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National Epilepsy Awareness Week 2017

Isulong ang Laban sa Epilepsy, Iangat ang Buhay!

Last September 4-8, 2017, the Department of Neurosciences hosted the celebrations for the 16th National Epilepsy Awareness Week. There was a slew of activities for everyone to participate in, from the stakeholders, patients and caregivers, to the healthcare providers. Patients and caregivers were also invited to join the focused group discussions concerning feasibility of employment as a person with epilepsy (PWE) and concepts of caregivers towards their role in the PWE's lives. Winners of the Selfielepsy Online Photo Contest were also announced and awarded their prizes.

Scroll through the post to see details of NEAW 2017 in photos:

September 4, 2017: Opening ceremonies

Booth exhibit at the elevator lobby

Ribbon cutting by (L-R): Dr. Ana Javelosa, past president of the Philippine League Against Epilepsy (PLAE); Dr. Mel Mitchel Villaluz, incumbent president of PLAE; Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, PGH Director; Dr. Rhea Salonga-Quimpo, consultant adviser for NEAW 2017

Our Epilepsy influencers getting a photo at our Selfielepsy booth

Joined by Dr. Gap Legaspi

September 4, 2017: Lay Forum

Patients and caregivers in attendance

Dr. Villaluz gave the opening remarks

Dr. Salonga-Quimpo welcomes attendees

Topics included: "Ano ang Epilepsy?" by Dr. Nicole Aliling

"Nagagamot ba ang Epilepsy?" by Dr. Romeo Porlas, Jr.

"Puede ba ang gamot na generic?" by Dr. Ana Javelosa

Participation from the attendees

"Delikado ba ang Epilepsy?" by Dr. Marc Fernandez

"Buhay ng magulang ng pasyenteng may Epilepsy" by Dr. Lourdes Ledesma

Information on Epilepsy

The program

"Epilepsy at ang Disability Act" by Ms. Dela Cruz

Certificates of appreciation awarded to the speakers

September 4, 2017: Focused Group Discussion

September 5, 2017: Epilepsy Symposium for Healthcare Providers

Dr. Bernadette Terencio on the ILAE 2017 Classification of Epilepsy

Attendees from different sectors of PGH and from other training institutions

Drs. Clare Enriquez and Robert Sarmiento as hosts

Dr. Ana Javelosa on Differential Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Dr. Salonga-Quimpo on Antiepilepsy Drug Treatment

Dr. Fernandez on Status Epilepticus

Dr. Carissa Dioquino-Maligaso on the UP Manila Policy on Medical Marijuana

Recognition for the symposium speakers

September 6, 2017: Grand Rounds on Medical Marijuana

Speakers, Dr. Rhea Salonga-Quimpo and Dr. Carissa Dioquino-Maligaso with the Department staff, residents and students showing their reaction to Medical Marijuana: NO!

September 8, 2017: Awarding of the Selfielepsy Photo Contest Winners

Dr. Vida Andal accepting the award for 2nd place on behalf of her brother, Dr. Gerard Andal. Dr. Gerard Andal wins an Oppo A37 phone.

The grand prize winner receives an Oppo A57 phone and other freebies

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