Epilepsy WA Conference 2024
March 1st 2024
We are proud to deliver this very special educational conference day “A Celebration of WA’s Epilepsy Warriors And The Excellence Of Our Clinicians And Researchers. Proudly Western Australian.” for people living with epilepsy and their loved ones.
This years’ event features the most impressive line-up of speakers ever, and will be MC’d, once again, by Karl Langdon, a high profile AFL player, who is one of Western Australia’s leading Sports Commentators and Radio Personalities.
This special day will also include priceless insights and story sharing from West Australian Epilepsy Warriors and their loved-ones to ensure that their unique insights into navigating life with an epilepsy diagnosis are shared.
Five highly regarded Neurologists/Epileptologists and one renowned Neuropsychiatrist will be speaking. Our most impressive lineup of speakers include Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis, Professor Lakshmi Nagarajan, Dr Jacqui-Lyn Saw, Dr Nicholas Lawn, Dr Mubeen Janmohamed and Professor Bradleigh Hayhow.
A list of the speakers at the 2024 Epilepsy WA Conference (in no particular order):
- Dr Athanasios Gaitatzis – Comorbidity and multimorbidity in epilepsy
- Dr Mubeen Janmohamed – Introduction to Stereo EEG
- Dr Nick Lawn – SUDEP: Let’s talk about it again
- Dr Jacqui-Lyn Saw – Being a woman is hard: Exploring being a woman with epilepsy
- Prof Bradleigh Hayhow – Depression: Rates and treatment in epilepsy patients
- Prof Lakshmi Nagarajan – Epilepsy and genes
- Katie Stewart, Chronic Care Australia – Exercise medicine and epilepsy
- Aoife Browne, Epilepsy WA Nurse – Seizure First Aid Strategies and the importance of care plans
Tickets are free for members of Epilepsy WA or $50 per ticket to non-members.
Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT. Should you wish to be added to a waitlist, please send the following details to [email protected]: name, email address, contact number and if you are a current member of Epilepsy WA. You will then be contacted as soon as a ticket(s) becomes available.
Annual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA and Family Fun Day
March 17th 2024
Our annual Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA & Family Fun Day is our biggest event of the year and takes place on the Sunday closest to Purple Day each year. It is a wonderful community event and a great opportunity to meet other people touched by epilepsy whilst raising awareness of this often-misunderstood condition.
Our 2024 Purple Walk will take place on Sunday 17th March at Curtin University from 1030am till 130pm.
Registrations are OPEN NOW and everyone is invited to join us so register today.
Our purple walk is a family friendly event which includes an all abilities walking track, live music, entertainment, food trucks, animal farm & much more. All advance registrants will receive a free gift so gather your friends and family and come join us in the purple fun so wear your favourite purple, meet new (and old friends) while joining together in a bid to raise epilepsy awareness.
If you are a local business and would like to support the Purple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA in the form of sponsorship or donation of raffle prizes, please email [email protected]. We would love to hear from you.
Due to the fact that there is an Animal Farm at this event and the needs of some of our community members, this is not a dog friendly event with the exception of Assistance and Seizure Alert Dogs, which are allowed.
Purple Lights for Epilepsy WA
March 26th 2024
Epilepsy WA has broken previous records this year with almost 50 landmarks across the state to shine purple for epilepsy awareness on the evening of Purple Day. “Purple Lights for Epilepsy WA” is taking place on March 26th, as right across Australia, together with all other epilepsy organisations we Make March Purple.
Please note this is not a manned event.
The sights are best viewed when it is dark.
We encourage our community to view the “Purple Lights for Epilepsy WA” in a safe manner and ask you to please bear in mind, that whilst these landmarks have pledged to illuminate, we cannot guarantee that all landmarks will be able to do so, as planned. Occasionally factors outside their control, such as technical failures do sometimes occur.
The current (47) landmarks that have pledged to light up on March 26th 2024 are:
- Council House, City of Perth
- Trafalgar Bridge, City of Perth
- WA Police Force, Adelaide Terrace
- Public Transport Authority Building, Wellington Street, Perth
- The Bell Tower, Perth
- Matagarup Bridge, East Perth
- The Old Mill, South Perth
- Mindeerup Piazza South Perth
- Mount Street Bridge
- Sky Ribbon Bridge
- Northbridge Tunnel
- Joondalup Drive Bridge
- Albany Town Square
- Alison Hartman Gardens, Albany
- Albany Transit Shed
- Mandurah Bridge Lights
- Optus Stadium
- Yagan Square
- Fremantle Prison
- Fremantle Ports (on side of the buidling)
- Shipwrecks Museum, Fremantle
- Rockingham Foreshore
- Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton
- Fraser Avenue, Kings Park
- East Perth Power Station
- Perth Concert Hall
- Albany Ports
- Bunbury Ports
- Koombana Bay Foreshore, Bunbury
- Koombana Bay Footbridge, Bunbury
- Guppy Park, Bunbury
- Marlston Waterfront, Bunbury
- Marlston Hill Lookout, Bunbury
- Koombana Drive Roundabout, Bunbury
- Richmond Reserve, Bunbury
- Historic Arrol Crane at Jetty Road, Bunbury
- His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
- St John Of God Hospital, Mt Lawley
- Toodyay Library
- Eastern Goldfields Community Centre, Kalgoorlie
- William Grundt Memorial Library, Kalgoorlie
- Town Square, Karratha
- Brockman Street, Manjimup
- Jull Street Mall, City of Armadale
- Town Hall, City of Canning
- Wharf Street Basin, City of Canning
- WACA, East Perth
We will keep adding more to this list until Purple Day arrives.
If you know of any lights that could be added to our portfolio, please email [email protected].
Make March Purple For Epilepsy WA!
Each March, the world turns purple in support of the 65 million people living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy WA invites you to join them, and the rest of the world, and GO PURPLE at your school or workplace to raise much needed awareness and vital funds for Epilepsy WA. You can even organise your own event – a morning tea, quiz night, colour run or karaoke, or perhaps you prefer to sign up to a run, bike ride or any other fundraising activity you can dream up.
Your fundraising efforts will make a real difference and help us to continue providing our vital support services including; information line, support groups, free seizure alert bed mat loan program, free Night Watch loan program, free children’s book library, the largest display of seizure alert devices in Australia, a compassionate ear service, training the WA community, awareness raising and much more!
If you would like to discuss your ideas please email [email protected] or call 1300 660 880.
There are many ways that you can fundraise in Purple Month, here’s just a few ideas:
- Hold a Purple dress / sock / tie / crazy hair day for a gold coin donation
- Sell merchandise and hand out information
- Have a bake sale
- Hold a morning tea / lunch
- Host a book sale
- Have a colour run
- Set yourself a personal challenge
SUDEP Action Day
October 18th 2024
SUDEP Action Day, is a day when we remember loved ones lost to epilepsy.
Around 300 Australians pass away due to epilepsy and epilepsy related accidents and incidents each year. Half of these deaths are attributed to SUDEP.
October 20th 2024
Once again, we will be hosting a stand at the Telethon Weekend in October bringing epilepsy awareness to the streets of Perth and connecting with the community.
Come along and find us, we’ll have lots of information, purple merch and some fun activities for the children.
Walk for Epilepsy
October 1-25 2024
Walk for Epilepsy is an online fundraising event to support people living with epilepsy.
Each October, people across Australia pledge to walk each day for 25 days to raise awareness and vital funds in support of those living with epilepsy.
1 in 25 of us will be diagnosed with epilepsy in our lifetime so we encourage you to register today and join us in the Walk for Epilepsy this October.
You can participate anywhere in Australia (or the world), by simply signing up and setting your own kilometre and fundraising targets.
July & August
We will be attending several Schools Conferences throughout July and August in a bid to raise epilepsy awareness and reduce risk at WA schools by providing information on epilepsy training and risk reduction.
Important Message: The information contained within this website is not intended to take the place of individual medical advice. Do not make changes to treatment or medications without first discussing with your treating clinician.