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The UCD Centre for Disability Studies joins European Study on the Burden and Care of Epilepsy

Mon, 30 November 15 14:19

The UCD Centre for Disability Studies is delighted to announce its membership of a European consortium who were successfully awarded 1.2 million euro by the European Commission’s DG SANTE.  

ESBACE, the European Study on the Burden and Care of Epilepsy, seeks to provide data on the burden of epilepsy and on current provision and organization of care in selected EU member states. The project runs from 2015 to 2018 and aims to facilitate the development of high-quality epilepsy care at all stages of the disease, equitable across EU countries.
Director of the UCD Centre for Disability Studies, Dr Christine Linehan, leads the epidemiological element of the study of epilepsy which will be undertaken in Ireland, Austria, Denmark and Romania.

Colleagues supporting the national roll out of this research include Prof Norman Delanty Beaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons, Dr Colin Doherty St James’ Hospital and Trinity College Dublin, Prof Mike Kerr Cardiff University, and Prof Anthony Staines, Dublin City University.

International partners include Aarhus University Denmark, Karolinska Institutet Sweden, Christian Doppler Klinik, Austria, Universitatea de Medicina Si Farmacie Romania, Umea University Sweden, Glostrup Hospital Denmark, University of Liverpool UK, University of Gothenburg Sweden and the Joint International League against Epilepsy International Bureau for Epilepsy Congress Secretariat. 

Further information is available from the project website