Events & News

Events & News

All year long, the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group promotes epilepsy education for patients, their caregivers, medical treatment staff, and the general public. Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group participates in several epilepsy walks and many different fundraising activities that directly benefit the national or local epilepsy foundations and advocacy societies. Check out our upcoming schedule and you may find an activity that interests you.

Introductory online chess lessons for persons with epilepsy and seizures

Introductory online chess lessons for persons with epilepsy and seizures

When: August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022 

Time: 1-2PM

Introductory online chess lessons for persons with epilepsy and seizures

Chess is a fantastic sport and exercise that requires planning, strategy, and memory.  All of these cognitive skills can be strengthened with practice through playing chess. The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group is opening up its 2022 Wellness Program starting with online chess lessons over the summer. 

The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) and Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center (MAESC) are proud to have Kyle and Kaleb Lancman teaching our patients chess for 4 consecutive weeks.  Kyle Lancman has been ranked among the top 100 US players for his age since he was in elementary school and has a USCF rating of 2100+.  Kaleb Lancman, started playing a few years after his twin Kyle, and is now USCF rated at 1800+. . Both have completed nationally and internationally for years and will be playing for Team USA at the Maccabi Games in Israel in July 2022. They are happy to be sharing their knowledge with their students in this Introductory class because there is nothing they love more than to talk and teach chess!   

Class 1: the class will go over what each of the pieces are, how they move and how they capture.

Class 2: the class will review what was learned in class 1 and then go over "castling," the value of the pieces and show an example game as a demonstration of how the pieces move

Class 3: the class will go over opening principles (controlling the center of the board, developing pieces, moving pieces to good squares) and will start the discussion on simple checkmates

Class 4: the class will go over more examples of checkmates as well as simple tactics

To register: email lmyers@epilepsygroup.com



Events that were highlighted in the past

International Epilepsy Day
AES Annual Meeting
November: Epilepsy Awareness month
Walk to end Epilepsy in New Jersey (virtual)
Virtual Medicinal Cannabis symposium
Purple Day
2022 Paint The Pony Purple
International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
International Epilepsy Day
AES Annual Conference
AES Annual Conference
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Glow Walk and Run
International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2021
International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2021
2021 Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) Biennial Family & Professional Conference
Walk to end Epilepsy
Virtual Symposium on Medicinal Cannabis
Purple Day around the world: Homeschooled Virtual Epilepsy Conference
International Epilepsy Day