Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy (Special film screening event at the 2022 INS Annual Meeting)

7:00PM – 9:00PM EDT
Tue, Nov 1, 2022
IRCM 110 Avenue des Pins Montréal, QC H2W 1R7

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In coordination with the start of the 2022 INS Annual Meeting, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is hosting a film screening featuring the 30-minute short documentary ‘Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy.’ The event will include a Q&A discussion and a reception with drinks and snacks.

Join us from 7-9pm on Tuesday, November 1 at IRCM in downtown Montreal. The film screening will start at 7:15pm. Virtual viewing will not be available. The main entrance is located at: 110, avenue des Pins Ouest.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and there is a limit of 120 attendees. IRCM Security will only allow registered participants to attend. Please note that a registration for the INS Annual Meeting does not guarantee entry.


Families with children suffering from pediatric drug resistant epilepsy (DRE) face complex realities. In a world guided by the promises of technology, the goal of Seizing Hope is to raise awareness about the options offered by different technologies specifically for the brain in complement or as an alternative to treatment with medication. As the directors and producers of this mini-documentary, we want to empower and improve decision-making by exploring values and priorities through the lens of the families and doctors who care for them. We compiled the stories of four families with children who have pediatric DRE to shed light on their hope, trust, and empowerment journey.

The views and research presented in this documentary represent a multi-year neuroethics project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health of the USA National Institutes of Health, BRAIN Initiative.


Neuroethics Canada UBC, with funding from the NIH/NIMH BRAIN Initiative (#RF1MH117805-01) in association with Conexkt Innovation Studio And Cassiar Film CO. present Seizing Hope.
Featuring the Bagg, Chartrand, Thompson, and Cowin families.
Executive Producers Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Patrick J. McDonald.
Produced by Dr. Johann Roduit. Directed by Adam Wormald

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