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.

Wellness in Epilepsy Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center Patients

Wellness in Epilepsy Program: Book Club for Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group and Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center Patients

When: February 17

Time: 12 noon

As part of our Wellness Program, NEREG and MAESC will be launching an on-line epilepsy and seizure-themed Book Club this fall!  The plan is to read a book every three months, then “meet” online to talk about it: your impressions, opinions, critiques.  Books will be selected based on their relevance to epilepsy, such as books that have a fictional or non-fictional character with epilepsy.  The group will vote on the upcoming books to read. Our first book is The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman.  This book tells the true story of the clash between a small hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy.  This eye-opening tale raises interesting issues with respect to how seizures are viewed and treated in minority cultures, particularly with regard to the use of anti-epileptic medication.

Please email lmyers@epilepsygroup.com if you are interested in participating.



Events that were highlighted in the past

International Epilepsy Day
AES Annual Meeting
November: Epilepsy Awareness month
9th Annual Trick or Treating Walk Run
Introductory online chess lessons for persons with epilepsy and seizures
Walk to end Epilepsy in New Jersey (virtual)
Virtual Medicinal Cannabis symposium
Purple Day
2022 Paint The Pony Purple
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
International Epilepsy Day
AES Annual Conference
AES Annual Conference
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Glow Walk and Run
International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2021
International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2021
2021 Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) Biennial Family & Professional Conference
Walk to end Epilepsy
Virtual Symposium on Medicinal Cannabis