Epilepsy & Society Symposium

An exciting programme that will be of great interest to both individuals living with epilepsy and for staff from community organisations supporting people living with epilepsy is scheduled for Saturday 9th August 2014. This symposium has been developed by local and regional committees of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE).

The programme will cover topics of practical interest to people with epilepsy. These include Living with Epilepsy - work, school and sports, practical advice on anticonvulsants, their side effects and consequences of epilepsy-related injury, death and SUDEP. Professional perspectives on alternative therapies such as reflexology will be given as well as practical tools in the management of epilepsy. These and many other issues will be discussed in the sessions and during networking opportunities.

As part of the symposium, Outstanding People With Epilepsy (PWE) will be recognised from countries around the region. Delegates are invited to come for the 10th AOEC Welcome Ceremony on Thursday 7th August, where the PWEs will receive their awards, and to the reception that follows later that evening. Recipients will be recognised during the Symposium also and outdoor activities are planned.



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