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Conference & Seminars

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Epilepsy Toronto organized an Annual Conference that covered a variety of topics important to our members. The last in-person conference was held on Saturday, May 25th, 2019, with the theme of ‘Resiliance’.

Since then, we have presented many online webinars on topics such as ‘Managing Anxiety during Covid-19’, and ‘Women and Epilepsy’. Please visit our Youtube page to view these and many other information sessions.

2019 Workshops

Date: Tuesday June 25th 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Speakers: Drs. Bernd and Silke Pohlman-Eden
Learn from a neurologist and neuropsychiatrist team who has special interest in working with patients with PNES and epilepsy. Learn more about how to understand this complex diagnosis and communicate this to others.

Date: Wednesday July 10th , 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Speakers: Dr. Eduard Bercovici, neurologist and epileptologist; Dr David Gold, Psychologist
We believe there are unique challenges facing men with epilepsy. This workshop will be an informal ‘fire side chat’ kind of setting where you can feel free to discuss issues you face as a man living with epilepsy and have your questions answered by an epilepsy specialist who ‘gets it’.

Examples of past workshops

Marijuana & Seizure Management: What Do We Know?

October 29 2015

A forum on medical marijuana and seizures, its history and the current state of research, the perspectives of physicians and regulators, answers to practical questions, and the personal experiences of patients and families. Presented by Epilepsy Toronto and EpLink


A Personal Perspective-Andy Ayotte, Advocate, Father of child with epilepsy A Historical Perspective: The past and future of research-McIntyre Burnham, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Co-Director, EpLink A Physician’s Perspective: Physicians concerns and current OMA guidelines-Blathnaid McCoy, Neurologist, Hospital for Sick Children A Personal & Practical Perspective: Government regulations and consumer issues-Alexander E. Repetski, Advocate, Father of child with epilepsy

Man speaking during marijuana panel

Andy Ayotte-A Parent's Perspective


Annual Conference 2015: Living Well With Epilepsy

conf bannerActor/Comedian Rick Green on living well with an invisible disability and using his ADD as an ally.

Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy Learn more about two medically supervised diet therapies and how they have successfully helped many people with seizure reduction and control. Epilepsy Research…What’s New? Dr. Mac Burnham on the fascinating epilepsy research happening at the Ontario Brain Institute. Sleeping your way to better seizure control. Examining the link between sleep and epilepsy as well as sharing practical strategies on how to improve sleep and achieve better wellness.

Visit our Documents Archive for previous conference presentations.