This March wear purple and support epilepsy awareness

Purple Day is a worldwide campaign dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy.

On 26 March each year, people are encouraged to wear purple to show their support of those living with epilepsy. This year Purple Day coincides with the epilepsy education event, Epilepsy for GPs, a joint initiative between Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) and Brisbane North PHN.

On the evening of Tuesday 26 March 2019, GPs are invited to attend an evening of discussion about epilepsy within the context of general practice. The educational evening will cover first presentation through to diagnosis and will focus on medications, breakthrough seizure management and refractory epilepsy.

Attendees are encouraged to bring in cases for discussion during the neurology Q & A session and take advantage of the opportunity to network with specialists from MNHHS. 

About four per cent of the population will have a diagnosis of epilepsy at some stage of their life and it presents uniquely to every person. During March, get involved by wearing purple, attending an event or hosting a purple day fundraiser. For more information visit the Epilepsy Queensland website.

For more information on the GP education event, Common challenges in primary care: Epilepsy for GPs please visit the PHN events calendar