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A LOT ON THE MIND: EPILEPSY
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Come join us for a night of educational and theatrical fun while learning about some of the most misunderstood and stigmatized neurological disorders! Each month we’ll highlight a different neurological disorder and address the science behind the disorder, research being done in that field, and the stigmas patients face, featuring performances from patients themselves. This month: Epilepsy Would you know what to do if someone had a seizure? Join BraiNY and Epilepsy Foundation to demystify this disorder, which has been long referred to as the “sacred disease.” Come learn what an epileptic seizure is, what it looks like, and then workshop your proper first aid skills. We’ll hear from a scientist about his recent research in the epilepsy field. We’ll end the night with a poetry reading from the original works of Alyssa Damico, detailing her experience with epilepsy. Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:00pm Tickets: $15 adv / $20 door 21+ Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats. Presenters: Stephanie Rogers (PhD Candidate in Buzsaki Lab). Clinical: What is epilepsy and how to give proper first aid Simon Chamberland (post-doc in Dr. Tsien's Lab). Research: How CBD works in the brain to help epilepsy patients. Alyssa Damico (patient and poet). Patient Experience: Sharing her journey through diagnosis and reading her original poetry. REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.