Dr. Philip Haydon to Speak at Rotary

Rotary President John Douglass and Dr. Phil Haydon

Reading, MA — Reading Rotary will welcome back Dr. Philip Haydon as a speaker at its meeting on March 20 at 6 pm at RCTV. Philip Haydon is an internationally recognized neuroscientist and Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine. He runs an active laboratory researching a multitude of neurological disorders, including epilepsy. 

Dr. Haydon founded Sail 4 Epilepsy with a mission to use sailing to inspire people with epilepsy, their families, and their caregivers to take One More Step towards living a fuller life with the necessary safety measures in place. Dr. Haydon has had trauma-induced epilepsy since he was 15. Roughly ten years ago, he decided to start talking about his epilepsy to promote greater understanding of it.  

Dr. Haydon is an impressive and inspirational speaker and who previously spoke to Reading Rotary in April 2022.

Sail 4 Epilepsy posts photos, videos, and blogs, and broadcasts live while underway, but this project is about more than sailing. During in-port events, Phil and his crew engage with the local community to share his story and hear about ways others are living a fuller life, despite epilepsy. He gives presentations with the goal of educating the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid.

The public is invited to attend. For questions, please contact John Douglass (jldouglass@comcast.net) or Sheila Clarke (smwclarke1@gmail.com).  Information about Reading Rotary, including how to join, is available at readingmarotary.org, on Facebook or Instagram.

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