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Epilepsy: Beyond the DiagnosisJoin us Saturday, April 26th for a community epilepsy awareness event. Various speakers, including physicians from MUSC’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, will be sharing information on epilepsy for patients and family members.

Registration: This event is free. Please click here to download a copy of the registration form.
Date: April 26, 2014
Time: 8am – 3:30pm
Location: Sterett Hall Auditorium, Old Navy Base, Charleston, SC

For more information visit or click here to download the brochure.

Hockey Heroes flyerJoin the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the South Carolina Advocates for Epilepsy (SAFE) and the South Carolina Stingrays for Epilepsy Awareness Night. Bring your family and friends out for a night of action-packed hockey and fun. A silent auction will help raise money for REEF (Research and Education in Epilepsy Fund) at MUSC and SAFE.

Hockey Heroes for Epilepsy will be at 7:05pm, Friday, January 18, at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Tickets: $12 Balcony, $15 Lower Level, $25 Purple Power Packs*
*Includes: lower level ticket, awareness bracelet, coozie and event puck

To find out more, visit
To purchase tickets by phone, call 843-744-2248 (ask for Mary Ann).

MUSC is pleased to congratulate our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center team for receiving continued recognition by the National Association of Epilepsy Center in 2012 as a Level 4 epilepsy center.  MUSC is the only Level 4 center in South Carolina and continues to be a leader in developing and providing outstanding care for people with epilepsy.

Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. Learn more about our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and make an appointment to see one today.

A new report from the Institute of Medicine highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families and promoting better understanding of the disorder.

The report’s recommendations included:

  • expanded access to patient-centered health care
  • early identification and treatment of epilepsy
  • implementing measures that assess quality of care, and
  • establishing accreditation criteria and processes for specialized epilepsy center

Learn more:

The MUSC Epilepsy Boot Camp is a two-day intense, comprehensive epilepsy course for health care providers. The topics on day one will begin with essential facts about seizures, and will progress through seizure types, the impact of epilepsy, and special needs of particular patient groups. The first day will continue with a thorough introduction to state of the art diagnostic options. The second day will be a full review of current treatment options, pharmacologic treatment, neurostimulation and special diets for epilepsy. In the afternoon, more advanced topics such as epilepsy surgeries and functional brain-mapping will be reviewed. Breakout sessions will include Seizure first aid (the first responder), epilepsy genetics, nonepileptic events (pseudoseizures) and early intervention for refractory epilepsy.

Learn more and register.


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