13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
We will present an open discussion about what epilepsy is. You will learn how common a condition it is, and what it is like to live with epilepsy in today’s society, and how the latest research may change how we diagnose and treat the condition. There will even be opportunities to participate in the research yourselves – go on, provide a data point! The panel will include scientists, neurologists, people who have epilepsy, and representatives of Epilepsy Action (www.epilepsy.org.uk).
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
There are an estimated 18-20,000 people with epilepsy in the North East