Researcher Update: January 2023

In this Researcher Update you’ll find information on:


Last Call to Submit Letters of Intent for CURE Epilepsy’s 2023 Taking Flight and CURE Epilepsy Awards

Last reminder to submit your Letter of Intent for our Taking Flight and CURE Epilepsy awards. All Letters of Intent are due by tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 9 pm ET.

The Taking Flight Award seeks to promote the careers of early career-stage epilepsy investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).

The CURE Epilepsy Award reflects CURE Epilepsy’s continued focus on scientific advances that have the potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy, with prevention and disease modification as critical goals.

Key priority areas for both awards include: 1) basic mechanisms of epilepsy, 2) acquired epilepsies, 3) pediatric epilepsies, 4) SUDEP, 5) treatment-resistant epilepsies, and 6) sleep and epilepsy.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

See Award Guidelines


NeuroFrontiers Podcast on Childhood-Onset Epilepsy Featuring Research Funded by CURE Epilepsy

Research on the impacts of brain aging in childhood-onset epilepsy supported by funding from CURE Epilepsy is featured in a recent NeuroFrontiers podcast. Listen as Drs. Bruce Hermann, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, and Shlomo Shinnar, Professor Emeritus at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, share insights from a longitudinal study on epilepsy that began in Finland over 50 years ago.

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SUDEP Research Funding Opportunity for Early Career Scientists

PAME (Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy) is partnering with the American Epilepsy Society (AES) to fund ideas that advance SUDEP Summit priorities through the AES Early Career Grants program. Trainees, fellows, and newly independent investigators are encouraged to apply to any of the eight funding opportunities available. Specifically, PAME is interested in funding projects to advance priorities that will impact SUDEP prevention in the next 5 years. Applications are due Thursday, January 12, 2023.

See Funding Opportunities


NINDS-Sponsored Workshop on Status Epilepticus After Benzodiazepines: Seizures and Improving Long-Term Outcomes

Register now for this NINDS-sponsored workshop taking place from February 28-March 1. The recent approval of intramuscular midazolam (Seizalam®) for acute treatment of status epilepticus (SE) is an important advancement for the treatment of this epilepsy. However, effective treatments that improve neuropathic outcomes after SE becomes refractory to benzodiazepines are a common unmet medical need. This virtual workshop will convene preclinical and clinical researchers, as well as other relevant stakeholders to discuss and define potential therapeutics needed to improve outcomes following SE.

Register


National Workshop on Experimental Models of Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

Register now for this free workshop taking place both in-person at Texas A&M University and via Zoom on Friday, March 10. The Texas A&M Health Institute of Pharmacology and Neurotherapeutics (IPN) is hosting an AES-sponsored National Workshop on Experimental Models of Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (PTE). The IPN team invites you and your colleagues to learn the various facets of PTE research to discover and advance therapeutic agents for this form of epilepsy. The workshop will provide insights into animal models of PTE, laboratory protocols, biomarkers, and therapeutic interventions for traumatic brain injury-induced seizures and post-traumatic epileptogenesis.

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Open Position for a Director of The Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center at University of Kentucky College of Medicine

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Director to lead the highly ranked Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC).

The UK College of Medicine seeks a visionary director with a successful record of research achievement in neurotrauma specifically in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or appropriately related fields. Exceptional accomplishments as a researcher and academic are a must as the director’s duties will include continuing their own research program as well as supervising and maintaining academic activities.

Learn More and Apply


Survey for Routine Clinical Care Patient-Centered Outcomes for Adults and Children with Epilepsy

ICHOM (The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement), an international nonprofit organization that aims to improve global healthcare, is developing a minimum set of outcomes to be captured in routine clinical care for adults and children with epilepsy.

The Working Group (WG), consisting of healthcare professionals, researchers, and those with lived experience have identified outcomes to be included in the recommendation and is seeking feedback from epilepsy professionals and experts on the relevance of these elements.

The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete, and the results will be used to guide the WG’s final recommendations. Please share your expertise and provide feedback to help standardize outcome measurements for epilepsy care globally.

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Researcher Update: November 30, 2022

In this Researcher Update you’ll find information on:


Final Reminder to RSVP for CURE Epilepsy’s Reception on December 4th at the AES Meeting in Nashville

RSVP now to join CURE Epilepsy leadership and fellow dedicated researchers in honoring our newest grantees during our reception on December 4th at the 2022 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. Light refreshments will be served.
The reception will be held:

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CT
  • Location: Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville
  • Room: Legends A/B (Level 2)

We look forward to seeing you all!

Please note, this is not an official event of the 2022 AES Annual Meeting, nor is it sponsored or endorsed by AES

RSVP Here


Letter of Intent Submissions Open Today for CURE Epilepsy’s 2023 Taking Flight and CURE Epilepsy Awards

Submit your Letter of Intent for our Taking Flight and CURE Epilepsy awards starting today. All Letters of Intent are due by Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 9 pm ET.

The Taking Flight Award seeks to promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).

The CURE Epilepsy Award reflects CURE Epilepsy’s continued focus on scientific advances that have the potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy, with prevention and disease modification as critical goals.

Key priority areas for both awards include: 1) basic mechanisms of epilepsy, 2) acquired epilepsies, 3) pediatric epilepsies, 4) SUDEP, 5) treatment-resistant epilepsies, and 6) sleep and epilepsy.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

See Award Guidelines


The Pershing Square Foundation Launches the MIND (“Maximizing Innovation in Neuroscience Discovery”) Prize

With the launch of the MIND Prize, The Pershing Square Foundation strives to change the paradigm of neuroscience research by creating a community of next-frontier thinkers who can uncover a deeper understanding of the brain and cognition. Breakthroughs in basic scientific and translational research will yield critical tools for and knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The MIND Prize will bring together the most talented early-to-mid-career investigators across scientific fields with creative and experimental ideas to solve problems that will transform the current understanding of the brain and its impact on human health. The deadline to submit Letters of Intent is Monday, December 12, 2022.

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SUDEP Research Funding Opportunity for Early Career Scientists

PAME (Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy) is partnering with the American Epilepsy Society (AES) to fund ideas that advance SUDEP Summit priorities through the AES Early Career Grants program. Trainees, fellows, and newly independent investigators are encouraged to apply to any of the eight funding opportunities available. Specifically, PAME is interested in funding projects to advance priorities that will impact SUDEP prevention in the next 5 years. Applications are due Thursday, January 12, 2023.

See Funding Opportunities


Apply Now for a Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP)

The Sergievsky Award for Epilepsy Health Equity and Diversity provides support for early career physicians and scientists who identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and/or who are researching issues that affect medically underserved individuals with epilepsy or seizures or related aspects of health equity. Proposals are due Thursday, January 12, 2023.

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Funding Opportunity with Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards (IRSA)

BWF’s Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provides up to $500,000 over five years to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions made by agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 10, 2023.

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Register for the NIH and NINDS Workshop “Status Epilepticus after Benzodiazepines: Seizures and Improving Long-Term Outcomes”

This virtual workshop, taking place February 28 – March 1, 2023, will convene preclinical and clinical researchers as well as stakeholders to discuss and define indications of potential therapeutics needed to improve outcomes following status epilepticus. Outcomes of the workshop will include a clearer understanding of the unmet therapeutic needs and identification of key gaps in the research, increasing the potential for new therapeutics development.

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Researcher Update: November 2022

In this month’s Researcher Update you’ll find information on:


RSVP for CURE Epilepsy’s Reception on December 4th at the AES Annual Meeting

Join CURE Epilepsy leadership and fellow dedicated researchers in honoring our newest grantees during our reception on December 4th at the 2022 American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

The reception will be held:

  • Sunday, December 4 from 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Location will be available shortly
  • Check our website for updates!

We look forward to seeing you all!

Please note, this is not an official event of the 2022 AES Annual Meeting, nor is it sponsored or endorsed by AES

RSVP Here


Letter of Intent Submission Opens Wednesday, November 30th for CURE Epilepsy’s 2023 Taking Flight and CURE Epilepsy Awards

Submit your Letter of Intent for our CURE Epilepsy and Taking Flight awards starting Wednesday, November 30th. All Letters of Intent are due by Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 9 pm ET.

The Taking Flight Award seeks to promote the careers of young epilepsy investigators to allow them to develop a research focus independent of their mentor(s).

The CURE Epilepsy Award reflects CURE Epilepsy’s continued focus on scientific advances that have the potential to truly transform the lives of those affected by epilepsy, with prevention and disease modification as critical goals.

Key priority areas for both awards include: 1) basic mechanisms of epilepsy, 2) acquired epilepsies 3) pediatric epilepsies, 4) SUDEP, 5) treatment-resistant epilepsies, and 6) sleep and epilepsy.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

See Award Guidelines


Register for the NIH/NCATS Workshop “The Quest for Innovative Molecular Treatment Modalities for Intractable Disease Targets” Taking Place November 17-18, 2022

Registration is now open for the NIH/NCATS Workshop “The Quest for Innovative Molecular Treatment Modalities for Intractable Disease Targets” to be held virtually on November 17-18 from 11 am – 4 pm ET. Members of the extramural scientific community, government agencies, health care providers, industry, and the public are invited to share their perspectives with the goal of identifying pain points for developing treatments against targets traditionally considered intractable to current methods of drug discovery.

