“The history of epilepsy can be summarised as 4000 years of ignorance, superstition and stigma, followed by 100 years of knowledge, superstition and stigma”. R. Kale, British Medical Journal, 1997
Despite the progress made in recent years in the field of epilepsy research, the stigma associated with epilepsy continues to shape the experiences of people who live with seizures. Join EpLink for a public talk as they look at stigma from historical and cultural perspectives, and discuss ways to address stigma in our communities and around the world. Hear from a distinguished panel of speakers, followed by a Q&A session where you can pose your questions to our expert panel.
“Moving Beyond the Myths: A Conversation About Epilepsy and Stigma” will take place on March 18th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The talk will feature Dr. Melissa Elafros, a Neurologis from Johns Hopkins University, Ms Mary Secco, the Secretary General of the International Bureau for Epilepsy and two Amgbassadors from Epilepsy Toronto, our own Donovan Mckenzie and Cheryl Mendes. The evening will take place at the MaRS Discovery District, Room CR-2, at 101 College Street. To book your free tickets, please click here.