Who We Are

Overview

EpLink is the Epilepsy Research Program of the Ontario Brain Institute. We are an epilepsy research program focused on finding new ways to diagnose, treat and improve the lives of people living with drug-resistant epilepsy. Our program is funded by the Ontario Brain Institute and aims to bring health innovations directly to the epilepsy community.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world without epilepsy.

Our Mission

Our mission is to reduce seizures and improve quality of life for people with epilepsy through research.

Our Goals

Our goals are to improve the diagnosis and treatment for drug-resistant seizures and improve the lives of people living with epilepsy. We have over 35 lead researchers working on research projects at eight institutions across Ontario that focus on:

  • Diet Therapy
  • Epidemiology and Diagnosis
  • Genetics and Epigenetics
  • Drug Therapy
  • Quality of Life
  • Brain Monitoring and Modulation
  • Seizure Surgery

Through our research we hope to develop more effective drug therapies, improve diet therapies and surgical procedures, uncover new treatment options, such as gene therapy and brain stimulation, and create new programs to improve cognition, mood and quality of life for individuals living with uncontrolled seizures.

Our Management Committee

EpLink has a Management Committee that meets every month to advise the EpLink Co-Directors on matters relating to the Program’s governance and function.

Our Staff