#DrawEpilepsy: A Creative Way of Raising Epilepsy Awareness

8 02 2016

A #DrawEpilepsy competition with a theme “People with epilepsy can lead normal lives” was held last September 2015 during the 14th National Epilepsy Awareness Week celebration of the UP-PGH Department of Neurosciences in cooperation with the Philippine League Against Epilepsy and Centre for Developmental Arts Manila, Inc.  A total of 99 entries from students ages 5-17 years were screened and graded by the following board of judges:

Baldwin Kho
Founder, Centre for Developmental Arts Manila, Inc. (CDAM)
International Humanitarian of Peace
2012 Asia and Oceania Outstanding Person with Epilepsy

Lloyd Perillo
Vice President, Centre for Developmental Arts Manila, Inc. (CDAM)
Director, Brent Sia Art Awards
Art Teacher

Ranil Sorongon
Advocate of Children with Disabilities
Philippine Partnership on Children with Disabilities (PPCWD)

Mario Fungo
President, Mandala Peace Art Initiatives, Inc.
Peace Representative, The World Peace Prayer Society

Fitz Sy Ocampo
Visual ArtistDEOVIR Art Supplies
DEOVIR Art Supplies
DEOVIR Art Supplies

Serene Low
Persatuan Epilepsi Malaysia2014 Asia Oceania Outstanding Person with Epilepsy
2014 Asia Oceania Outstanding Person with Epilepsy

Apple Valencia Tatay
2006 PLAE’s Epilepsy Exemplar Awardees
Epilepsy Philippines Advocate Network
Epilepsy Awareness Advocacy Philippines

Joahna Ibot
Epilepsy Awareness Advocacy Philippines

Jocylin Ching
Art Teacher
Graduate of Far Eastern University – College of Fine Arts

Raina Sheena Sy
2005 Brent Sia Art Award for Excellence Awardees
Graphic Artist

Architect Stephen Sha

 

The following are the winners of the #DrawEpilepsy contest:

Group 1: 5-8 Years Old

01 Nicholai Reilly Tan 1st 5-8.jpg
1st Place
By: Nicholai Reilly Tan

 

02 Timothy Sze 2nd 5-8.jpg
2nd Place
By: Timothy Sze

 

03 Theodore Lao 3rd 5-8.jpg
3rd Place
By: Theodore Lao

 

Group 2:  9-12 Years Old

01 Trisha Danielle Sia 1st 9-12.jpg
1st Place
By: Trisha Danielle Sia

 

02 Kristina Lorin Dela Cruz 2nd 9-12.jpg
2nd Place
By: Kristina Lorin Dela Cruz

 

03 Mark Julius Ang 3rd 9-12.jpg
3rd Place
By: Mark Julius Ang

 

Group 3: 13-17 Years Old

01 Chester Aaron Sia 1st 13-17.jpg
1st Place
By: Chester Aaron Sia

 

02 Justine sy 2nd placed 13-17.jpg
2nd Place
By: Justine Sy

 

03 Valiant Gene Sanchez 3rd 13-17.jpg
3rd Place
By: Valiant Gene Sanchez

 

Congratulations to all the winners!  Other drawings that received honorable mentions may be viewed and downloaded from the #DrawEpilepsy facebook page.

 

Let us celebrate the International Epilepsy Day! For more information, log on to epilepsy.org.





Celebrating International Epilepsy Day

7 02 2016

Epilepsy is not all about seizures.  We see people from all over the world no matter how old they are, where they are from or what race or religion they may be, suffering from epilepsy but striving to live their lives to the fullest.

On February 8, let’s come together as one and help people with epilepsy grow braver in themselves by educating the world about epilepsy.  Let’s celebrate the International Epilepsy Day and inspire the world with their stories.

Epilepsy Day

We are all inviting everyone to post their selfies and pictures about epilepsy as this would increase awareness about this disease on this day and even throughout the rest of the year. Please visit epilepsy.org and have all your pictures be seen in #EpilepsyDay Website Selfie Wall.

