Teen Group is Going Rollerskating!

The next teen group session will be taking place at the Lombard Rollerskating Rink on October 4th, 2014. Join us for this free event – a fun afternoon of open skating, pizza, and pop! We need an exact head count, so please RSVP to Tracy Schultz at 312-939-8622 ext 224 or tschultz@epilepsychicago.org no later than […]

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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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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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Governor Pat Quinn Signs the Amendment on the Medical Marijuana Law

On July 20, 2014 SB 2636, the medical marijuana law adding epilepsy as a debilitating medical condition was signed by IL Governor Pat Quinn. This amendment includes epilepsy as one of the conditions for which medical marijuana may be prescribed, and that pediatric intractable cases of epilepsy may be permitted to use cannabis oil in the treatment […]

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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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2014 Camp Blackhawk

This summer, there will be two sessions of Camp Blackhawk! Giving twice as many kids the chance to enjoy this amazing experience… The 2014 Camp Blackhawk dates are: July 13-18, 2014 August 3-8, 2014 Each summer, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Camp Blackhawk gives its young participants an experience they won’t soon forget. For […]

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