Three Studies Shed New Light on the Effectiveness of Cannabis in Epilepsy

In advance of the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) Annual Meeting in December, the organization has offered highlights of groundbreaking research being studied at a number of institutions regarding the effectiveness of cannibidiol (CBD) and its derivatives as a viable treatment for people with epilepsy. Read more…

Posted in Home-News, News | Comments closed

Heroes Night Gala 2015

Join us for a fabulous evening to celebrate our heroes at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Annual Heroes Night Gala on Friday, February 20th, 2015. The event will take place at the Field Museum of Natural History.  For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Gayle Deja-Schultz at 312-939-8622 ext 209 or gdeja-schultz@epilepsychicago.org.

Posted in Events | Comments closed

A Little Bit of EFGC

Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for “A Little Bit of EFGC” a FREE event that will give attendees an overview of various programs offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, including Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program, the Interpretations Writing Program, the relaxation seminar, and the movement program. This will take […]

Posted in Events | Comments closed

Peer Alliance One-Year Celebration & Fundraiser

Wow Peer Alliance is celebrating it’s one year anniversary!  Fado Irish pub. 6-8pm  No cover. 20% of food purchased will benefit Peer Alliance.   Proceeds raised go towards Peer Alliance programs and events. Our group creates a community for adults affected by epilepsy – we believe no one should stand alone!

Posted in Events | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Events | Comments closed

Coffee Hour Meet Up for Moms

Join us for an open forum to foster support and friendship among mothers of children with epilepsy in River Forest on November 19 from 7:00-8:00 am. This event will help moms who are feeling scared and overwhelmed by their child’s diagnosis of epilepsy. It will provide participants with the opportunity to build friendships, share stories, and gain […]

Posted in Events | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Events | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Events | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Events | Comments closed

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 […]

Posted in Events | Comments closed