Events & News

Events & News

All year long, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group promotes epilepsy education for patients, their caregivers, medical treatment staff, and the general public. Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group participates in several epilepsy walks and many different fundraising activities that directly benefit the national or local epilepsy foundations and advocacy societies. Check out our upcoming schedule and you may find an activity that interests you.

International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day

February 12, 2018

International Epilepsy Day

This day is a joint initiative of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) celebrated across the globe in the 138 of countries in which IBE and ILAE are represented. The International Epilepsy Day is the most prestigious epilepsy event in the world.  Let's use this day to raise awareness about epilepsy!

This is a day for everyone, no matter where you are in all of the USA or the world, no matter whether it is just you or a whole group of you. We want you to help us celebrate International Epilepsy Day! Let's speak with one global voice.  Remember that PURPLE is the official awareness color of epilepsy--you can wear purple clothes, hair extensions, nail polish, deck your home, car, or office in purple and wear awareness raising clothes (http://www.epilepsyfree.com/product/epilepsy-t-shirt-ask-me-about-epilepsy/).



Events that were highlighted in the past

National Epilepsy Walk in Washington, DC
International Epilepsy Day
PNES Special Interest Group at the American Epilepsy Society meeting
Webinar - Diet Therapy in the Treatment of Epilepsy
Glow Walk and Run
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group conference on Epilepsy and Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
The 2018 Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) Biennial Family & Professional Conference
2018 Take a Walk in Our Genes
Annual Hudson Valley Stroll for Epilepsy
12th National Epilepsy Walk in Washington, DC
71st Annual American Epilepsy Society
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Symposium
Glow Walk and Run
Braddock Park, North Bergen
Webinar: Supporting students with seizures in school
Brain Health Initiative 2017
Webinar: Treating PNES and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using prolonged exposure therapy
5-Borough Bike Tour
Epilepsy Town Hall: Treatment Options for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Webinar session on Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Dr. Lorna Myers