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Memorial Medical Center to Hold Free Program on Epilepsy


Memorial Medical Center will host a free program on treating epilepsy at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI).

The two-hour program, “Epilepsy Treatments, Trends and Outlook,” will be held in the M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium on the first floor of the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.

The program will feature Dr. Abdullah Al Sawaf and Dr. Najib Murr, both neurologists with SIU Medicine.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It's marked by sudden and repeated episodes of sensory disturbances, loss of consciousness and convulsions. In Illinois, nearly 140,000 people live with this chronic and often disabling condition.

Free parking is available in the MCLI parking garage. Refreshments will be served.

To register, visit or call 217-788-3333.