Climate change and epilepsy - virtual conference
On 25 November 2021, EpiCC – Epilepsy Climate Change – held its first ever virtual conference ‘Epilepsy in change’ to address the links between climate change and epilepsy and how we might all take action.
The group is led by Epilepsy Society’s Director of Genomics, Professor Sanjay Sisodiya and is made up of an international collaboration of healthcare professionals.
EpiCC is a global initiative that aims to generate research, share knowledge, disseminate information and promote practices that reduce contributions to climate change and mitigate its impact for people with epilepsy.
Topics covered at the conference included:
- the impact of climate change on human health
- temperature sensitive epilepsy
- heatwaves and Dravet syndrome
- reducing carbon emissions in the NHS
You can find out more about EpiCC and how you can get involved here.