International Epilepsy Day 2016

International Epilepsy Day

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Global event celebrated annually on the 2nd Monday of February to promote awareness of epilepsy right around the world.

International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers.

This is a day for everyone, no matter where you are, no matter how small your group or large your area, no matter whether you focus on the medical or the social aspects of the disease. We want you to help us celebrate International Epilepsy Day! Let’s speak with one global voice.

The Day is a joint initiative by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

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How to Get Involved

Download the IBE Traveller's Handbook

IBE Traveller’s Handbook

Download this very useful booklet for anyone undertaking a trip. Containing general advice for travellers on accommodation, insurance, driving and getting around.

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Send us Your Selfies & Pics

Show the world how you celebrate #EpilepsyDay! Send us your selfies and pics under the ‘Yes, I Can!’ theme and we’ll post them on the official website Selfie Wall and our social media pages.

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Attend an #EpilepsyDay Event

Attend one of the many #EpilepsyDayEvents happening around the globe!

Epilepsy Events

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Jörn Sundström, Finland

There are six members in this Finnish-Swedish family living in a west-coast town called Kokkola. The father, Jörn Sundström (41) is estate agent and the mother, Eva Sundström (40) is an accountant (formerly a nurse). They fell in love [...]

Claudia Medina, Chile

Julián, my son, was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2011, when he was 8-years-old. I remember it like it was yesterday: We were doing a math assignment, but he could not concentrate because he was worried [...]

Katie Cooke, Ireland

Katie Cooke is an 18-year-old girl who suffers with an aggressive and refractory form of epilepsy and she experiences more than ten seizures with loss of consciousness every night and day. How has she become [...]

Claire, Scotland

Clare, now 20, was diagnosed with epilepsy aged 6. She had had an “unusual feeling”and had alerted her sister, Megan, who was able to see changes in Clare’s face. The doctors were unsure what was [...]

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Epilepsy Events

International Epilepsy Day is celebrated in hundreds of countries around the world. Many have already scheduled events and activities to celebrate and mark the day. Find an event near you and show your support for International Epilepsy Day.

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