Without This Groundbreaking Project

People living with seizures will continue to be unsure about their diagnosis, uncertain about their next seizure, undergo repeating cycles of trial and error medication adjustments, be exposed to risk of dangerous medication side effects, live with underdiagnosed and undertreated mental health problems, experience reduced workforce participation, and wait many years to access potentially life changing surgery.

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HOW CAN I HELP?

  1. SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Sign our digital support board and write to your local member of parliament
  2. BE VOCAL Talk about this project with your neurologist, GP, friends and family #epilepsyproject
  3. WRITE to Greg Hunt, Minister for Health Ministerial office: PO Box 6022 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 / Contact Form

 

Sign Our Support Board

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Graeme Shears

CEO, Epilepsy Foundation

"The AEP will give people their lives back. The integrated approach to diagnosis will transform people's lives. An accurate diagnosis is the key to effective medical and psychosocial support."

Samuel Weibe

ILAE President
“The AEP will harness the unique strengths of the Australian epilepsy research community and state of the art Analytical tools to change the way people with epilepsy are treated. It is truly a reflection of a new era in epilepsy research and epilepsy care.”

SAM Berkovic

Laureate Professor AC MD FAA FRACP FAHMS FRS

"The AEP will revolutionize the way clinicians assess people with epilepsy with significant benefits to patient outcome, deepening understanding of epilepsy, and economic benefits to Australia."

Sam Berkovic

Steve Wessling

Executive, director, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

"The proposed work of the AEP directly aligns with the aspirations of SAHMRI. Namely, research that delivers the right interventions, to the right people, at the right time in their lives to optimise health; is translational and delivers health outcomes with global impact to communities. This  project provides a focus to fundamentally change the way epilepsy is diagnosed, managed and treated for all Australians: to create a life without seizures."

Steve Wessling

Sarah Wilson

Professor, Head of School, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

"The AEP will provide a new approach to managing mood disorders. Platform models of healthcare are an option we must explore if we are to apply precision medicine to mental health."

MICHAEL SHAW

CEO Australian & NZ, Siemens Healthineers

"The AEP enables the strong scientific collaboration between Siemens Healthineers and the Florey institute to continue in our research and translation into medical technology to ultimately shift the current paradigm in Epilepsy. It is only by expanding precision medicine that we offer a greater human impact. That is why the AEP is so essential."

Michael Shaw

Leading organisation support the AEP

Leading professional colleges and associations

  • The Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists
  • International League Against Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Society of Australia

Australia’s leading epilepsy community support groups

  • Epilepsy Foundation
  • Epilepsy Action Australia

Leading artificial intelligence peak bodies

  • Australian Institute for Machine Learning
  • Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Australian Information Industry Association

Leading informatics and data management peak bodies

  • Australian Research Data Commons
  • International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility

Commercial company support

  • UCB
  • Siemens Healthcare
  • Seer Medical

Medical Research Institutes

  • The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
  • The Victorian Clinical Genomics Service
  • The Epilepsy Research Centre
  • The Translational Research Institute
  • South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Perron Institute

National Imaging Facility

Australian Epilepsy Clinical Trials Network

Universities

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • 356 Practicing Neurologists across the country
  • 29 Neurology departments across Australia’s leading research hospitals

 

 

Our promise to you is pretty straightforward, really.

IF WE RECEIVE THIS FUNDING WE WILL CHANGE LIVES.

To do this, we need your support to … Thank you for your support.