Epilepsy Research UK invites you to the next in our series of live Research Roundtable webinars. This month we’ll be discussing epilepsy and genetics.

We’ll be hearing from the experts and people with lived experience about the underlying genetic causes of epilepsy, how identifying genes linked to epilepsy could improve treatments, and how groundbreaking gene therapy could offer hope for the future. The session is open to everyone and will be held at 11am on Friday 26th March (which is also Purple Day!).

So, whether you are affected by epilepsy, researching epilepsy, or just interested to learn more, we hope you can join us.

Register for free here

All previous Epilepsy Research UK webinar places have been filled before the event so register now to avoid disappointment!  

Our fantastic guest speakers include:

  • Craig – will discuss his personal experience of epilepsy
  • Dr Charles Steward – Patient Advocacy and Engagement Lead at Congenica and father of a child with West syndrome, will discuss the fascinating human genome.
  • Dr Kate Baker – Clinical geneticist at the University of Cambridge, will discuss how genetic mutations may provide answers for patients and their families.
  • Dr Gabriele Lignani – Epilepsy Research UK Emerging Leader Fellow and researcher, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London, will discuss how gene therapy could be used to rewrite a person’s genetic code and offer a potential treatment for epilepsy.

There will be a Q&A session with the speakers after the presentations, so please send any questions you may have to our Head of Research, Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett here.

And don’t forget that this Friday (26th March) is Purple Day 2021 and we’re asking supporters to dress their beloved pets in purple to help us raise vital funds for research!

Whether it’s a sweater for your setter, a cap for your cat, or a coat for your goat, share your photos with the hashtag #PurpleDay and #PurrpleDayPets (don’t forget to tag us!) from now until Friday and ask your friends and family to donate via our website or our Purple Day Facebook Fundraiser. We’ll be sharing the most pawsome pet pics on Purple Day – whoever takes our favourite photo will be sent an Epilepsy Research UK goodie bag!

Find more information on how to get involved and support research this Purple Day here.