Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Hosts Duluth Conference

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota kicked off its Midwest Seizure Smart Conference at the Radisson in Duluth Thursday.

Nurses, pharmacists, caregivers and group home staff had a chance to learn more about the disorder and new advancements in treatment.

The conference was also an opportunity for people suffering from epilepsy to connect and realize they’re not alone.

“There’s a lot of stigma about epilepsy. People often think things about epilepsy that aren’t true and so we want to help shatter those wrong ideas that people are still holding onto today,” said Lisa Peterson, outreach coordinator with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.

One in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime and one in 26 will go on to develop epilepsy.

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