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Epilepsy Research

October 4, 2017 | By |

Since the 1990’s, more than a dozen new drugs, devices, and dietary therapies have become available to people living with epilepsy. Despite the benefits and reduced side effects these treatments have offered, the number of people living with epilepsy who cannot effectively control their seizures has remained at 30%, the same as it was more than two decades ago.

It is time to shake up the system with a new approach. Let’s change the system – together.

The Epilepsy Foundation Research Program supports the entire spectrum of discovery from idea to market and is focused solely on the needs of people with epilepsy. We help foster the development of the next generation of scientists and support research that leads to better treatments and care. We strive for excellence, innovation, and radical thinking to end epilepsy. Join our fight: www.epilepsy.com/research.

25 Apr

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Educational Conferences

April 25, 2014 | By |

Join us on 11.04.17 for our 2017 Adult Epilepsy Conference!

RSVP ONLINE

Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Tucson Epilepsy Education Seminar!

Thank you to all who attended our Annual 2017 Epilepsy Pediatric Patient Care Conference!

2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference

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A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference Sponsors! FULL VIDEO for 2016 coming soon!

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Interested in sponsoring an upcoming conference? contact the Foundation at info@epilepsyaz.org or call 602-406-3581.

 

28 Apr

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Studio E

April 28, 2014 | By |

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Thank you to all of our 2017 Participants! See you next summer!

 

ATTN: WE DO NOT HAVE A FAX MACHINE.
PLEASE SEND IN COMPLETED APPLICATION BY SCANNING/EMAILING TO

 INFO@EPILEPSYAZ.ORG OR MAILING TO:

Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
ATTN: Studio E
350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

lundbeck_logoStudio E is made possible through an ongoing partnership between Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical company committed to helping people with epilepsy, and the Epilepsy Foundation. To learn more about the Studio E program or see artwork generated during previous programs, visit YourPartnerInEpilepsy.com.

 

20 Apr

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EFAZ Share Your Story Project

April 20, 2017 | By |

If you have epilepsy, are the parent/guardian, sibling, or friend of someone w/epilepsy and want to share your story to help inspire others, please carefully read and complete the following form. Thank you!

  • NOTE: ALL participants MUST read/complete the following release form in order to have their responses considered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona. Thank you!
  • Please provide a response to the following questions below:

 

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20 Apr

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Epilepsy Support Groups

April 20, 2017 | By |

We offer a number of monthly epilepsy support & empowerment groups across the state, that provide individuals with epilepsy and their families, the opportunity to meet, share resources, speak with medical professionals and unite.

View our Calendar for more details!

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24 Apr

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Camp Candlelight

April 24, 2014 | By |

 

Applications for Camp Candlelight 2017 are now CLOSED.

 

About Camp Candlelight

For an entire week, children with epilepsy (ages 8-17), enjoy all the fun activities and friendships that come with a classic trip to summer camp. While partaking in camp adventures and entertainment, the children are able to leave behind various challenges epilepsy can bring to their daily lives. At Camp Candlelight, campers are surrounded by dozens of other campers who have epilepsy and share in many of the same experiences stemming from the seizure disorder. Camp is often the first time many children meet others their age with epilepsy. Imagine the unique opportunity children have by not worrying about what people think if they have a seizure or if they will be excluded from activities just because they are different. At Camp Candlelight, epilepsy is the norm.

Camp Candlelight features activities such as: rock climbing, high ropes course, s’mores around the campfire, paintball, swimming, Studio E, epilepsy informational sessions and nature hikes. More important than the activities, Camp Candlelight is an opportunity to bond with other children who experience a seizure disorder.

Camper Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a diagnosis of epilepsy or seizure disorders
  • Be ages 8 through 17 (can vary depending on doctor’s description of child’s age level conduct)
  • Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet with minimal assistance

 

We’d like to thank and recognize our 2017 Camp Candlelight Sponsors for their generous support!

 

 

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21 Sep

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2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference

September 21, 2016 | By |

Join Us for the 2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference!

It’s informative & FREE register online today! REGISTER

A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Adult Epilepsy Conference Sponsors! 

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27 Jul

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Calling All Volunteers!

July 27, 2015 | By |

Do you have epilepsy? Do you have a close friend or family member who has epilepsy? Do you want to make a difference and dedicate some of your free time to helping people in the epilepsy community? Then you should come volunteer for us!  We have a myriad of volunteer opportunities available to those willing and able to aid us on our mission to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research.

Here is a list of some of our volunteer opportunities:

IMPORTANT FORMS & DOCUMENTS:

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This document must be filled out by ALL volunteers to track hours/services. This will also need to be presented to the Foundation to in order to gain recognition for volunteer hours served that given year.
This document outlines steps needed in order to become an official EFAZ Trainer Volunteer.
This document outlines steps needed to become a volunteer phone mentor. This document also includes the call log, which all phone mentors MUST fill out and provide to the Foundation, quarterly.
This document outlines what it takes to be an EFAZ tabling volunteer and includes helpful FAQs.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION:

29 Jul

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Register for Continuing Education for School Nurses

July 29, 2014 | By |

This 3 ½ hour train-the-trainer program features a neuro-nurse explaining aspects of epilepsy, seizure types, diagnosis, treatment, and first aid for the student having a seizure. If you are interested in attending, please contact us via the form below.

 

Please complete the following information and click submit

 

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25 Apr

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Get Seizure Smart!

April 25, 2014 | By |

School Nurse Continuing Education – Managing Students with Seizures (Online Course)

The Epilepsy Foundation and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) partner to provide a school nurse continuing education program titled “Managing Students with Seizures: A Training for School Nurses.” NASN involvement insures that objectives and content are specifically designed to meet the real and immediate needs of school nurses.

  • Get the FREE seizure management training nurses need ,online
  • Earn 3.2 continuing education units
  • Learn how to teach others to support students with epilepsy
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Visit  www.livewebcast.net/SeizureTraining4nurses to begin your online training today.

Objectives of the program include:

  • Recognize seizures and their impact
  • Know current treatment options and their safe effects
  • Know appropriate first aid
  • Develop a seizure action plan
  • Understand key elements of a training for teachers and other school personnel

 

Let’s Get Seizure Smart

The training for school staff/personnel is FREE, only 1-hour in length, and doesn’t include any testing afterwards! Each trainee will just be asked to take a brief survey, which helps us to continue improving our seizure and epilepsy awareness trainings. We hope you’ll take advantage of this vital resource so next time someone has a seizure YOU can be Seizure Smart!

Request Seizure Smart Training

Please complete the form below and we’ll work 1-on-1 with you to schedule an on-site training at your school or workplace. An Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona staff member will reach out to you after this form is submitted to set this up. Thank you!

To request a training, please complete the following information and click submit.

 

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