Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Expert Community Neurologist 'Speaking of Epilepsy' in a Vancouver Round-table Discussion

Expert Community Neurologist 'Speaking of Epilepsy' in a Vancouver Round-table Discussion

Dr. Gordon Mackie to Lead Question & Answer for BC Epilepsy on July 15 in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 11, 2003

If you have a question only a neurologist can answer, bring it to this lively roundtable discussion led by expert neurologist, Dr. Gordon Mackie, MSc, MD, FRCPC.

Whether you are one of the 40,000 people in B. C. living with epilepsy, or simply curious about neurology, this knowledgeable Richmond doctor will educate you about the medical side of epilepsy and brain function in this open-ended question-and-answer session at BC Epilepsy on Tuesday, July 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

As keynote speaker at the July 15 roundtable at BC Epilepsy at 120 – 535 West 10th Avenue in Vancouver, Dr. Mackie will discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of neurology and epilepsy. With nearly 20 years of medical experience, specialized training in EEG and epilepsy, and several published articles to his credit, this community neurologist specializes in the treatment of epilepsy.

Active in several health boards and associations, Dr. Mackie places a priority on sharing his knowledge with his community and educating the public about the health effects of living with epilepsy.

The lecture by Dr. Mackie is hosted by BC Epilepsy as part of its 'Speaking of Epilepsy' Summer Lecture Series 2003. BC Epilepsy is a non-profit society founded in 1959 to provide resources, support, programs and services to people in BC living with epilepsy. “BC Epilepsy is very much a community-driven organization,” says Pam Gill, Acting Executive Director, “and in the last four years our members have emphasized the need for education to demystify epilepsy as well as the desire to connect with other people living with epilepsy.”

In response, BC Epilepsy has developed new programming and service initiatives such as Partners in Teaching, which will deliver epilepsy awareness workshops to 457 elementary schools by December, and the 'Speaking of Epilepsy' Summer Lecture Series 2003. This series will educate both the public and people with epilepsy on the range of healthcare and lifestyle choices available to people living with epilepsy.

BC Epilepsy’s 'Speaking of Epilepsy' Summer Lecture Series 2003 features talks on “Traditional Chinese Medicine” (July 9), “Ask a Neurologist” (July 15), “Women and Epilepsy” (July 23), “Anti-epileptic Medications” (July 30), “Disability Benefits” (Aug 6) and “Introducing Reflexology” (Aug 13).

The Summer Lecture Series 2003 will be held at the BC Epilepsy office at 120 – 535 West 10th Avenue (off Cambie), Vancouver on July 9, July 15, July 23, August 6 and August 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Each lecture is $10 for the public and free to BC Epilepsy members and volunteers.