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A conference aimed at sufferers of epilepsy, their carers and families, will take place in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin, next Saturday.

Among the speakers is Professor Mike Kerr of Cardiff University, who will be talking about the management of epilepsy in those with an intellectual disability.

Around 35,000 Irish people have epilepsy. Dr Niall Pender, a specialist at Beaumont Hospital, will speak on the importance of emotional wellbeing.

RTE DJ, Rick O'Shea will open the conference.

To book a place contact Brainwave at 01 455 7500 or see