26 October 2014

Epilepsy: Tigil Atake.. Tulay sa Tagumpay!

In the pursuit of spreading Epilepsy Awareness in the country, the Philippine League Against Epilepsy celebrated National Epilepsy Awareness week last September 1-6 this year with the theme: “EPILEPSY: TIGIL ATAKE... TULAY SA TAGUMPAY.”

For this year, the week started off with a TRIPARTITE SYMPOSIUM FOR EUROLOGISTS: MARIJUANA IN EPILEPSY held at Sulo Hotel last September 1,2014. This forum among neurologist discussed the emerging issues on Medical Marijuana and to hopefully come out with a consensus statement on its role in the management of Epilepsy in the Philippines.

Last September 2, the 2014 Epilepsy Exemplar Awards was held at the Crowne Plaza. This awards night gives recognition to persons with epilepsy who have gone beyond their disease and have excelled in either their profession or in school.


Epilepsy Exemplar Awards 2014 Programme of Activities


To culminate the week’s major activities, a National Epilepsy Week Camp was held at the Queen Margarette Hotel in Lucena City, Quezon. This was a whole day affair were lay delegates gave lectures on epilepsy. There were also small group discussions that have been a venue for them to clarify issues that confront them in dealing with the disease.


Apart from the above-mentioned activities, members of PLAE also held nationwide simultaneous round table discussions, lay fora and school caravans in their area of practice during the duration of the epilepsy week.

Also, here are some links and useful information about the fact and fallacies of Epilepsy, it's impact in our society, treatment, and current state of Epilepsy here in the Philippines.


Epilepsy Exemplar Awards 2014 Invitation

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