Epilepsy Cure Initiative

Epilepsy Cure Initiative

March 18, 2010 00:01 ET

Medical Nutrition Therapies for the Treatment of Epilepsy

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) -

Margaret Maye, president of Epilepsy Cure Initiative

Is pleased to confirm that Dr. Eric Kossoff, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD will be speaking at the "Seminar for Medical Nutrition Therapies for the Treatment of Epilepsy" on Sunday, March 28, 2010 in Toronto at the Palais Royale.

Dr. Kossoff focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy with specific interest that include the ketogenic and the Atkins diet. Dr. Kossoff is the Associate Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins and is a coauthor of Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders and the upcoming 4th edition of The Ketogenic Diet.

Other speakers include:
Elizabeth Donner, MD, FRCP(C) - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Yeou-Mei Christiana Liu, MSc, RD, CHES – Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Jennifer Fabe, BSc, MSc, RD – McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton
Lynn Earle, MPH, RD, St. - Mary's Home for Disabled Children, Norfolk, VA 

In addition Chef Neil Pallister-Bosomworth, professional chef from the United Kingdom experienced in therapeutic diets, will demonstrate his new Classical and Modified Atkins Ketogenic diet recipes using KetoCal.

Inquiries and to register contact:
Gary Neumann
by email: g.neumann@rogers.com
or calling: 905.703.1885

Is a not for profit incorporated organization dedicated to creating awareness and understanding of epilepsy, bringing an end to misconceptions and fear of the disorder, as well as to discrimination against people with epilepsy. ECI is also dedicated to promoting ketogenic diet therapies, funding epilepsy research, and educating the public about the urgent need for increased efforts in epilepsy research to advance new treatments that offer better seizure control and fewer side effects. As well, ECI is advocating for a more effective and improved formalized epilepsy care system being brought to Canada.

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