A national policy forum in Sydney connected researchers, clinicians, advocates, consumers and policymakers
The Sydney Epilepsy Incidence Study to Measure Illness Consequences (SEISMIC) is Australia’s first population-based study designed to identify modifiable factors that will enhance resilience and reduce vulnerability to the psychosocial and economic impacts of epilepsy. SEISMIC involves collaboration between The George Institute for Global Health, Epilepsy Action Australia, the Epilepsy Society of Australia, Sydney South West Area Health Service, the University of Sydney, hospitals and clinicians in Sydney, and Austin Health in Melbourne. The study is funded by research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council. A key aspect of SEISMIC is the inclusion of a series of policy forums to ensure appropriate translation of evidence into policy and practice; the first forum was convened on 4 August 2010.
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