National Epilepsy Conference

Dear Colleagues,

The Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association, in conjunction with the Department of Clinical

Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Malta, is organizing its national conference on Saturday 22 February 2014, Dolmen Resort Hotel, Malta.

The title of this year’s conference is:

Epilepsy is more than just seizures

L-Epilessija mhijiex sempliċiment aċċessjonijiet

 There are over 3,000 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. This year’s national conference will discuss how stigma in epilepsy causes discrimination, inequality, social exclusion and employment problems. In order to improve quality of life of persons with epilepsy we need employment legislation, access to treatment, education and funding for research.

We are honoured that among the speakers at the national conference will be Prof Phil Smith, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of Wales, UK and Ms Christine Bennett, UK Epilepsy Nurse. We also have several distinguished local speakers and also interactive workshops.

We are sure that, as usual, this conference will be of great interest to all the participants.

Attached you will find the programme and an application form for this conference. The cost has been kept at a minimum of €25 per person, lunch and coffee breaks included.

There is a limited number of seats, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

Ms Victoria Dimech
Secretary, Malta Caritas Epilepsy
Zenit, Paul Borg Street Attard ATD 2633
Tel 27436442 Email

Ms Zvetlana Zerafa
C/o Department of Clinical Pharmacology and
Therapeutics. University of Malta Msida MSD06
Tel 23402845

Please send registration to one of the persons above with payment by Monday 13 February 2014.
Cheques to be made out to Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association