Partnerships & Community of Practice
The MEW Network and its partners form a community of practice in which all participants work to improve the effective management of epilepsy. Our partnership’s combined and persistent efforts have deepened the epilepsy community’s knowledge and understanding on the importance of self-management. Members and partners are essential to the structure of the network and helping determine research agendas and priorities.
MEW Network Partners have a vested interest in epilepsy self-management but are not affiliated with a Prevention Research Center (PRC). Current partners include:
The Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to “helping people pursue seizure freedom.” They have over 50 local organizations through the U.S. and provide community services, education, engage in federal and local advocacy efforts, and support research in therapies and treatments. The Epilepsy Foundation has been a part of the MEW Network since its inception in 2007 and has helped to develop, test, and disseminate MEW Network programs.
American Epilepsy Society
The American Epilepsy Society is a U.S.-based professional organization dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary communication, exchange of clinical information, and scientific investigation in the epilepsy field. Members include healthcare providers, scientists, and other professionals with an interest in epilepsy, seizures, and related disorders.
The American Epilepsy Society was invited to become an official partner in 2017 as a result of its commitment to educating epilepsy professionals about the importance of epilepsy self-management. The AES Annual Meeting has been a platform for MEW Network research findings, lectures, and program training sessions.