Register


Sign Up for an NINDS Biomarker Webinar to Learn More About Funding Opportunities

The Neuroscience Biomarker Program is dedicated to advancing biomarkers for neurological disease and is focused on supporting research to promote biomarkers that will improve the quality and efficiency of Phase II clinical trials and clinical practice. An interactive Q&A webinar will be held for interested applicants on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm ET. All investigators who are interested in learning about the NINDS Biomarker funding opportunities are encouraged to participate.

Register


Apply Now for a Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP)

Apply by January 18, 2023 for this Postdoctoral Diversity Enrichment Program (PDEP) that provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.

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Register For the Hybrid Neuroscience 2022 Event “The Neural Exposome and Why it’s Important to You!”

Be part of this event either in-person in San Diego, CA or dial-in remotely on November 15, 2022, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm PT. Many neurological disorders have complex etiologies that include noninheritable factors, collectively called the neural exposome. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has developed a new office with goals to advance our understanding of the multiple causes of neurological illness. This satellite event will feature a panel of experts to discuss neural exposomic research, its impact on health inequities, and why this is important to you.

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Researcher Update: March 2020

We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time which is challenging due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. While professional events and conferences have been postponed or cancelled (see below), great research funding and career opportunities are still available. Please read on to learn about the Department of Defense CDMRP Epilepsy Research Program funding pre-announcement and the faculty positions available at the Rutgers University Department of Neurosurgery.

Epilepsy Conference and Meeting Updates

To meet World Health Organization guidelines and protect participants, the following conferences and meetings have been cancelled or postponed:

  • American Academy of Neurology Meeting: Cancelled
  • Curing the Epilepsies 2020: Postponed to January 4-6, 2021
  • 7th International Residential Course of Drug Resistant Epilepsies: Postponed to September 20-26, 2020
  • GRC on Mechanisms of Epilepsy and Neuronal Synchronization: Postponed to 2022
  • Neurotrauma 2020: Cancelled, next meeting July 11-14 in Austin, TX

We will continue to monitor upcoming events and provide updates when possible.

Funding from the Department of Defense Epilepsy Research Program (ERP)

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The pre-announcement for ERP funding, managed by the Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), is now available. We encourage investigators whose projects aim to understand the causative links between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and epilepsy to check out this pre-announcement to plan and develop ideas for submission.

Faculty Positions: Rutgers University Department of Neurosurgery

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The Rutgers University Department of Neurosurgery at Robert Wood Johnson and New Jersey Medical Schools and Rutgers Brain Health Institute is hiring faculty to build their translational neuroscience research program. The university is hiring for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor positions.

CURE Update: How to get involved on SUDEP Action Day, View the Real Talk Live Stream, Rallying behind #Giving Tuesday and more

In this month’s update, we have a very important question to ask: are you ready to take your shot at epilepsy?

This November enter our Epilepsy Awareness Month raffle to help support groundbreaking research and the chance to win a fantastic prize package including: tickets to the final Chicago Hamilton performance, meals at award winning Chicago restaurants, accommodations, and more. Stay tuned – we’ll announce more details in the coming weeks.

The exciting news doesn’t stop there! In this update, please also find information on:

SUDEP Action Day: Take #5forEpilepsySafety on October 23

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SUDEP Action Day is a global event whose purpose is to educate the epilepsy community and beyond about the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Join the movement on Wednesday, October 23 and encourage your friends and family to take #5forEpilepsySafety – spend 5 minutes learning about SUDEP and preventative measures patients and families can take.

Rescue MedicationsWatch Real Talk: Speaking Up About Life with Epilepsy

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This week, four young professionals joined us live to discuss navigating careers, dating, and friendships while living with epilepsy. You can catch the recording of this insightful discussion now on our website!

Seizing LifeYour Friends Can Fight for a Cure on #GivingTuesday

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On Tuesday, December 3, rally your Facebook friends to donate to cutting-edge epilepsy research that will push us closer to a cure. Setting up your own #GivingTuesday fundraiser is easy with Facebook! Follow these step-by-step instructions or click here to kick-off your campaign and let the world know how important funding research is to you.

Seizing LifeNew from Seizing Life, a CURE Podcast

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Dive into the latest episodes of Seizing Life, where we explore:

Seizing LifeSecure Your Tickets to the 2019 Annual Chicago Benefit!

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Join us on Monday, November 18 as we honor children whose lives have been touched by epilepsy and the researchers who propel us toward a cure.

