Epilepsy: Finding Help

2018 National Epilepsy Conference

  • Epilepsy is often a hidden medical condition, yet it affects over 4,000 persons in Malta and Gozo. Learning that a family member or loved one has been diagnosed with epilepsy can be a big shock, especially due to the many questions about treatment, societal misunderstandings and the stigma association with this condition. Diagnosis may also require several medical and support services. It can also greatly affect a person’s social and personal life. Many persons can feel lost as where to start looking for help.

     “Epilepsy: Finding Help”, has thus been chosen to be the theme of this year’s national conference of the Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association.  The conference is being held in conjunction with the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Malta. The conference, which will convene at the Dolmen Resort Hotel on Saturday 10 March 2018, will focus on practical aspects of how and where to seek help for proper epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. The conference will be opened by HE Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta. Among the speakers will be Prof Dorothee Kasteleijn, Netherlands. Several distinguished local speakers such as Dr. Josanne Aquilina, Dr. Doriette Soler, Dr. Edith Said, Dr. John Farrugia, will be sharing their experience as well as the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops.

    This conference will be of specific interest to persons with epilepsy and their families, educators, teachers and LSAs and various health care professionals and students (doctors, pharmacists, nurses etc) who work with persons with epilepsy. The registration form can be downloaded from the website of  Caritas Malta. For further information contact maltaepilepsy@gmail.com.