RESEARCH TO CHECK OUT
Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)
The Ontario Brain Institute is a research centre seeking to make Ontario one of the world leaders in neuroscience and brain research. It is a not-for-profit, provincially-funded organization. They have created several convergent partnerships with patients, clinicians, industry, researchers, as well as advocates to further innovative services and discovery that improve lives of those living with brain issues and disorders. Click here for further information about OBI.
EpLink is the Epilepsy Research Program of the Ontario Brain Institute. They are an epilepsy research program determined to find new ways to diagnose, treat and improve the lives of people living with drug-resistant epilepsy. Their program is funded by OBI and aims to bring innovative health solutions directly to the epilepsy community. Their main mission improve quality of life for people with epilepsy by reducing seizures through research. One day they hope their vision will come true, which is to have an epilepsy-free world. Click here for further information about EpLink.
Impact of Epilepsy on Canadians Survey
In 2011, the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) released the results from the first ever national survey, The Impact of Epilepsy on Canadians. The survey was done to investigate the current impact on the life and health of Canadians with epilepsy. The survey explored both national and regional perspectives. This understanding is important so that innovations can be created to solve the challenges facing those affected by the condition. The survey was conducted among adults living with epilepsy in both official languages during the fall of 2011. To view the results of this survey, click here.
University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program (UTERP)
On Jan. 1, 2004, the University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program (UTERP) was created to promote epilepsy research at UofT and its affiliated teaching hospitals. Members of UTERP come from a variety of expertise, experiences, and backgrounds (to read about members research, click here). This including researchers, physicians, students and interested persons. Their goal – to improve communications, facilitate collaborations and boost funding in epilepsy research. Click here for further information about UTERP.