Event at 10 Downing street
To mark the official launch of the Epilepsy Research Institute UK (ERI UK) Young Epilepsy CEO, Mark Devlin and Head of Health, Research and Compliance, Rosemarie Pardington, attended a reception at the famous address with George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation.
ERI UK, previously Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK), will provide a central hub for the epilepsy research community.
Young Epilepsy is proud to be a founding member of the Institute along with Epilepsy Scotland, Epilepsy Action and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) British Branch.Mark Devlin, Young Epilepsy CEO
The aim of the Institute is to radically advance research into the causes, prevention and treatment of epilepsy and its associated conditions and therefore fits perfectly with our own research projects and overall strategy.
The Institute plans to strengthen epilepsy research across the country, by driving strategic investment and developing partnerships and collaborations between academia, the NHS, industry funders and patient groups. Central to this will be a culture of advocating and actioning the research priorities identified by people directly affected by epilepsy.
At the event Paul Sculley, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, and Minister for London, welcomed all the invited guests and shared how pleased he was to host such an exciting launch. There were also speeches from Professor Matthew Walker, ERI Chairman and Baroness Cumberledge. The event was well attended by a wide range of clinicians, researchers and members of the wider epilepsy community, who all enjoyed the launch, prestigious surroundings and opportunity to network.