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Our epilepsy and seizures community of patients, family, friends and doctors has been busy!

Our community has been busy: Despite the pandemic, our epilepsy and seizures community of patients, family, friends and doctors has remained busy! This has been an especially trying time over the last few months and despite everything we have faced, our community has shown ingenuity, energy, and steadfast dedication.

First off, we really want to express our deepest appreciation to all our staff who have returned to the NEREG offices after a few months of office closures due to the lockdown.  Their dedication has allowed us to return to some form of pre-outbreak normality. Our office staff are giving it their all, making sure that offices are safe, clean, they are being highly creative with scheduling and seating arrangements, also juggling telemedicine appointments, etc. It cannot be stressed enough just how our staff has stepped up at this tremendously unusual time; this is not going unnoticed! And alongside our staff, a big shoutout to our patients and family members who have responded with understanding and incredible flexibility to the many novel issues that have resulted (learning alongside us how to use online medicine platforms, being tolerant of certain delays in the early days of the pandemic, and collaborating with new protocols for office visits, etc.).  All of you are greatly appreciated!  

Even through all the turbulence that COVID-19 brought with it, our doctors have forged ahead with their research projects and several of them managed to send in their scientific abstracts for the December, 2020 American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting. For the first time in its history, though not surprisingly, the 2020 AES convention will be held online instead of in-person in Seattle, WA, where it was originally going to take place.  

Our monthly epilepsy support group has also been up and running now for several months with very lively members joining through an online platform.  Members have been able to speak about how they are adjusting to COVID-19 as well as about the many topics that come up (and which so many can relate to) regarding living with epilepsy and seizures. And it was precisely in one of those meetings that two members volunteered to write articles for our quarterly newsletter (something totally new and which is going to add a whole new perspective and flavor to our publication).  


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