Epilepsy Toronto 2022 AGM

Epilepsy Toronto 2022 AGM

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The 2022 Epilepsy Toronto AGM will feature keynote speaker Dr. Patrick Akos.

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The Epilepsy Toronto Board of Directors and staff are thrilled to welcome Dr. Patrick Akos, professor, advocate and person living with epilepsy, to be our guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting this year. Dr. Akos will share his dramatic personal story of discovering he had epilepsy, what he has learned on his journey and his priorities for advocacy.

Dr. Akos’ professional experiences as a teacher, school and college counselor inform his work as a Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In his work with children, adolescents and young adults, he discovered the power of self-awareness and agency toward strengths and well-being (e.g., positive emotion, relationships, engagement, meaning). Especially in vulnerable moments of transition – he promotes hope within students and clients – both goals and pathways to success. In his professional roles, he strives to be empathetic and research informed to co-construct and empower others toward flourishing.

He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, as well as a licensed K-12 school counselor and secondary and middle grades teacher in North Carolina. He has served in a variety of leadership roles and was recognized as the American School Counselor Association’s Counselor Educator of the Year.

Overall, he strives to lead, teach, counsel and serve others consistent with a strengths orientation.

This event will be taking place online via Zoom. Please register here in advance, and you will be sent an email with a link to join in.

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