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Dr. Judy Illes, Dr. B Lynn Beattie, and Chad Day receive the Alvin J. Thompson Award (NWABR)

A warm congratulations to Dr. Judy Illes, who recently received the Alvin J. Thompson Award from the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)! This award is shared with Dr. B. Lynn Beattie, founder and former head of the AD and Related Disorders Clinic at UBC, and Chad Day, President of the Tahltan […]

Voice Epilepsy Episode 26: Discussion on the Seizing Hope Documentary with Dr. Judy Illes from Neuroethics Canada

In this episode of Voice Epilepsy™ podcast, BC Epilepsy Society Executive Director, Deirdre Syms, is joined by Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes to discuss Seizing Hope – High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy, a mini-documentary by Neuroethics Canada. Seizing Hope is a mini-documentary that aims to ask the question “Can new technology bring hope to […]

Seizing Hope – CBC Interview

Dr. Judy Illes was recently featured on CBC Listen to discuss Seizing Hope at On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko! Click the title to hear this engaging interview.

Seizing Hope – Vancouver Sun

A recent feature in the Vancouver Sun highlights the story of a local teen with severe epilepsy who has a life-saving device in her brain to reduce seizures and Seizing Hope, a new documentary that follows her story and others alike. Click the title to read more.

Young epilepsy patient has rare brain surgery to fight for her life

Vancouver teen with severe epilepsy has life-saving device put in brain to reduce seizures, an American procedure not yet available in Canada. Click the title to read more.

From research to improved care – helping kids manage pain after day surgery

Dr. Julie Robillard’s research to understand patient experience translates into tangible and meaningful ways for families to navigate pain management after surgery. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes named UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics

Dr. Judy Illes, CM, has been appointed the first UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics in recognition of her ground-breaking contributions to the ethical, legal, social and policy challenges at the intersection of the brain sciences and biomedical ethics. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes receives the 2022 Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Judy Illes for receiving the 2022 Italian Society for Neuroethics (SINe) Award! Today, she presents her work in environmental neuroethics at the 13th International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics and 8th Conference of the Italian Society for Neuroethics, hosted in Milan, Italy. For more information on the conference, please visit the program: http://societadineuroetica.it/

B.C. to require health professionals to disclose vaccination status

Dr. Judy Illes comments on B.C.’s plan to require health professionals to disclose vaccination status to regulating bodies. Click the title to read more. 

Neuroethics Canada releases its 2019-2021 Global Impact Report!

We are pleased to share our three-year retrospective Neuroethics Global Impact Report highlighting people, research, outreach initiatives, and notable achievements from 2019 to 2021. Click the title to read the full report.