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LHSC’s Epilepsy program celebrates 34-years of service

(LONDON, Ontario) – In recognition of Epilepsy Awareness Month, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is holding A Celebration of Service honouring the success of their Epilepsy Surgery program over the past thirty-four years. Past and present patients of the Epilepsy program will join the program staff and neurosurgeons for a presentation made by Dr. Richard McLachlan, Neurologist and Co-Director of the Epilepsy program, on the accomplishments and medical breakthroughs in the treatment of epilepsy since 1974. A luncheon will follow.

Date: Friday March 28th, 2008
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Auditorium A, 3rd Floor
University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London, Ontario

"Our program cares for over 300 patients a year from across Canada, and around the world. Surgeons have come from as far as Brazil, India and Saudi Arabia to study here, and learn from the best," says Dr. David Steven, Neurosurgeon, Epilepsy program. The Epilepsy program at LHSC is the largest program in Canada. Each day in Canada, an average of 45 people learn they have epilepsy.

Please note: Past patients and their Neurosurgeons will be available for media interviews before lunch at 12:00pm.

About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals and is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. LHSC has pioneered many national and international medical breakthroughs. Located in London, Ontario, LHSC encompasses three sites, South Street Hospital, University Hospital and Victoria Hospital; two family medical centres; and the London Regional Cancer Program. LHSC is the home of the Children’s Hospital and CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics). LHSC is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Physicians and staff at LHSC number more than 9,000 and together they provide care for more than 1 million patients last year.

For more information contact:
Rachelle Wood
Corporate Communications
London Health Sciences Centre
519 685-8500 ext. 77642