The Epilepsy Queensland Annual Celebration, Awards and AGM is always a highlight on our events calendar. It is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements and outcomes for people living with epilepsy and also to recognize those people in the community who have made a difference through the Epilepsy Queensland awards. Emily Prain from Channel 9 was a wonderful MC for the event held on Monday 4 December 2018 at the Queensland Cricketer’s Club.
We were thrilled to hold a technology forum which was also streamed live on Facebook answering the question "Can technology provide new solutions for epilepsy". Dr Sasha Dionisio outlined advances in epilepsy surgury including Robot, cortico-cortical evoked potential, Repetitive Neurostimulation, PRISMA, DBS and GAMMA knife. He was joined by an expert panel including Dush Wimal, CEO of SmartCap and Elgin Wood from Amazon Web Services who will discuss wearable EEG technology for advanced pre-emptive seizure detection. Neil Hitz from Cloud Trek and consumer representative Chiara Wood, plus Hackathon team members will discuss technological solutions developed from the Big Data Big Heart Hackathon.
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees for Epilepsy Queensland's annual awards. Your efforts make a genuine difference in the lives of Queenslanders living with epilepsy and their families. View our album from the night here.
For the formal part of the evening, Chairman Steve Eltis presented his report and paid tribute to Board members Elsewerth Ephraums and Vivienne Johnson who stepped down for their outstanding contributions. The efforts of Steve Eltis were also recognized as he stepped down from the position of Chairman.
The elected Board for 2018 is:
Chairman David Bunker
Deputy Chairman Kristen Ramsey
Secretary Andrew Barnes
Treasurer Jane Vidler
A copy of our Annual Report can be found on our website. If you would like a paper copy of the report or our financial statements, please contact our office on 3435 5000.