Hundreds of young researchers came together for London Health Research Day on March 29, 2016 in celebration of health research and the ground-breaking work being done across the city of London.
London Health Research Day is the largest research day of its kind in Ontario, with more than 750 participants, judges and guests in attendance this year. The research presented spans all areas of health – cancer, aging, rehabilitation, imaging, children’s health, biomedical devices, surgical innovation, infection and immunity, mental health and more.
World Purple Day, celebrated on March 26, is a global initiative to raise awareness about epilepsy. Medically intractable epilepsy is one form of the disorder where patients experience seizures that do not respond to drug therapies.
Evidence shows that surgery is the best option for eligible patients with medically intractable epilepsy. However, a recent study, led by Lawson Health Research Institute’s Dr. Jorge Burneo, shows that fewer than 2 per cent of Ontario patients undergo the procedure.