This year listen to performances by Nils Lofgren – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Miguel Cervantes – star of Chicago’s Hamilton, and Musicality – renowned Chicago-based youth vocal group will make the evening soar.

Epilepsy Awareness Day at DisneylandExciting and Informative CURE Events at Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland!

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Stop by the CURE booth at the Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland expo to hear interesting interviews with researchers and physicians about the latest promising studies and therapies.

In addition, tell us how your life would change if there was a cure for epilepsy. Share your “When You Wish Upon a Cure” story and you’ll have the chance to be one of 10 individuals to be interviewed by Seizing Life podcast host, award-winning blogger, and advocate Kelly Cervantes!

Visit our website to learn more about the other exciting events we have planned.

Upcoming CURE Events

October 23: SUDEP Action Day – Online
November 3: The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon – New York, NY
November 4-6: Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland – Anaheim, CA
November 9: Dressage for a Cause – Batavia OH
November 18: CURE 2019 Annual Chicago Benefit – Chicago, IL
December 3: #GivingTuesday – Online

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CURE Update: September 2019

The CURE office is buzzing with excitement for all the upcoming events and educational opportunities on the horizon. It warms our hearts to see the epilepsy community coming together both on and offline to speak up in support of greater research funding and public education about epilepsy.

In this update, learn about our awareness-building Facebook Live Stream, a recent video we created focusing on how you can help change the conversation around epilepsy, what’s new from our Seizing Life podcast, details on the CURE 2019 Annual Chicago Benefit, and the exciting California events Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations and Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland.

Event and Facebook Live Stream – Real Talk: Speaking Up About Life with Epilepsy

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Rescue MedicationsWhile 3.4 million Americans are currently impacted by epilepsy, the everyday experience of living with this condition remains largely in the shadows. To shed light on this “invisible” condition, a panel of individuals with epilepsy will speak to building careers, relationships, and more. Moderated by CURE Board Member and activist Kelly Cervantes, this discussion promises to be a unique, stigma-busting event!

If you’re in Chicago, please join us for the live filming and post-panel reception. Otherwise, catch the action on our Facebook page.

Video: Change the Conversation Around Epilepsy

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CURE Epilepsy Research AppThe stigma associated with epilepsy can lead those affected to face challenges with employment, education, and even medical care.

Watch and share this important information to help change the conversation around epilepsy, educate the general public, and break down the stigma.

New from Seizing Life, a CURE Podcast

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Seizing LifeDive into the latest episodes of Seizing Life, where we explore:

Save the Date for the CURE 2019 Annual Chicago Benefit!

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Seizing LifeMark your calendars: this year’s spectacular CURE 2019 Annual Chicago Benefit is on Monday, November 18!

We’re celebrating the innovative epilepsy researchers whose careers CURE has helped launch for over 20 years. These are the groundbreaking scientists who are helping break open new avenues of investigation in the field of epilepsy research, giving hope to those impacted by the condition, and pushing us closer to a cure.

Our amazing performers for this year’s benefit are Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Nils Lofgren, star of Chicago’s Hamilton Miguel Cervantes, and renowned Chicago-based vocal group Musicality.

California Events: CURE’s Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations and Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland

Attend Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations

Broadway Sings for CUREOn Saturday, September 21, people with epilepsy and their caregivers have the opportunity to ask a panel of doctors and researchers their questions during Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. At this free event, leading experts will address attendees’ questions on the latest research as it relates to new epilepsy treatment options, surgery, genetics, and more. Also, enjoy small-group discussions with the panelists over lunch.

Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations is made possible thanks to the generous support of the BAND Foundation, Eisai, and Greenwich Biosciences. This event is also hosted in partnership with the Epilepsy Support Network of Orange County.

Attend Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland

Broadway Sings for CUREPaint the park purple at Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland! On November 4 and 5, join us at the expo to access epilepsy resources while learning about new treatment options and devices. Then head to Disneyland Park on November 6 to enjoy the rides, build lasting friendships, and spread epilepsy awareness.

We’ll announce our fun booth activities soon, so stay tuned!

Upcoming CURE Events

September 21: Day of Science: Epilepsy Conversations – Orange, CA
September 29: Chicago Half Marathon/5K – Chicago, IL
October 7: Real Talk: Speaking Up About Life with Epilepsy – Chicago, IL and Online
November 3: The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon – New York, NY
November 4-6: Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland – Anaheim, CA
November 9: Dressage for a Cause – Batavia, OH
November 18: CURE 2019 Annual Chicago Benefit – Chicago, IL
December 3: #GivingTuesday – Online

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Webinars: Two-Part Series on Rescue Medications

Seizures can be both unpredictable and unrelenting. When a seizure becomes an emergency, rescue medications provide immediate relief and help prevent the need for emergency care. While existing therapies do stop these epilepsy emergencies in many patients, some are still searching for an option that works for them.

