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2014-04-09 16:23:26

Her Voice for Epilepsy Foundation on TV and Radio Supports More Than 2 Million People in the U.S. Living with Seizures, including over 200,000 in Southern California. LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles are proud to announce spokesperson Elizabeth Espinosa will be talking about epilepsy on Southern California radio's KFI AM 640 as a host of Thompson and Espinosa, which airs weekdays from 1-3...

2014-03-21 08:24:02

Attend in-person or via regional webcast PORTLAND, Ore., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces a regional conference on Saturday, April 5 that will highlight a variety of epilepsy related topics. The conference will be held at the Vey Conference Center at Doernbecher Children's Hospital on the OHSU campus in Portland beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference is free and open to the public and will be available via webcast. Presentations...

2014-01-22 12:26:32

$200,000 to be Awarded at 2014 Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference in San Francisco June 5-7, 2014 LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation today announced a call for entries for the third annual epilepsy "Shark Tank" competition and is accepting submissions that represent the most innovative ideas in epilepsy and seizure treatment and care. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is March 14, 2014. The selected finalists will receive...

2014-01-16 08:27:21

Conference Unites Innovators, Clinicians, Industry, Investors and the Epilepsy Community in San Francisco on June 5-7, 2014 Registration Now Open LANDOVER, Md., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation announced today that the 4(th )Biennial Epilepsy Pipeline Update Conference 2014, an initiative of the Epilepsy Therapy Project, will be held on June 5-7, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San...

2013-10-25 16:23:56

Seattle and Spokane Host Conferences SEATTLE, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces two regional conferences in November celebrating National November Epilepsy Awareness Month. The conferences will be held in Seattle, WA and in Spokane, WA, and are free and open to the public. The conference in Seattle will be on Saturday, November 2 at the William Foege Building at the University of Washington from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Keynote speaker,...

2013-10-21 12:27:40

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), the leading nongovernmental funder of epilepsy research, is proud to announce the most recent recipients of research grants awarded this year. Over $2 million was awarded in this cycle. "These investigators have demonstrated they understand the urgency in finding cures for the epilepsies, and we are confident in their abilities to accelerate breakthroughs," stated Susan Axelrod,...

2013-08-20 20:21:20

DEA Delays Threaten to Hurt People Living with Seizures WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation calls on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to revise its process for reviewing new treatments. The current method dampens innovation and lacks transparency for both consumers and industry. Currently when a new treatment with abuse potential is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the sponsors may not commercially market the drug...

2013-05-20 08:28:02

-- Warren Lammert, Investor and Father of Child with Epilepsy, Named Chairman -- LANDOVER, Md., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation, a national organization dedicated to serving all people with seizures, today announced the election of its first official Board of Directors, following the completion of its merger with the Epilepsy Therapy Project. Directors from both organizations and several new nominees sit on the newly-formed board. Warren Lammert,...

2013-04-25 08:35:36

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), in partnership with The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN), today announced that the Pleschourt family from Dundas, Minnesota was awarded sponsorship to attend The Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy(®) in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130425/NY01600) Mark and Melissa Pleschourt's 13-year-old daughter, Taylor, was...

2013-04-25 08:35:33

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), in partnership with The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey (EFNJ), today announced that the Pretz family from Brielle, New Jersey was awarded sponsorship to attend The Epilepsy Foundation's National Walk for Epilepsy(®) in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130425/NY01596) Todd and Ellen Pretz's 17-year-old daughter, Kelly, was diagnosed with...