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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The AEP was hoping to be sharing news of the result of MRFF Stage 2 grant in the coming week. Unfortunately we have been advised that the MRFF Stage 2 decision announcement has been delayed. We are awaiting a firm revised date however, we understand it will be delayed till end of October/early November. Please…

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This week, the Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP) team will complete the Final Panel Interview with the Medical Research Future Fund. This is the final step in the process to bid for the funding to launch the project into Stage 2 which would see the AEP rolled out nationally. It has been 12months of solid work…

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Recently Chief investigator – Graeme Jackson, Lived Experience Ambassadors – Rachel Vella and Wally Lewis and pilot study participant – Caroline Kedulka completed a day of filming with the team from ABCs 7.30 Report. Stay tuned for details on when the story will air on ABC   Spread the word, if you have not already.…

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The team at the AEP has been working hard for the last 12 months in anticipation of this very date! On Monday 29th June we will submit our proposal to the Department of Industry to bid for up to $100M of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding to commence the Australian Epilepsy Project. Successful applicants…

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