stigma and ignorance are.” – Kim Davidson, Founder, I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ campaign We invite you to join us at our International Epilepsy Day Expo. Please see below for event details: Date: Monday February 8th, 2021 Time: 6… Continue Reading “International Epilepsy Day Expo – February 8th 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PST – Free Online Event”

Help Shape the Future of Epilepsy and Seizure Research in Canada!

Have your say! Help shape the future of epilepsy and seizure research in Canada! Our Canadian epilepsy friends at EpLink and the Ontario Brain Institute have sent out a survey to gather the input of people living with epilepsy or those who care for… Continue Reading “Help Shape the Future of Epilepsy and Seizure Research in Canada!”

At-Home Holiday Fun!

If you’re looking for ideas of holiday activities to do during the 2020 holiday season, check out our ideas for holiday activities that can be done at-home or virtually below: Host a Virtual Holiday Party: Use technology to host a virtual holiday party with family,… Continue Reading “At-Home Holiday Fun!”