Epilepsy conference in Chester
|Author: Epilepsy Action||Published: 17th April 2009 12:25|
National charity, Epilepsy Action, is to hold an informative conference on Saturday 9 May at the Ramada Jarvis Chester, Whitchurch Road, Chistleton.
The conference, themed ‘Epilepsy and Lifestyle', will take place from 9.30am to 4.30pm, and is open to anyone with an interest in epilepsy.
Speakers include Professor Janet Krska, Professor of Pharmacy at Liverpool John Moores University, and Dr Jim Morrow, consultant neurologist at the Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast. Dr Jim Morrow is a specialist advisor for Epilepsy Action on women's issues. He will be joined by Professor Peter Richardson, consultant in neurosurgery at Salford Royal Hospital.
Sheila Lewis, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse from the Walton Centre NHS Trust for Neurology and Neurosurgery, will be speaking about her role in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. Gail Hall from the charity Matthews Friends will be discussing how changing the food you eat may help improve seizures. Also speaking will be Leanne Creighton, education policy and campaigns officer at Epilepsy Action.
Ann Sivapatham, Epilepsy Action's regional services manager for Wales, said: "Epilepsy Action is pleased to be organising this full day event with great speakers from neurology, pharmacy, nursing and the voluntary sector."
She continued: "Everyone is welcome and there will be the opportunity for networking, learning, discussion and debate. Come along to find out more about any aspect of epilepsy or how adapting your lifestyle may help improve seizures."
Places are limited, so please call Jackie Kemp on 0113 210 8800 to book your place now.
Epilepsy Action has an extensive network of branches throughout the UK. Branches hold regular meetings and offer a variety of social events and informative talks and discussions relating to epilepsy. Meetings offer the opportunity for people to share their experiences of living with epilepsy and also raise awareness of the condition in the local community.
Last year alone, Epilepsy Action directly helped over 686,500 people through a range of services, including its advice and information centre and Epilepsy Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050. For further information about the work of Epilepsy Action please visit www.epilepsy.org.uk