A world day for Epilepsy Awareness. Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day! Our list of Partner Organizations from around the world is also growing!
2nd Annual Into the Light Walk for Epilepsy Awareness
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2013
Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10014
CHECK-IN BEGINS: 10:00 AM
OPENING CEREMONIES: 11:15 AM
WALK: 12:00 PM
WALK ENDS: 1:30 PM
As with last year, Columbia will be sponsoring a team at the "Into the Light" walk for epilepsy awareness, held Saturday November 9th. It would be great if we have a strong showing and raise awareness both for epilepsy and our tremendous center. If you want to join the Columbia team you can register at EFMNY.org/events, and select "join an existing team." It's $40, but you do get a team shirt!
EPILEPSY AWARENESS DAY
A free, public event for people with epilepsy, their families, friends, and caregivers.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2013
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
This educational event is aimed at providing information about epilepsy in children and adults, including current therapies and latest treatment developments, sleep and memory issues with epilepsy, and women's issues. Please join our physicians and staff as they share their expertise on these important topics.
- A conference for people with epilepsy, their families and friends -
We invite you to attend the 7th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day conference held on Saturday, November 6th, at the Vivian & Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center. This conference will provide you with information about
epilepsy and the many treatment possibilities that exist and the latest developments in newer treatments, research and the quality of life for persons with epilepsy.
Presentations will include information on new medications, surgery and device therapies, alternative treatments, genetics of epilepsy, women's health and bone health, how childhood epilepsies affect cognition in children, sleep disorders, and how epilepsy affects mood. Speakers include physicians from the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.