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National Epilepsy Conference

The Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association, in conjunction with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Malta, organized its national conference on Saturday 22 February 2014, Dolmen Resort Hotel, Malta. The title of this year’s conference was:
Epilepsy is more than just seizures
L-Epilessija mhijiex sempliċiment aċċessjonijiet
There are over 3,000 persons who have been diagnosed with epilepsy in Malta and Gozo. Epilepsy is often a hidden medical condition which requires several varying medical and support services and it can greatly affect a person’s social and personal life. This year’s national conference will discuss how stigma in epilepsy causes discrimination, inequality, social exclusion and employment problems. In order to improve quality of life of persons with epilepsy we need employment legislation, access to treatment, education and funding for research. We are honoured that among the speakers at the national conference will be Prof Phil Smith, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of Wales, UK and Ms Christine Bennett, UK Epilepsy Nurse. We also have several distinguished local speakers and also interactive workshops. We are sure that, as usual, this conference will be of great interest to all the participants.
Contact persons for the conference were:
Ms Victoria Dimech / Ms Zvetlana Zerafa
Tel: 27436442 / 23402845