With just a week to go, we thought we’d share with you a sneak preview of what we have planned this year…

TOP SECRET EVENT COMING SOON

Stay tuned later this week for an exciting announcement…

ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 RESEARCH AWARDS

To kick off the week, on Monday 24th May we will be sharing the exciting and essential new research projects that have been awarded funding in our 2021 grant round. Despite the numerous challenges charities have faced this year, Epilepsy Research UK is thrilled to be able to continue funding vital research thanks to the generosity and determination of our supporters.

COFFEE WITH CRONUTT THE SEA LION

Yes, that’s right – a sea lion with epilepsy! Join us at 4pm on Tuesday to hear from Professor Scott Baraban from the University of California San Francisco, who has been able to gift Cronutt the Sea Lion a life free from epilepsy through the power of research! This live webinar will be hosted by Epilepsy Research UK Trustee and Professor of Translational Neuroscience at UCL, Stephanie Schorge.

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HOT TOPICS WEBINAR: THE FACTS ON CANNABINOIDS & EPILEPSY

At 2pm on Wednesday, we’re bringing together two experts on cannabinoids and epilepsy to learn the facts on this contentious but important topic. Journalist Andrew Peaple hosts this special Hot Topics webinar and is joined by Kishan Vyas, Associate Medical Director at GW Pharmaceuticals, and Epilepsy Research UK President, Professor Helen Cross OBE.

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RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE: 2021 ANNUAL RESEARCH AWARDS

Join us at 2pm on Thursday to hear directly from our 2021 Research Awardees in a special Research Roundtable webinar. We’ll learn more about the projects awarded this year, and what the researchers hope to achieve for people living with epilepsy.

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#BEYONDCOVID

To conclude the week, we will be catching up with our Trustee, Joe Brice, on the Research Blog. Joe will discuss how the charity has adapted to the pandemic to continue driving and enabling the best research into epilepsy. We’ll also hear from some incredible longstanding supporters, who have been fundraising for Epilepsy Research UK for over 25 years.

PLUS… MUCH MORE!!

We’ll be sharing a special Research Blog every day throughout the week, and there are plenty of surprises in store, so stay tuned! Don’t miss a single thing in the leadup and throughout the week and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and sign up to our E:Bulletin here.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT EPILEPSY RESEARCH UK THIS NATIONAL EPILEPSY WEEK?

Did you know, every week 600 people in the UK are given the life changing news they have epilepsy? This National Epilepsy Week, we’re asking if you would support vital research by taking on your own #6forthe600 challenge? All you need to do is think of an activity-based around the number 6, 60 or even 600. Your challenge can be anything you want it to be, so get your thinking caps on! Find out more here.

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