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
"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