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International Epilepsy Day

from 14-02-2020 to 14-02-2020

The International Epilepsy Day is celebrated in various countries around the world. This day aims at promoting the rights of epileptic patients and help raise awareness about this disease. Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disease in Tunisia, which affects around forty thousand people and around fifty million individuals around the world. It a neurological disorder implying an abnormal brain electrical activity, occurring with seizures. It affects children, teenagers and adults.

The Tunis Science City, in collaboration with the Labour Medical Inspection of Ariana, the Labour Medical Inspection grouping of Ariana, and Attafaol Association, celebrated this day under the theme of ”Let’s break the silence about epilepsy, let’s get it out of the shadows!” with the organization of a series of lectures which was given by imminent specialist doctors.


1.30 pm- 2.00 pm:  Welcoming of participants

2.00 pm- 2.30 pm: Lecture: Epilepsy, keys for understanding what is it

                               By Dr. Imen MAROUANI, Neurologist

2.30 pm- 3.00 pm: Lecture: Behavioral problems in epileptic teenagers

                               By Dr. Anouar JARRAY, Sexologist, Mental training, Psychodynamic psychotherapy

3.00 pm-3.30 pm: Lecture: Work and epilepsy

                               By Dr. Jamel DARRAJI, Labour Medical Inspection of Ariana

3.30 pm-4.00 pm: Lecture: Epilepsy and learning

                              By Dr. Safa HICHRI, psychiatrist neurologist

4.00 pm-4.30 pm: Debate

5.00 pm: End of the day.

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