Epilepsy: What’s new?
“Epilepsy: What’s New?” has 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 Hotel on Saturday 14 March 2020, will highlight recent advances in the treatment and management of epilepsy. There are over 4,000 persons who have been diagnosed with epilepsy in Malta and Gozo. Epilepsy is often a hidden medical condition which requires several varying medical and support services and it can greatly affect a person’s social and personal life. Among the speakers will be Prof Helen Cross, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Ms Galia Wilson, Dravet Syndrome UK. We also have several distinguished local speakers and interactive workshops.
This conference will be of specific interest to persons with epilepsy and their families, educators, teachers and LSEs and various health care professionals and students (doctors, pharmacists, nurses etc) who work with persons with epilepsy. We are sure that this conference will be of great interest to all the participants and the interactive session will stimulate a great deal of discussion. You can download the programme and registration form for this conference from HERE.
When do we meet?
Meetings for members are held 2nd Friday of alternative months. During these meetings, professionals in different areas are invited to give talks about their respective subjects. Sometimes these meetings are a means of experience sharing and support seeking. All that is shared during these meetings is treated with the strictest respect and everyone pledges to uphold confidentiality.
Save these dates……
Members’ Meetings for 2020
(all meetings at 6pm unless otherwise noted)
Wednesday 8 January 2020- Guest Speaker Mr Oliver Scicluna, Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disability
Saturday 14 March 2020 - National Epilepsy Conference, Dolmen Resort Hotel (9am to 4pm)
Friday 17 April 2020- Extra members’s meeting after conference
Friday 15 May 2020 - Annual General Meeting
Friday 10 July 2020 - Member’s Meeting
1Friday 11 September 2020 - Member’s Meeting
Friday 13 November 2020 - Member’s Meeting
All meetings (except National Epilepsy Conference) will be held at 6pm, Caritas Malta, 5 Lion Street, Floriana.