Eisai Announces FDA Approval of New Indication for Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic (PGTC) Seizures in Patients with Epilepsy Age 12 and Older

Eisai Inc. announced on June 22nd, 2015, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FYCOMPA® (perampanel) CIII for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic (PGTC) seizures in patients age 12 and older. FYCOMPA, the first and only FDA-approved non-competitive AMPA receptor antagonist, was initially approved in October 2012 as […]

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Patients’ Summit

Join us on Saturday, June 6th as we partner with Americans for Safe Access – Illinois to present the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit. This summit will provide education to Illinois residents regarding medical cannabis and its benefits, medicating with cannabis and how to participate in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Additional information to help Veterans […]

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit set for June 6th

Join us on Saturday, June 6th as we partner with Americans for Safe Access – Illinois to present the Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Summit. This summit will provide education to Illinois residents regarding medical cannabis and its benefits, medicating with cannabis and how to participate in the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Additional information to […]

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Art Van Charity Challenge

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!    From Monday, May 18, 2015 – Monday, June 22, 2015     HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES: Make an online donation between May 18th and June 22nd to support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in the Art Van Charity Challenge and help us fundraise […]

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ParentLink: Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs and be presented by […]

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Illinois Senate to Vote to Extend Medical Marijuana Bill

llinois’ medical marijuana law went into effect January 1, 2014, but so far, not a single patient has received treatment under the pilot program. What’s happening? And with us so far into the test period and not generating any data, how will we know that the program is effective? Rep. Lou Lang was instrumental in […]

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Epilepsy state funding REINSTATED FOR FY2015

Our funding has been restored! Thank you so much for your support and advocacy these past few weeks. We are so thankful to have such an actively enthusiastic community.   Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article

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Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk Golf Outing

The Epilepsy Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Camp Blackhawk will be held at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer, IL on Monday, August 24, 2015. The day includes 18 holes of scramble format golf and a box lunch, followed by dinner and a silent auction. Registration opens at 11:00 am and the tournament begins […]

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Living well with Epilepsy / Viviendo Bien con Epilepsia

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and Rush University Medical Center will be hosting a FREE educational event for the hispanic community. It will cover various epilepsy-related topics, which will be presented in Spanish. Topics include Epilepsy and Treatment: How to Work with your Provider and Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy […]

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ParentLink: Parent Support & Referral to Others

On Saturday, April 11, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will feature presentations from Sandra Alanis, LCSW from University of Chicago Medicine on Parent […]

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