Epilepsy Is..

Categorized as the fourth most common neurological disorder, affecting people of all ages.

 Epilepsy is categorized as the occurrence of unanticipated seizures. 1 in 100 people of all ages

are affected in the general population, with 70% of cases having no known cause (in Canada).

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WE NEED YOUR VOICE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF EPILEPSY RESEARCH

 

The Ontario Brain Institute’s (OBI) epilepsy research program (EpLink) is looking to better understand the questions Canadians have about epilepsy and seizures. These questions could be about causes or diagnosis, treatment, managing day-to-day life or managing co-existing conditions related to epilepsy.


Co-existing conditions related to epilepsy include:

  • Rett Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders


If you have epilepsy or experience seizures, or if you care for or work with someone who does, we want your help in setting the priorities for epilepsy research.  Your answers to this survey will help researchers and research funding organizations better identify what is important to people living with epilepsy and/or seizures and incorporate their priorities when planning future projects.


This priority setting process follows the methods of the James Lind Alliance (UK) and is being funded by OBI. It is led by a steering committee that includes patient advocates, patient advocacy group representatives, clinicians, and healthcare professionals working with persons who have epilepsy and/or seizures.


This is an opportunity for you to lend your expertise from your own personal/professional experience, and have your say in setting epilepsy research priorities.


Please complete this short questionnaire at: http://www.braininstitute.ca/epilepsy-psp

This survey is open from October 2019 to January 2020– contribute your voice today!


Credit: Canadian Epilepsy Alliance post October 15, 2019

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