2012 Annual Newsletter, Volume 26
A Letter From Our Founder, Dr. Orrin Devinsky
The first half of 2012 has been a remarkable time for the epilepsy movement and for FACES.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its much-anticipated report - Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding. FACES helped sponsor the report that identified important areas. These include prevention; access to care; educating people with epilepsy, their families, and health care professionals; community resources; and increasing public awareness. The report has stimulated the epilepsy community into action and will hopefully lead to more funding for epilepsy care, education, and research. Many of the IOM recommendations are mission central to FACES. Our annual educational symposia on epilepsy for patients and families, is one of the largest in the country available on www.nyufaces.org. Our community resources like Game Day increase support, awareness and connections. Our team educates health care workers through academic publications and lectures throughout the world.