Happy Purple Day! Friday the 26th of March, a day for Epilepsy Awareness.  Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness which was founded in 2008 by 9-year-old Cassidy Megan of Canada, who was motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy.  Her aim was to get people talking about the condition and…

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Fewer seizures, fewer deaths and better quality of life for people living with epilepsy are set to become a reality through the Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP) which has received $30 million from the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund.  Read Minister Hunt’s press release here.   The AEP will provide a national network of community…

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Happy New Year! AEP steps into 2021 committed to deliver on it’s promises to change the lives of people living with Epilepsy. We patiently await the annoucement from the MRFF regarding funding. Our team conintues to refine the path to fewer seizures, fewer deaths and better lives.  

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The AEP team were finally together again for the first time since March!   An unprecedented year called for an unprecedented Latino inspired Christmas celebration!   Wishing all our AEP supporters and their families a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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The Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) supports more than 800 researchers in hospital departments, three University of Melbourne departments and four independent research institutes at the vibrant Austin precinct. The AMRF fosters interactions between researchers and clinicians to ensure the best outcome for patients. Support enables established researchers to explore innovative ideas and encourages tomorrow’s…

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Congratulations Remika!    As with many events in 2020, the Epilepsy Society of Australia scientific meeting with was held virtually in early November.    Many of our AEP researchers presented their latest research. It was inspiring to see the dedication of Australian researchers continually striving for a deeper understanding of Epilepsy management even in this most difficult year…

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The 2020 Walk for Epilepsy is complete, the final total kilometers logged was close to 80,000 – that is three times around the coastline of Australia – twice more than what the Epilepsy Foundation of Australia had hoped!  Collectively we have helped raise over $295,000 to support people living with epilepsy in Australia. We know…

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Yesterday marked the last day of the 2020 Walk for Epilepsy. It was very different this year as it was a virtual walk – walking solo and contributing to a collective goal. At time of writing 1,205 people completed the walk, the collective distance was 74,195 kilometers which is the equivalent of walking just under…

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