Wieke is a world traveler, an adventurer, a writer, a mother, a grandmother, and a sportswoman. She also happens to be a person with epilepsy. Her seizures are sometimes severe, and she's lived with epilepsy for 30 years. But as she says, "I have epilepsy; epilepsy does not have me."
Julie talks about the importance of a support network and may offer you a new perspective on your own family situation. She says that you have to "appreciate the good times—a smile, a hug, a giggle make it all worthwhile."
Karyn suffered her first seizure at the age of 3. As an adult, she has brought greater understanding of epilepsy to the Netherlands and Kenya. The goal of Youth on the Move is "to give youth with epilepsy a feeling of pride in who they are and acknowledgment in society by creating awareness of what epilepsy really is."
EVENTS IN 2008
12th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS): 23-26 August: Madrid, SPAIN
8th European Congress on Epileptology (ECE): 21-25 September: Berlin, GERMANY
11th European Conference on Epilepsy and Society (ECES): 15-17 October: Marseille, FRANCE
5th Latin American Epilepsy Congress: 5-9 November: Montevideo, URUGUAY
62nd Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES): 5-9 December: Seattle, USA
PODCAST - coming soon!
Diagnosis and Goals for Treatment of Epilepsy
John Duncan is a professor of neurology at the Institute of Neurology of University College London. He is also Medical Director of the National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) and consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Professor Duncan has published extensively on various aspects of neurology and epilepsy and is a frequent speaker at international scientific meetings.
In the second Podcast you'll be able to look at what we currently know about seizure control.