Film Screening: Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy

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Film Screening: Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy

A special screening of Seizing Hope: a mini-documentary and Q&A

By Lisa Hebert - Carleton University Dept of Neuroscience

When and where

Date and time

Tue, Apr 4, 2023 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT



About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

This mini-documentary is a story about hope for children and their families in mitigating and treating pediatric drug resistant epilepsy (DRE). It is a story about how families learn to trust their medical team, educate them, and help them consider neurotechnology options for their child.

It is a story about empowerment as loved ones shed light on the ethical factors that led to their decisions. In doing so, they empower other families that face similar challenges to theirs. It is a story of how children and families affected by DRE can seize hope in times of darkness for a better quality of life.

Special Guests:

Dr. Judy Illes, CM, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS, Professor and UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics Director, Neuroethics Canada, University of British Columbia

Nikki Porter, Executive Director of Epilepsy Ottawa


6:00 pm Introductions

6:15 pm Screening starts

6:45 pm Panel and Audience Q&A

7:30 pm Adjourn


Join us on Zoom

* Zoom details will be distributed via email to registered attendees prior to the event.

*open to the public, children welcome

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