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Regional chair election results

The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the election of regional commission chairs for the 2017-21 term.

Angelina Kakooza
Angelina Kakooza
Curriculum vitae

Akio Ikeda
Asia and Oceania:
Akio Ikeda
Curriculum vitae

Chahnez Triki
Eastern Mediterranean:
Chahnez Charfi Triki

Curriculum vitae

Eugen Trinka
Eugen Trinka
Curriculum vitae

Roberto Caraballo
Latin America:
Roberto Caraballo

Curriculum vitae

Nathalie Jette
North America:
Nathalie Jetté

Curriculum vitae

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Commission on African Affairs Invites Bursary Applications

The CAA announces competitive awards up to $5,000 are available for 2017 to support doctors from Africa developing training and skills capacity in epilepsy. Application deadline: 11 June.

More information, how to apply.

ILAE and IBE Announce 2017 Awards

Charlotte Dravet
Charlotte Dravet
Lifetime Achievement Award

The IBE/ILAE congress awards are presented biennially at the time of the International Epilepsy Congress, to honour individuals who have made significant contributions, over a long period of time and at international level, in the field of epilepsy. There are three categories: Ambassador for Epilepsy, Social Accomplishment, and the highest honour, Lifetime Achievement Award. See all awards

Slide presentations now available for new ILAE definition and classifcation


Robert Fisher, Stanford University, USA, has prepared two slide presentations to support the Definition of Epilepsy (2014) and the 2017 Classification of Seizure Types:

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Retigabine to be discontinued in June

We have received a reminder notice from GSK that retigabine (Trobalt®/Potiga®) will be removed from clinical use at the end of June. Please discuss the issues with any patient who remains on the medication and how they need to be transitioned to other drugs as clinically indicated. Details here.

Epilepsy and Law in India

The Indian Epilepsy Association and the Indian Epilepsy Society published this data to make it readily available to people with epilepsy, their caregivers, physicians, and the general public. Note that the intent is solely to make available the various provisions under the Indian Law. Users must make the final decision about their individual situation after verifying the facts in consultation with the legal experts.

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Individualised prediction model of seizure recurrence and long-term outcomes after withdrawal of antiepileptic drugs in seizure-free patients: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis.

The paper proposes a web-based tool to calculate the risk of seizure relapse after withdrawal of antiepileptic medication. (Lancet Neurology, 2017 May 5). More …

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Interfering with the Chronic Immune Response Rescues Chronic Degeneration After Traumatic Brain Injury

The focus of this paper is whether and how neurons that survive in the brain after an injury contribute to long-term deleterious effects. After the closed-head model of TBI, mice were shown to have tissue damage, a reduction in dendritic spine density, an increase in inflammation, and an increase in activation of microglia and astrocytes. These changes were widespread and persistent. (Journal of Neuroscience 21 September 2016) More …

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