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Please check here regularly for information on research currently being done in the field of epilepsy as well as for information on research studies that people living with epilepsy and their families in BC can participate in:

  • The Strongest Families Neurodevelopmental (Parents Empowering Neurodiverse Kids) Study is looking for participation from parents of children living with epilepsy. Dr. Patrick McGrath and Dr. Lucy Lach with the CHILD-BRIGHT Network have developed a project to test a new parenting program for families with neurodiverse children who are also dealing with behaviours that are having a negative impact on the activities of daily life. Read more about the program here and sign up for the study here.
  • Janson & Bainbridge (2020). Continuing Burden of Refractory Epilepsy. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 1-3.
    • View this article here
  • A team led by Neuroethics Canada's Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Patrick McDonald have been awarded a $750,000 research grant from the US’s National Institute of Mental Health to fund a study “to address the knowledge gap and ethical considerations surrounding novel neurotechnological interventions and the pathway to their adoption for pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy"
    • To learn more, please check out the Centre for Brain Health website here or the Neuroethics Canada website here.

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