20111111 Seizure Awareness Workshop

Dear department members,

UBC Psychiatry is arranging for a Seizure Awareness workshop through the BC Epilepsy Society to promote awareness and coping techniques should we encounter anyone who experiences a seizure.

Any staff member, student or faculty member is welcome to attend this half hour session, as are any of our colleagues from UBC hospital here on campus. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested in attending. Regretfully, this is not available via videocast.

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2011

Time: 1.00pm to 1.30pm.

Location: Detwiller Pavilion 2N AB

Seizure Awareness Workshop
Presented by the BC Epilepsy Society
About 1 out of 12 people will have a seizure in their lifetime. Epilepsy, a neurological condition that involves recurring seizures, affects approximately 40,000 people in BC. This workshop will province accurate and up-to-date information about epilepsy and seizures. This includes how to recognize different types of seizures and types of assistance/first aid which may be required during and after a seizure.

The BC Epilepsy Society empowers, educates, and supports British Columbians living with epilepsy.

Janie McCallum
Manager, Human Resources
Department of Psychiatry, UBC
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3