In this two-part webinar series, you will gain insight on the different epilepsy emergencies, existing rescue medications,  promising research in this space, and what rescue therapies are currently in the pipeline. These webinars will feature leading experts in the field who have recently participated in rescue medication research trials.

In our first webinar on August 13, Dr. Kamil Detyniecki of the University of Miami will provide an overview of the different types of seizure emergencies, while also discussing the currently available rescue medications.

Our second webinar on September 10 features Dr. Nathan Fountain of the University of Virginia, who will explore the latest research on rescue medications. His presentation will include a look at the rescue medication pipeline and the new delivery methods which may become available to patients.

During a live Q&A at the end of each webinar, these leading experts will answer your questions such as:

  • What makes different delivery methods more or less effective for some patients?
  • Are rescue medications only for individuals who experience seizure clusters?
  • What are the potential risks associated with using rescue medications?

The first webinar will feature Dr. Kamil Detyniecki, Assistant Professor of the Clinical Neurology Epilepsy Division, at the University of Miami.  The second webinar will be presented by Dr. Nathan Fountain, Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at the University of Virginia.

CURE Update: Get Involved! Join Our Next Webinar and Host an Event This Summer

Greetings! It’s been an inspirational month here at CURE between our Broadway Sings for CURE benefit in New York and awarding our Educational Enrichment Fund scholarships to 10 amazing students.

In this update, we hope to inspire you to continue your involvement with the CURE community throughout the summer. Click on the links below to learn more about CURE happenings!

Epilepsy SurgeryWebinar and Live Q&A on Epilepsy Surgery: Advancements, Options, & Considerations

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Discover when to consider epilepsy surgery and what recent advances have been made in this field in our upcoming free webinar, Wednesday, July 10. Dr. Kate Davis from the University of Pennsylvania will address these topics and share how to approach your doctor about surgery.

This webinar is supported by the generosity of the BAND Foundation.

CURE ChampionBecome a CURE Champion This Summer

Start Your Summer Fundraiser

Have fun in the sun while raising vital funding for epilepsy research by hosting a CURE Champion event! From lemonade stands to block parties, you can use your creativity and skills to spread awareness about the desperate need for a cure for epilepsy.

Not sure where to start? Our Outreach Team is here to help! Send them an email at events@www.cureepilepsy.org to kick off your summer fundraising event.

The CURE Champions program is supported in part by Greenwich Biosciences.

Broadway Sings for CUREBecome a Monthly Donor to Impact Epilepsy Research All Year!

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Support groundbreaking epilepsy research throughout the year by becoming a monthly donor! Your donations build-up over time, which means any recurring donation can make a big impact, helping to transform lives.

Set up your monthly donation through our website by checking the “Recurring Gift” box when you donate.

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Webinar: Epilepsy Surgery: Advancements, Options, & Considerations

For some people with uncontrolled epilepsy, surgery is an effective and important option to consider. This webinar will help patients and caregivers approach this difficult and sometimes confusing conversation with their doctors.

Dr. Kate Davis will explore recent advances in epilepsy surgery which have increased not only the types of surgeries available to patients but expanded who is an appropriate candidate for surgery. Dr. Davis will also discuss the different tests performed as part of an epilepsy surgical evaluation and review current surgical options including resective surgery, laser ablation, and implantable devices.

During a live Q&A at the end of this webinar, you may ask Dr. Davis questions such as:

  • What are the potential risks to consider when contemplating brain surgery?
  • What resources are available for patients and their family members who might be considering surgery?
  • What role does an assessment of your cognition and behavior (language skills, memory, problem solving, etc.) play in determining the potential benefit and risks of surgery?

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Kate Davis, Medical Director of the Epilepsy Surgical Program and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the University of Pennsylvania.

Webinar on Epilepsy and Dietary Therapies: How What You Eat May Control Seizures

For individuals with epilepsy – particularly if their seizures are not controlled by available medications alone – dietary therapies have the potential to help. Join us for a free webinar on these therapies Thursday, June 14 at 1:00PM CT.

The presenters Dr. Jong Rho from the University of Calgary and Dr. Eric Kosoff of Johns Hopkins will discuss the ketogenic diet and other evidence-based dietary options. These neurologists will examine the research supporting dietary epilepsy therapies as well as how patients and caregivers can work with their doctors to determine if these therapies are right for them.

Register to attend.

This webinar is supported by the generosity of the BAND Foundation.