Today we’re joining our global partners and celebrating International #EpilepsyDay – a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 130 countries every year.

This International Epilepsy Day we’re taking the opportunity to highlight some of the vital international collaborations we have funded, thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

Click on the image below to read more about these exciting international research projects:

Results from our national and international research projects like these are published worldwide and presented at conferences such as the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Congress. The ILAE is the world’s pre-eminent association of health professionals and scientists working in epilepsy, of which Epilepsy Research UK is a proud member of. You can find out more about the ILAE and our involvement in the organisation here.

Looking for a way to support vital projects like these this International #EpilepsyDay?

Put your best foot forward and sign up to the #Brainathlon in aid of three leading neuro research charities – Epilepsy Research UK, Brain Tumour Research and Brain Research UK. Join us during #Brainathlon week – 25th April to 1st May – and walk 10 miles, run 15 miles and climb 1.2 miles (2,500 steps) to support vital neuro research. You can do the challenge solo or take it on with friends or family over the week – the choice is yours!