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September 23, 2016

18th Annual Senior Wellness Fest

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Start: September 23, 2016
End: September 23, 2016
Venue: Mississippi Trade Mart
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August 31, 2016

Donate your gently used shoes and make strides for seizures!

The public is invited to participate in a shoe collection drive to raise funds for the Programs and Services offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi such as the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, Medication Assistance, and  State of the art medical alert bracelets. Donations of gently worn used and new shoes will be accepted. The amount of money raised is determined by the number of shoes collected.

All donated shoes will be redistributed to microenterprise partners through Funds2Orgs, a for profit social enterprise, and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.

Starting August 31, 2016 – September 30, 2016 we will be collecting gently used and new shoes.

You can drop them off at the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi’s office at 2001 Airport Road N., Suite 307, Flowood MS  39232 or call Tres Townsend at 601-936-5222 to schedule a pick up from your location.

In the US alone, approximately 630 million pairs of shoes are thrown away per year. The materials used to manufacture a pair of shoes are created from chemical compounds that will create health hazards if left to disintegrate openly or in landfills. By donating your gently worn used and news shoes to the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, your shoes are given a second chance to make a difference which will make strides for Mississippians living with epilepsy.  It’s a WIN/WIN for both!

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DSC02376   By Donating your shoes, you are building self confidence for Mississippians such as these kids!

Start: August 31, 2016
End: September 30, 2016
Venue: Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi
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2001 Airport Road N., Suite 307, Flowood, MS, United States, 39232

June 28, 2016

Taking Control – The 12 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Seizures and Epilepsy. For Teens and Young Adults

Teens and young adults with seizures face many challenges heading into the real world with epilepsy.   Issues specific to managing your epilepsy, the importance of wellness, and dealing with the challenges for future work and independent living are just a few critical areas.  Join our guest experts, James Wheless MD and Wendy Miller RN, PhD on Tuesday, June 28th from 8:00 – 9:15 pm, EDT to learn about how to take charge of your health care and epilepsy!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

8:00 pm – 9:15pm Easter Time

7:00 pm – 8:15pm Central Time


Please use the following link to register for the webinar:


Offered by the Epilepsy Foundation of America

Start: June 28, 2016
End: June 28, 2016
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Cost: n/a

June 16, 2016

Mississippi disAbility Megaconference

Start: June 16, 2016
End: June 17, 2016
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June 7, 2016

Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp 2016

June 7 – 11. 2016

The Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp is a week long camp for Mississippi kids, ages 8-16, living with epilepsy.  The campers attend free of charge and enjoy a great camp experience under the supervision of the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Mississippi, trained counselors, and nurses who are on site 24/7.  The camp takes place at Camp Wesley Pines in Gallman, MS.

To be eligible for the Alvin P. Flannes Summer Camp, a child must:

  • Have a primary diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Be ages 8 through 16
  • Be able to feed, bathe, dress and toilet without assistance
  • Work well in small groups

For Camp Application 2016 Camp Application.

Start: June 7, 2016
End: June 11, 2016
Venue: Camp Welsey Pines
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1095 Camp Wesley Pines Rd., Hazelhurst, MS, United States, 39083

May 24, 2016

MS F2F, Family Voices of MS and the University of Southern MS – Institute for Disability Studies

Join MS F2F, Family Voices of MS and the University of Southern MS – Institute for Disability Studies for a FREE informative Quality Health Care Day Forum. We will have lunch, some great presenters and lots of resources available. This day is open to the public and geared toward parents and professionals. And it’s all FREE!!

Speakers and itinerary as follows:
8:00 – 8:30 Registration/ Welcome
8:30 – 9:30 Early and Continuous Screening- Shelley Ezelle, MS and Leslie Lavern, Ph.D, USM-IDS (Early Years Network)
9:40 – 10:40 Insurance Coverage for CYSHCN- David C. Williams, MD, Medical Director for United HealthCare
10:50 – 11:50 Transition to Adulthood- Jerry Alliston, Ph.D., USM-IDS
11:50 – 1:00 Networking Lunch/ Community Based Services
1:10 – 2:10 Medical Home: HealthCare We All Deserve- Keishawna A. Smith, BA- USM-IDS, Family2Family HIEC
2:20 – 3:20 Family Participation- Joy Hogge, Ph.D., Exe. Director MS Families As Allies

Start: May 24, 2016
End: May 24, 2016
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April 7, 2016

Having Trouble Living with Seizures?

 Join Paige Sanders, NP at North Mississippi Medical Center on Thursday, April 7, 2016 for this free live informational Program

When:  Thursday, Apri 7, 2016

Where:  North Mississippi Medical Center

830 S. Gloster St.

East Tower Room 21

Tupelo MS  38801

For Directions Call 601-927-9149


Start: April 7, 2016 8:00 am
End: April 7, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: North Mississippi Medical Center
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830 S. Gloster St. East Tower Room 21, Tupelo, MS, United States, 38801
Cost: Free

March 8, 2016

Free Webinar- Medical Home and Coordinated Care

This webinar is designed for parents who have children/youth with special health care needs, but the information can apply to anyone…are you taking care of an elderly parent or do you have custody of a loved one, is your spouse a retired disabled veteran or do you just want to make more informed decisions about your own healthcare? Well this webinar is for you! And it’s free!

Please register for Medical Home: Primary Health Care We All Deserve on Mar 8, 2016 12:00 PM CST at: Presenter: Keishawna Smith, Parent Consultant, Family 2 Family Health Information & Education Center, Institute for Disability Studies  This presentation is an overview of what Medical Home is and why, as a parent of a child/youth with a special health care need, you should advocate to implement it as standard care. This presentation will also cover the origins and evolution of the Medical Home model, talking to your Primary Care Manager(PCM), what should be offered and the positive outcomes to having a Medical Home.  About the presenter: Keishawna Smith is currently the Parent Consultant for the Mississippi Family to Family Health Information and Education Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies and the Parent Coordinator for the Children’s Medical Program. Her goal is to help parents become better advocates for their children and their communities by helping them navigate the system and how to access resources. Her top priority is to make sure that parents are empowered so they can effectively be involved in every aspect of their child(ren)’s health, education and over all well-being. Keishawna is the mother of two children, Trinitee’ and De’Shawn, who both live with special health care needs and the wife of a retired disabled combat veteran, Sheldon.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Start: March 8, 2016
End: March 8, 2016
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November 4, 2015

Watch Midday Mississippi

Watch Logan Thomas & Lisa Busby Thomas LIVE on Wednesday, November 4 at noon on MIDDAY MISSISSIPPI!!!!

Start: November 4, 2015
End: November 4, 2015
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November 2, 2015

Watch 16 WAPT TV

Tanya Davis and Lisa Busby will be on 16 WAPT TV Monday, November 2, at 7:20am. They will be talking about upcoming events, EFM, and Epilepsy.


Start: November 2, 2015
End: November 2, 2015
Venue: 16 WAPT TV
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Cost: Free
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