Published on : 17/11/2020 – 09:48Modified : 17/11/2020 – 19:18
This neurological disease affects, according to the WHO, around 50 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common neurological conditions. Epilepsy can be treated in 70% of cases, but patients and their families can face the stigma.
What are the different forms of epilepsy? What are the latest treatments? How to fight against prejudices?
- Pr Sophie Dupont, head of the neurological rehabilitation service Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris and president of the French League against Epilepsy. Author of Epilepsies in children, adolescents and adults, published by Elsevier Masson. And of Epilepsy in everyday life, testimonies of lives, published by Consumer Healthcare
- Pr Mofou Belo, Head of Neurology at the Sylvanus Olympio CHU in Lomé, Togo. Author of a thesis on “Cerebral cysticercosis and epilepsy”. Head of Division of Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance, Togolese Ministry of Health
- Justine Lepelletier, 24 years old, has had epilepsy since December 24, 2012. Volunteer active in the French Foundation for epilepsy research (FFRE) and future expert patient.