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The Sixth Annual "Queensland Epilepsy Symposium - Thinking Outside the Box is on again! Epilepsy - Through the Lifespan. To be held in Brisbane on Friday 20 November 2015. Bookings are essential. [Click here to download the program and registration form]

Medicinal Cannabis trials update

Thank you to those who recently completed our survey about the medicinal cannabis trials in Queensland. The results will be analysed soon.

The latest update from the Queensland Government is below.

Click here to read the latest update from the Queensland Government.

Medicinal Cannabis Trials
Epilepsy Queensland is collecting contact details from Queenslanders who want to be kept up-to-date on the Medicinal Cannabis Trials. We are not conducting the trials but want to play a supportive role for families and will attempt to get information to you as it comes to hand. (Please click here to complete the brief survey).

For further information please contact Epilepsy Queensland on 07 3435 5000.

Queensland Government gives green light to establish medicinal cannabis trial
On Sunday 19 April Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Queensland will launch its own medicinal cannabis trial in conjunction with New South Wales and Victoria (Click here to read Media Release).

We congratulate Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, Cameron Dick for their open-mindedness and for being proactive on this important issue. (Click here to read the article from the Sunday Mail).

We congratulate the parents of children with difficult to treat epilepsy who have persistently worked so hard to advocate for changes that would allow families to use medicinal cannabis.

Here’s Hazel’s story about why this announcement is such a milestone for families with children with refractory epilepsy, who’ve unsuccessfully tried every possible medication and for whom other treatments are just not an option - Thank you Hazel. (Click here to read Hazel's story).

This story appeared in our recent Livewires newsletter (Volume 2, 2015).

Medicinal cannabis isn’t suitable for all people with epilepsy. If you’d like to find out more, please contact our Client Services team on 3435 5000 or 1300 852 852 or email services@epilepsyqueensland.com.au.

For all media enquiries please contact Leigh Gilbert on 3435 5000 or 1300 852 853 or email lgilbert@epilepsyqueensland.com.au.

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