Let us show that we care by being aware.  Click on the videos below to know the truth about epilepsy.

UP-PGH Epilepsy Awareness Campaign – Mga Katotohanan Tungkol Sa Epilepsy
UP-PGH Epilepsy Awareness Campaign – Unang Lunas

The International Epilepsy Day is a joint initiative by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).  For more information, you can visit the official webpage for  International Epilepsy Day.





Celebrating the 14th National Epilepsy Awareness Week

1 09 2015
Neuro Team with PGH Director Dr. Gonzales

Neuro Team with PGH Director Dr. Gonzales

PGH Neurology Residents with Department Chair Dr. Leonor Cabral-Lim

PGH Neurology Residents with Department Chair Dr. Leonor Cabral-Lim

Neurology fellow, residents, and clerks with Dr. Jose Gonzales, Dr. Leonor Cabral-Lim, Dr. Rhea Angela Quimpo-Salonga, and Dr. Marc Fernandez during the ribbon cutting for the opening of the 14th National Epilepsy Awareness Week.





Updates and Last Minute Applications to the Sections of Neurosurgery and Adult Neurology

29 08 2015

Do not fret. There’s still time to submit your applications.

The final intake for applications for both sections will be September 1, 2015 9AM. Bring your applications directly to the office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations. THEN:

For Neurosurgery applicants, proceed AT ONCE to the office of Neurosurgery at the back of Ward 6 for the first of 2 exams. The exam will start promptly at 9AM exam. The next exam will be at 1PM TOGETHER WITH THE ADULT NEUROLOGY applicants in ERC 215. PLEASE BRING 1000 PHP for the second exam.

For Adult Neurology applicants, proceed AT ONCE to the epilepsy lay forum at the Dietary Function Room (inside Mess Hall). Your only exam together with the neurosurgery applicants will be at 1 PM ERC 215. PLEASE BRING 1000 PHP as examination fee. An orientation will follow AFTER the exam.

Featured here Adult Neurology residents in the University of South Wales for an EEG teaching course with Dr. Somerville.

Featured here are Adult Neurology residents in the University of South Wales for an EEG teaching course with Dr. Somerville.

Also, for Adult Neurology applicants you need to attend the Epilepsy MD forum September 2, 2015 to be held at the Guazon Hall. The event will start at 8am.

Good luck to all applicants.





Neurosurgery Application Updates

28 08 2015
Featuring immediate past chief resident Dr. James Mercado and current 4th year Dr. Andrei Liban

Featuring immediate past chief resident Dr. James Mercado and current 4th year Dr. Andrei Liban

Neurosurgery Exam 1: September 1, 2015 9AM

Will cover Neurosurgery topics

Neurosurgery Exam 2: September 1, 2015 1PM

Will cover General Neurology topics

Both exams will be held in the Neurosurgery Office at the back of Ward 6. Do not be late.

Standby for scheduling of pre-residency period and interviews.

Good luck to all applicants.





Change in Deadline for Applications

27 08 2015

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to all those who passed the Physician Licensure Examination! Special shoutout to UP Medicine for garnering a 100% passing rate!

Congratulations Tristan uy of UP Medicine for placing 8th!

Congratulations Tristan Uy of UP Medicine for placing 8th!

The deadline for filing of the applications to the Section of Adult Neurology has been moved to September 1, 2015, 9AM. Epilepsy week lay forum will still push through in the morning while exams will still be held on that day (September 1) at 1:30PM. 

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You miss 100% of the shots that you don’t take. – Michael Jordan





Pre-Residency Activities

24 08 2015
No, you won't finish these two books before the exam.

You can certainly try.

September 1: Lay Forum for Epilepsy Week in the morning (Pre-residents to attend) then Pre-residency Exam for Adult Neurology (possibly NSS as well) in the afternoon
September 3 onwards: Pre residency period
September 30: Interview for qualified applicants for Adult Neurology

For questions please call our office.

Good luck to all of you. Study hard.








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