Events & News

Events & News

All year long, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group promotes epilepsy education for patients, their caregivers, medical treatment staff, and the general public. Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group participates in several epilepsy walks and many different fundraising activities that directly benefit the national or local epilepsy foundations and advocacy societies. Check out our upcoming schedule and you may find an activity that interests you.

New Jersey Epilepsy Task Force

New Jersey Epilepsy Task Force

Breaking news in epilepsy: Governor Chris Christie has just made his decision and appointed eleven individuals to the New Jersey Epilepsy Task Force:

Dr. Marcelo E. Lancman, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group's Medical Director, is one of the epileptologists on the Task Force.  We congratulate him on this honor and know that he will make important contributions in helping the task force reach its goals of developing recommendations for the public and professionals in the medical field as well as working towards improving social and psychological issues in epilepsy. 
 
In 2010, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill to establish a statewide task force on epilepsy. The task force was formed to develop recommendations to educate the public and healthcare professionals about epilepsy and treatments as well as to address the psychosocial issues, such as depression, discrimination and stigmatization. The Act (S1928) was sponsored by Senator Fred Madden, Jr. (D-4) and Senator Diane Allen (R-7).
 
The Task Force will be made up of the Commissioners of Health and Senior Services and Human Services, two neurologists, a  representative from the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, two representatives from agencies who serve people with epilepsy, two members who have epilepsy and two expert members in the field of epilepsy.



Events that were highlighted in the past

Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Symposium
Braddock Park, North Bergen
Webinar: Supporting students with seizures in school
Brain Health Initiative 2017
Webinar: Treating PNES and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using prolonged exposure therapy
5-Borough Bike Tour
Epilepsy Town Hall: Treatment Options for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Webinar session on Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures - Dr. Lorna Myers
International Epilepsy Day
5-Borough Bike Tour
American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
2016 DSF (Dravet Syndrome Foundation) Family & Professional Conference
Glow Walk and Run for epilepsy and seizures
Bike-a-Thon to raise awareness on epilepsy and seizure
10th National Epilepsy Walk - Washington, DC
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Book release: In Our Own Words
Annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group Conference
Dr. JM Paolicchi, pediatric epileptologist, joins the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) in New Jersey