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.

Exciting changes coming to NEREG Support Groups

Exciting changes coming to NEREG Support Groups

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP for NEREG patients diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES)-members must have completed treatment to be invited to join

The NEREG Virtual Support groups provide a forum that facilitates and promotes the sharing of common interests, information, and experiences within the PNES community. These online groups allow you to participate in support activities when you are unable to attend a local support meeting in person; and are managed by qualified facilitators knowledgeable on Epilepsy-related topics. During these sessions, you have the opportunity to speak with other participants, seek advice, make friends, discover new ideas, share your experiences -- good and bad, and help support others managing psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.  

Joining a group is easy!

Benefits:

• All 60-minute sessions are held through GoToMeeting® 

• Each group is kept small in order to encourage friendship and optimal discussion time (8-10 participants.)

• All groups are led by an experienced facilitator who is knowledgeable about Epilepsy.

• Confidential.

• Participation in this facilitated discussion is expected and encouraged. You are not on camera, so come in your PJs.

• FREE 

We ran epilepsy support groups for many years both in-person and on-line but due to limited attendance, these groups were discontinued.  If you would like for us to reconsider opening an epilepsy support group again, please email lmyers@epilepsygroup.com



Events that were highlighted in the past

Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Symposium
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
International Epilepsy Day
5-Borough Bike Tour
American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
2016 DSF (Dravet Syndrome Foundation) Family & Professional Conference
Glow Walk and Run for epilepsy and seizures
Bike-a-Thon to raise awareness on epilepsy and seizure
10th National Epilepsy Walk - Washington, DC
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Book release: In Our Own Words
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
Dr. JM Paolicchi, pediatric epileptologist, joins the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) in New Jersey