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Donations benefit the 
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California and are tax deductible.
(855) 336-0212
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Schools, businesses and community groups receive free training on seizure recognition and first aid. 
Schedule yours today:
(415) 677-4011
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Thank you
2014 Gala Sponsors

Remick Family Foundation

Russell Andrews, M.D.
Prakash Arunachalam
Chrisman Family Trust
Falasco Keeney Family
Dr. Edie E. Zusman &
Stephen Pratt

Pacific Brain and Spine

Ken and Veronika Archer
Nancy and Fred Teichert
Charles Wilson, M.D. &
Frances Petrocelli
Frank and Lesley Yeary

STRIVE! Make Your Voice Heard
Opinions of Epilepsy Patients Matter 

STRIVE is a survey developed by Dr. Robert Knowlton, Co-Chair of the Professional Advisory Board and Director of the UCSF Seizure Disorders Surgery Program along with researchers from other institutions, to gain epilepsy patient perspective on a future study. 

The STRIVE survey describes a research study for a specific type of epilepsy surgery in comparison to continued medical treatment, and then asks patients to think about whether, if they were asked to participate in a similar study, they would do so. Any patient with epilepsy is welcome to participate in the survey; we value each patient's input!

Take the survey here
Research Study Opportunity
Do you have seizures and difficulty with concentration, memory or thinking?

The Stanford Neurology Department is currently conducting a trial investigating the safety and effectiveness of the stimulant methylphenidate (Ritalin�), commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), for the treatment of thinking problems commonly experienced by people with seizures. This study is sponsored by Dr. Kimford Meador and Dr. John Barry

Stanford Neurology is seeking:
  • Individuals with seizures and difficulty with concentration, memory, or other aspects of thinking
  • Healthy volunteers without these difficulties
Benefits may include:
  • Improvements in concentration, memory, or thinking
  • Payment up to $200
If interested, please contact: Jesse Adams MD
jadamsuw@stanford.edu / 408.996.7950 x 163

Calling All CAMPERS
Registration NOW OPEN!

Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp
August 2-7, 2015
CYO Camp, Occidental, CA
Ages 9-17
(5 nights--Sunday to Friday)
Room & Board, Tee-Shirt, Fun Activities, Specialized Medical Support
Scholarships available. 

Download flyer here
Questions? 415-677-4011/camp@epilepsynorcal.org
FREE Patient Education Program
For People w/ Seizure Disorders and Their Families

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O' Farrell St.
Light refreshments provided.  

PRESENTER: Farhad Sahebkar, M.D.
TOPIC: Available Treatment Options
 for People with Uncontrolled Seizures
  • Refractory epilepsy
  • Available treatment options
  • VNS Therapy
REGISTER NOW: (855) 585-6607
Sponsored by Cyberonics, Inc
Epilepsy Summit 2015
March 26-28, 2015, Manhattan Beach

The state of California is fortunate to be served by three epilepsy foundations: Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles is putting on a wonderful educational program:
  • Dr. Charlotte Dravet from France will be one of the featured speakers and she will host a forum just for parents of children with Dravet Syndrome during the Summit. 
  • Dr. Patrick Chauvel, a world expert in temporal and extra-temporal lobe epilepsies is a guest speaker. 
  • Dr. Bonni Goldstein will speak about CBD oil for seizures. 
The Summit offers a CME conference for neurologists; a conference for healthcare professionals on implementing a dietary therapy program; and a conference for individuals/families with separate tracks for parents, adults and Spanish-speaking families. 

More details here
There's Still Time Left!
Will you be the lucky winner...

Enter the RAFFLE to win a FREE SmartWatchComplete the entry form online before midnight on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The winner will be notified by Monday, March 2, 2015. One entry per person. To find out if a SmartWatch will work for you or someone you love read the qualifications before your raffle submission.
(Entries from the Northern California region only.)

SmartWatch and service made possible by a generous donation from SmartMonitor. 

SmartWatch Questions? Call Sheri Becker 408-754-1695 x 319 or sheri.becker@smart-monitor.com 
Epilepsy Awareness Stroll 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Vallejo, CA 


Registration COMING SOON!

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