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Professors Ley Sanders and Sanjay Sanjay Sisodiya outside our new research centre with the time capsule
'Hopes for the future' time capsule
Epilepsy Society plans to mark National Epilepsy Week (May 20 -26) and its 120th birthday year by burying a ‘hopes for future achievement’ time capsule in its new research centre.
The UK’s largest medical epilepsy charity, is asking the half a million people in this country who live with the condition to get behind the idea. It wants to hear what they hope future research may achieve - achievement being the theme of this year’s National Epilepsy Week (May 20-26).
Amanda Cleaver, the charity’s communications manager, said: ‘Epilepsy Society has been leading the way in pioneering research. Our new purpose built research centre in Buckinghamshire is due for completion this autumn and will benefit people with epilepsy throughout the UK.
‘One person in every 100 in this country is affected by epilepsy and we appeal to anyone connected with the condition to tell us what they hope will be achieved in the future through new research.’
Suggestions can be emailed to email@example.com and will be placed in the time capsule for concealment in the new research centre. The capsule will remain untouched for 30 years until 2042 – the charity’s 150th birthday, when it will be opened to see how far research has come and what expectations have been met.
Professor Sanjay Sisodiya, Epilepsy Society’s head of genetics, said: ‘The rate of genetic discovery in epilepsy is gathering pace, with important new findings rapidly improving our understanding. Our new research centre will be critical to taking these new discoveries directly to patient care, to improve the lives of people with epilepsy.’
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