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Dr. Edward Chang, UCSF
Dr. Robert Fisher, Stanford
Dr. Josef Parvizi, Stanford

"Epilepsy Reveals the Brain in Action"
From the outside, a seizure looks like the product of a brain in chaos, but in reality, it's the opposite. To read full article, click here

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Dr. Josef Parvizi, Stanford
Professor Chris Chafe
"Stanford Scientists Build a 'Brain Stethoscope' to Turn Seizures Into Music" 
When Chris Chafe and Josef Parvizi began transforming recordings of brain activity into music, they did so with artistic aspirations. To read full article, click here
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Candlelight Gala 
Join the fun!
Friday, November 15, 2013 
Julia Morgan Ballroom
San Francisco, California
Proceeds fund research, education and services for the more than 140,000 Northern Californians living 
with epilepsy. 
A special thanks to those who have purchased a ticket!

Register ONLINE 
Sponsorships and auction items needed. 
Got Support?
Let's talk. Bina and teenage daughter Sarina have started a support group in San Jose, open to teens between the ages of twelve to eighteen. Sarina decided to take action after experiencing feelings of alienation and frustration after her diagnosis with epilepsy. "My goal is to help other teens overcome challenges of acceptance, share stories and experiences as well as reassure others that we are not alone, and gain empowerment through support, knowledge and confidence." For more information, contact Sarina or Bina at sraghavan@pres-net.com or bina6260@gmail.com.
Check out the list of free monthly support groups offered at various locations throughout the Northern California region. Interested in starting your own support group? Contact us. 
Listen in!
Did you know that there are free educational audio conferences about epilepsy? The Epilepsy Centers of Excellence at the Department of Veterans Affairs provide conferences for both healthcare providers, and for epilepsy patients and their caregivers.  Conferences are open to anyone interested in learning more about epilepsy and seizures.  Access audio conferences by dialing 1-800-767-1750 and entering the access code 45129# on the specified date and time of the audio conference.  
For more details about audio conferences or for information on the clinical services provided to Veteran patients at the Epilepsy Centers of Excellence please visit www.epilepsy.va.gov.
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Our staff & volunteers provide basic epilepsy training, seizure recognition, and seizure first aid in various community settings: 
School Personnel, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Service Providers, Companies/Corporations, Service Clubs and other venues. 
Help stamp out the stigma -- knowledge is power!
Want to set up an appointment or volunteer to give trainings in your area? Email us: efnca@epilepsynorcal.org or
call (415) 677-4011
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San Francisco, CA 94104

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