Our support group sessions run the last Wednesday of every month. These informal, moderated group sessions are facilitated by our Client Services Coordinator, they are open to anyone affected by epilepsy.
Location: Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Ave. Kingston, ON
For more information or to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 542-6222
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Topic: Epilepsy 101
Speaker: Sandy Weatherby, RN
This month’s group meeting was a great opportunity to learn about Epilepsy and get your questions answered by Nurse Sandy Weatherby! Thank you to Sandy and everyone who attended this month’s meeting!
After Sandy obtained her RN Diploma from St. Michael’s School of Nursing, she moved back to Kingston and worked in Paediatric Nursing for 15 years at KGH, until moving into Neuro-nursing and became involved with Clinical Research with many drug trials in epilepsy, migraine, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Parkinson, memory disorders, and Herpes Encephalitis. Also, during this time Sandy held the position of Coordinating the Canadian Stroke Registry for Eastern Ontario.
While working in research she was also the Coordinator of the Movement Disorder Clinic for 25 years, after which she became more involved in the Epilepsy Clinic. It became apparent there was a need for someone to answer calls and look after prescription renewals for patients. Phone support for patients with epilepsy was a positive addition to the Epilepsy clinic and can relieve stress and can save a clinic visit. April 2018, KHSC opened the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), so now Sandy also helps with coordinating the patients for the unit and follow-ups after discharge.
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Thank you to all those who made it to our November ESEO Group Meeting and to Dr. Nora Fayed for sharing her knowledge with us. May we continue to embrace opportunities to change our perspectives that promote the quality of our lives.