Education

3 November, 2016

Seizure First Aid

By | 2017-10-09T16:41:30+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Education, November Epilepsy Awareness Month, Treatment|0 Comments

Download Seizure First Aid Posters to learn more and educate your community. English (disponible en español abajo) First Aid for Generalized Tonic Clonic (Gran Mal) Seizures:               First Aid for Complex Partial, Psycho-motor and  Temporal Lobe Seizures: Want to learn even more? Watch this video on Understanding & Assisting [...]

16 March, 2016

Positive Phase 3 Pivotal Study Results for Epiodiolex (cannabidiol) from GW Pharmaceuticals

By | 2017-05-08T19:46:56+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Education, Epilepsy Medication, Media|0 Comments

London, UK; 14 March 2016: GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH, AIM: “GWP,” “GW,” “the Company” or “the Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, announces the positive results of the first pivotal Phase 3 study of its investigational medicine Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) for [...]

29 June, 2015

PA Budget Eliminates Funding for Epilepsy Services

By | 2017-05-09T01:09:15+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Advocacy, Education, Legislative, Media|0 Comments

    The Epilepsy Foundations of Pennsylvania rely on state funding to provide services for you! From first aid training's in schools and educating Emergency Responder's to referral services, we are able to help you better because of the support from the state budget. Unfortunately epilepsy services have been cut from the next fiscal budget. [...]

2 April, 2014

Sign the Epilepsy Research and Medical Marijuana Petition!

By | 2017-05-09T01:58:30+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Epilepsy Medication, Legislative, Treatment|0 Comments

  The Epilepsy Foundation of America has started a petition on the White House website. We need your help!  We are calling on the President and the Drug Enforcement Administration to reschedule marijuana to a lower level under the controlled substances act.  The Foundation supports this change to benefit greater access to marijuana and its [...]

14 May, 2013

School Nurses Webinar

By | 2017-05-09T02:09:45+00:00 May 14th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

  Tuesday, May 21st  from 3:30—4:30 pm Let the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA  train you on seizure recognition,  first aid and classroom management. This webinar will be presented by Dennis Dlugos, the Director of the Pediatric Regional Epilepsy Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Program is free [...]

5 September, 2012

Home Security Tips For Epilepsy Sufferers

By | 2017-05-09T13:27:45+00:00 September 5th, 2012|Education|0 Comments

Epilepsy is a condition that requires the full attention of all family members on a continuous basis in order to prevent physical injuries during sudden seizures. In this regard, all family members are required to carefully asses all areas around the house to determine their potential perils. Home safety is crucial for the 65 million [...]

24 April, 2012

April 2012 E-Newsletter

By | 2017-05-09T13:31:09+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Fundraiser, Legislative, Newsletter|0 Comments

Visit our site April 2012 Calling All Epilepsy Advocates! If Someone You Love Has Epilepsy or Seizures... Contact PA Governor Corbett and your elected officials today! The upcoming month is critical to reinstating the state funding for epilepsy services and it depends on you! Do not rely on your neighbor to speak up; we need [...]

5 April, 2012

Institute of Medicine’s Report: Epilepsy Across the Spectrum

By | 2017-05-09T13:33:35+00:00 April 5th, 2012|Advocacy, Awareness, Education, Treatment|0 Comments

Recently, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report, Epilepsy across the Spectrum. The report highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families, while promoting a better understanding of the disorder.  It also brings to light that at least [...]

27 December, 2011

Help us Better Educate First Responders in 2012

By | 2017-05-09T13:38:09+00:00 December 27th, 2011|Education|0 Comments

Josh, an Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA volunteer, first started working with the EFEPA as a Camp Achieve counselor which led him to establish the EFEPA Youth Council.  He is taking his passion for the Foundation and his career as a First Responder to help the EFEPA with a new, important initiative: educating emergency personnel on [...]

27 October, 2011

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

By | 2017-05-09T13:39:35+00:00 October 27th, 2011|Advocacy, Education, November Epilepsy Awareness Month|0 Comments

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania is spreading the news and asking our 18 counties to join us in awareness. The EFEPA organized many ways you can participate in National Epilepsy Awareness Month. We will be kicking off the month with an awareness campaign, including Philadelphia’s skyline going purple, [...]

25 October, 2011

Epilepsy Education & Information Exchange

By | 2017-05-09T13:40:23+00:00 October 25th, 2011|Education, November Epilepsy Awareness Month, Treatment|0 Comments

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month and there is no better way to educate yourself then attending our FREE Annual Epilepsy Education & Information Exchange, Saturday, November 12, 2011. This year's conference topic is "Taking Control" and we are privileged to have Dr. Christopher Skidmore join us as our keynote speaker. Dr. Christopher T. Skidmore is [...]

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