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IBE & ILAE Joint Statement on Coronavirus Vaccine

The following statement was provided by the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International ...

Research collaboration between New Zealand and Japan

Research offers new hope for people living with seizures A research collaboration involving the Univ...

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WHO REPORT – DISCRIMINATION A KEY BARRIER TO QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY Discrimi...

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At Epilepsy New Zealand we are committed to not only supporting people living with epilepsy today bu...

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Epilepsy Information and Support Line now available

Our Epilepsy Educators are available to provide advice, information, and assistance to people living...

COVID-19 Vaccine and Epilepsy

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in New Zealand. We know that many of ...

Epilepsy Specialist Series 2020

Epilepsy New Zealand was pleased to host a webinar with two of Australia's most pre-eminent epilepsy...

New research shows 1,633 lives could be saved through seizure improvement

Please note – this is Australian information. New research from Monash University shows a 10% ...

SUDEP Action Day is coming up!

October 23 is SUDEP Action Day. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) occurs when a person wit...

Surviving COVID-19 from a psychological perspective: Advice for people with epilepsy and their families

The following article was produced by Professor Gus A Baker and Professor Steven Kemp on behalf of t...

Coronavirus and Epilepsy

The COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation has entered a new phase.  This viral infection is affecti...

Deloitte Economic Burden Report

The economic burden of epilepsy in Australia, 2019-2020

Report finds annual cost of epilepsy in 2019/20 will be $12.3b Epilepsy New Zealand in Australia und...

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WHO Report – Epilepsy: A public health imperative

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases worldwide, affecting around 50 million peop...

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IBE Epilepsy Congress

The 13th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress will be held from 8-11 October 2020 in Fukuoka, Japa...

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Life Matters – Podcasts

A series of podcasts has been developed by the ABC Melbourne in conjunction with the Chronic Illness...

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Epilepsy Paediatric Patient Survey

A survey of 258 participants was conducted which aimed to better understand the impact of epilepsy o...

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Star Wars – Photosensitive Consumer Advice

SEIZURE TRIGGER WARNING Please note certain scenes in the new film, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalke...

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International Epilepsy Day: Art Competition

Celebrating Friendship & Inclusion is the theme of 2020’s International Epilepsy Day!  To ...

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Medicinal Cannabis Scheme Expanded

30 more children living with epilepsy to be included A Victorian teenager who spent the past seven y...

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SUDEP Action Day – 23 October

What is SUDEP Action Day? SUDEP Action Day is a special day which brings organisations and people to...

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