The Canadian Paediatric Epilepsy Network (CPEN) is a group of Canadian investigators with a special interest in paediatric epilepsy research. Our mission is to promote, facilitate and engage in collaborative research that will advance understanding of paediatric epilepsy, particularly regarding its pathogenesis, causes, natural history, diagnosis, management and its impact on the child and others.
Secretary / Treasurer
Mary Lou Smith
MEMBERS ARE LARGE
As members of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE), a registered Canadian charity, the mission and activities of the CPEN Committee will align with CLAE’s purpose:
The mission of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy is to ensure that health professionals, people living with epilepsy and their care partners, governments and the public nationwide have the educational resources and advocacy tools needed to understand, prevent, diagnose and treat epilepsy.
CLAE will achieve this by identifying needs, setting standards and advocating for access to care and treatments as well as facilitating research. We aim to promote national awareness by working closely with our partners in the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance, Epilepsy Canada, amongst others.
In keeping with this charitable purpose, members of CLAE interested in being involved in a research-based focus on paediatric epilepsy will form the CPEN Committee.
Membership is open to members of CLAE who have a research interest in paediatric epilepsy. To apply to be a CPEN member please submit a letter of application for membership, endorsed by one member of the CPEN Committee in good standing to email@example.com. Upon review and acceptance by the Co-Chairs of the Committee, the member shall be known as a CPEN Investigator. Members of the CPEN Committee will all be members of CLAE in good standing (dues paid). No additional membership fee will be required to join the CPEN committee.
The CPEN Committee has the following goals:
1. To facilitate communication among members with similar research interests.
2. To pursue research questions best answered via multicentre and multidisciplinary collaboration.
3. To promote collaboration with others whose interests overlap with ours.