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Epilepsy Climate Change (EPICC)

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What is EPICC?

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EPICC is an affiliation of like-minded professionals supporting research into climate change and epilepsy.

"Climate change, with rising temperatures and humidity, will also increase the severity and frequency of extreme climate events and affect human disease risks. The consequent social and economic stresses and disruption will have major negative consequences on many aspects of health care. Many of the accompanying environmental, infrastructural and socioeconomic changes will adversely affect people with epilepsy." Sisodiya SM et al. Epilepsia Open (opens in external site)

EPICC is an affiliation of like-minded professionals involved in epilepsy who consider that climate change will likely have disproportionately adverse consequences for people with epilepsy. EPICC aims to encourage change from within the epilepsy community, and support research into climate change and epilepsy.

Join EPICC to make a change

Become a member with us at EPICC and take action towards climate change today

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22.5 tonnes

The estimated total carbon emissions for a typical year of conference travel for three individuals from three continents was 22.5 tonnes ranging from a 22% to 96% excess over the average annual carbon emissions per person.


Find out how climate change looks around the world:

The first EPICC conference: epilepsy in change

Welcome to the first conference on Epilepsy Climate Change introduced by neurologist professor Sanjay Sisodiya.

Upcoming events

Join us for one of the following events for more information on climate change and its possible effects on epilepsy, or health and healthcare more broadly:

Events coming soon...

EPICC, Epilepsy Climate Change
1. Sisodiya SM et al. Lancet Neurology 2019; 18:335–336.
2. Sisodiya SM et al. Epilepsia Open 2019; 4:524–536.
3. Watts N et al. Lancet 2018; 392:2479–514.
4. Seizures and Hot summers 10-08-20


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