Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Progam

We are excited to bring adults living with epilepsy the opportunity to express themselves through art as a part of Studio E, a seven-week art therapy program. They will work with art therapists and other people with epilepsy in a group setting to strengthen their artistic voice in a safe, welcoming environment. The artwork created will […]

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Medical Cannabis and Epilepsy: The Future of Treating Severe Seizure Disorders in a Safe and Natural Way

Please join us for the Medical Cannabis and Epilepsy: The Future of Treating Severe Seizure Disorders in a Safe and Natural Way Seminar on August 12th. The goal is to educate epilepsy patients, their families and the Illinois community about the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids for seizure disorders. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has teamed up […]

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Cannabis Patient Advocacy Coalition Rally – July 30

Join us for a rally Thursday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Center’s outside plaza in Chicago to show Governor Rauner that Illinois supports medical cannabis for patients. Check in will be at 10:00am outside in the plaza between Randolph and Clark.  It’s been nearly two years since the legalization of medical cannabis and NOT […]

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Employment Workshop visits Savers on August 6

The Employment Workshop is heading to the Franklin Park Savers Thrift Store on Thursday, August 6 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Participants will get a store tour and exclusive discounts on interview clothing and professional attire. A brief presentation will be made prior to shopping and there will be personal shopping assistants available to […]

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Bounce out the Stigma Basketball Camp

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, along with the Danny Did Foundation and Mighty Mike, will be hosting a FREE basketball camp for boys and girls with epilepsy, their siblings and friends from July 20 through July 22, 2015. Participants must be between the ages of 8 – 17 years old. Registration for this event […]

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PhRMA and the Epilepsy Foundation report more than 400 medicines in development to treat neurological disorders

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. As highlighted in a new report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Epilepsy Foundation, scientists around the globe are collaborating to find new or more […]

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Camp Blackhawk – July Session

The first session of the 2015 Camp Blackhawk will take place July 5 – 10, 2015 at the Red Leaf Village in Ingleside, IL. At Camp Blackhawk, kids ages 6-17 living with epilepsy, get to come together to enjoy the fun and friendships that come with a trip to camp AT NO COST. At Red […]

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Picnic in the Park

Join us on Saturday, August 15th at Chicago’s Douglas Park for our annual Picnic in the Park. This FREE event will include a picnic lunch and will be complete with fun, food, and games! Please RSVP to Maria Sultemeier by August 10th at msultemeier@epilepsychicago.org or 312-939-8622 ext 211.

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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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