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This Week in Epilepsy: May 10 2015

BIO CONVENTION LOGO_VERTICAL_NODATES_CMYKThis was a busy week for Living Well With Epilepsy. I was invited to speak at the BIO International Convention, which is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). We’ve been preparing for our May #LivingWellChat on May 11. And, I was invited to judge the eHealthcare Leadership Awards again. These are all great opportunities to increase epilepsy awareness.

What is BIO?

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. The 2014 convention attracted almost 16,000 attendees from thousands of organizations including leading biotech companies, top 25 pharma companies, top 20 CROs and CMOs, more than 300 academic institutions, including major research labs and government agencies, and the leading consultants and service companies. I’ll be presenting with the team from Self Care Catalysts who developed the Epilepsy Storylines app. The event is scheduled for June 15-18, 2015 in Philadelphia.

What is #LivingWellChat?

Have you been curious about the Epilepsy Storylines app but would like to connect with other who are using it? This is your opportunity. Don’t let the whole Twitter thing scare you off. If you have never participated in a twitter chat check out our recent post which gives guidelines of how to join the chat. You can find the post on #LivingWellChat here.

What are the eHealthcare Leadership Awards?

This awards program, now in it’s 16th year, recognizes the best websites and digital communications of healthcare organizations (both large and small), online health companies, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms, suppliers, and business improvement initiatives. “Organizations have made major improvements in their websites, expanded use of social media, and are employing mobile applications to engage current and prospective customers and enhance quality and operational efficiency,” said Mark Gothberg, eHealthcare Leadership Awards chairman. The awards serve to recognize the important role an organization’s web and digital presence can have on achieving business objectives.

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  1. lenny Matthews
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    I have had epilepsy since my teens. Into my 60’s it has gotten worse. I have been a Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Dental Assistant throughout my working lifetime.
    Talk about epilepsy and aging.
    I have a radio show streamed world wide public radio once a week ” Woman’s Voices” KPFZ 88.1 Lakeport CA Thurs. 9-10am
    Disability/Ability is my show topic June 4th.

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