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Friday, January 5 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Frontier Science: Fit to Drive? T62

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In the UK, the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) adopt a risk based approach to determine who can obtain a driving license either as a new driver, or following an incapacitating medical event.  The guidelines for driving following a first seizure (fit) require the risk of another seizure in the next 12 months to be less than 20%. But how long, after a first unprovoked seizure, must a driver be seizure-free before they fall below this risk and can therefore regain their driving license? 

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Laura Bonnett

NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool
I am a National Institute of Heath Research Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Liverpool. My primary research interest involves estimating time to next event for patients with recurrent conditions such as epilepsy and asthma. In addition, I am a STEM Ambassador, and a member... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT