Career Development Employment Workshop

A new FREE program running Sept 25th till Oct 30th specifically targeted at career-minded people with epilepsy who have been employed in the last 3 years or are currently underemployed. We’ll meet Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30pm at 17 N. State Street, Chicago, IL on the 8th floor in room 820 – except Oct 2nd when we will […]

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Glenview Savers Grand Opening

Come check out children’s artwork by EFGC Studio E participants! Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program is offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (EFGC) in partnership with Lundbeck. Through a series of group sessions led by art therapists, children and adults living with epilepsy are encouraged to explore creative expression in a safe […]

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The 5th Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference: Exploring Epilepsy & Sharing Solutions

Join us on Saturday, November 15, 2014, for our 5th Annual Epilepsy Consumer Conference at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel. This is a free event that covers a wide variety of issues surrounding the epilepsy community by renowned neurologists and medical professionals. Topics to be discussed include epilepsy therapies, seizure detention devices, women and […]

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Managing Students with Seizures: Training for School Nurses

Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 for our FREE Managing Students with Seizures: Training for School Nurses program at NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, IL. Topics to be discussed include seizure signs and symptoms, managing students with seizures, and concussion management. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Free 3.2 contact hours are […]

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Blast Off to Independence: Explorations in Epilepsy and Adulthood

REGISTER ONLINE by clicking here  A FREE PROGRAM brought to you by Alexian Brothers, EFGC, and the Northwest Suburban Community Action Board on Saturdays from 10:00am—11:30am. September 20  |  Epilepsy and Employment: Lisa Harrison Director of Recruitment and Workforce Planning at Alexian Brothers Health Systems and Carrie McAteer President of the Danny Did Foundation, Board of […]

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Picnic in the Park

Join us on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Blue Star Memorial Woods in Glenview for a FREE picnic lunch in the park, complete with fun, food, and games! Please RSVP to Maria at msultemeier@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 218 by August 12.(Please note – the park does not permit alcohol)

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333 Patient Groups Join Together to Ask HHS Secretary Burwell to Reduce Barriers to Care in Qualified Health Plans

Three-hundred-and-thirty-three patient groups from around the country have signed onto a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell calling for immediate measures to reduce barriers to care for patients who have purchased policies through the Health Insurance Marketplace (the “exchanges”). The letter comes as some patients with chronic conditions have […]

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Signing of the SB2636 Bill

GREAT NEWS! The signing of SB2636, a bill that allows medicinal marijuana to be prescribed to kids and adults living with epilepsy, will be signed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn this SUNDAY, JULY 20TH AT 2:00 PM on the third floor atrium of Northwestern – Prentice Women’s Hospital( 250 E. Superior St. in Chicago). Please come and help us […]

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U.S. Department of Defense Allocates $7.5 million to Epilepsy Research

On July 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that it will allocate $7.5 million to epilepsy research due to the alarming increase of people diagnosed with epilepsy because of Traumatic Brain Injuries sustained in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006. This initiative was led by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Susan […]

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