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Public lecture on Epilepsy and Genetics

June 9, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Public lecture on Epilepsy and Genetics

Professor Sanjay Sisodiya, University College London, will be an invited speaker at a special lecture being organised by the Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association in conjunction with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Malta; President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society and Epilepsy Society of Malta on Tuesday 13 June 2017. His lecture will focus on recent developments in the understanding of epilepsy and genetics and will be held on Tuesday 13 June 2017, 6pm at Caritas Malta, 5 Lion Street Floriana. Persons with epilepsy, relatives and friends, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, social workers, teachers and other interested professionals are urged to attend for this informative session and to raise more awareness on the condition of Epilepsy. Entrance is free of charge, but due to limited space it is important to confirm attendance by forwarding your details to

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder affecting around 1% of all persons worldwide. In Malta around 4000 persons have been diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite medical advances 30% of persons with epilepsy remain refractory to medicines available and still have seizures. Moreover, there is still a great deal of stigma and discrimination and misunderstanding about this condition. Professor Sisodiya is Professor of Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and trained in Neurology in Oxford. His key interests are in epilepsy, difficult-to-treat epilepsy, epilepsy genetics and treatment-response genetics. He runs a specialist inpatient facility for the evaluation and management of epilepsy in adults.

Please note that the Malta Union of Teachers is just helping out in dissemination of information and is not responsible for this event or its details. Queries and difficulties on the above should therefore not be directed to the MUT but to the entity responsible.

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