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Appendix I, Executive Committees

1909
The initiative to form an International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) took place on Monday August 30, 1909, in Hotel Bristol, rue Maria Valeria No. 460 (Donau room).

The initiators: J. Van Deventer (Amsterdam, Holland); A. Marie (Villejuif, France); G. Donath (Buda-Pesth, Austrian-Hungarian monarchy); L.J.J. Muskens (Amsterdam, Holland).

Donath on behalf of Muskens calls for the formation of an International League Against Epilepsy and invites Dr A. Marie to take the chair. The decision is taken and nomination follows of

Provisional members of the Board 1909:
(German version) Donath, Graves, Greidenberg, Hebold, Marie, Moravcsick, Moreira, Muskens, Obersteiner, Tamburini;

(French version) Hebold, Marie, Muskens, Obersteiner, Sachs, Sommer, Van Deventer.

Tamburini is apparently chosen chairman/president (?).

Comité de patronage:
Hebold, Friedländer, Bechterew, Raymond, Landouzy, Sommer, Weigandt, Tamburini.

Bureau permanent: Donath.

Secrétaire général: Muskens.

World War I

1935 - 1939

Dr W.G. Lennox, Boston, Mass, USA President
Dr L.J.J. Muskens, Amsterdam, Holland Vice-President
Dr H.I. Schou, Dianalund, Denmark Secretary/Editor Epilepsia
Dr J. Tylor Fox, Lingfield, Surrey, England Treasurer

1939 - 1946

Dr W.G. Lennox, Boston, Mass, USA President
Dr K.H. Stauder, Munich, Germany Vice-President
Dr H.I. Schou, Dianalund, Denmark Secretary/Editor Epilepsia
Dr J. Tylor Fox, Lingfield, Surrey, England Treasurer

World War II

1946 - 1949

Dr W.G. Lennox, Boston, Mass, USA President/Editor Epilepsia
Dr B.Ch. Ledeboer, Heemstede, Holland Vice-President
Dr H.I. Schou, Dianalund, Denmark Secretary
Dr D. Williams, London, England Treasurer

1949 - 1953

Dr Macdonald Critchley, England President
Dr H.P. Stubbe Teglbjaerg, Dianalund, Denmark Vice-President
Dr F.A. Gibbs, USA Vice-President
Dr B.Ch. Ledeboer, Heemstede, Holland Secretary-General
Dr A. Rémond, France Recording Secretary
Dr D. Williams, London, England Treasurer
Dr W.G. Lennox, Boston, Mass, USA Editor Epilepsia/Hon. Pres.
Dr J.K. Merlis, Framingham, USA Assistant Editor

1953 - 1957

Dr A. Earl Walker, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA President
Dr H. Gastaut, Marseilles, France President-Elect
Dr D. Williams, London, England Vice-President
Dr P. Niemeyer, Sao Paulo, Brazil Vice-President
Dr B.Ch. Ledeboer, Heemstede, Holland Secretary-General
Dr H.P. Stubbe Teglbjaerg, Dianalund, Denmark Treasurer
Dr J.K. Merlis, Framingham, USA Editor Epilepsia

1957 - 1961

Dr A. Earl Walker, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA President
Dr H. Gastaut, Marseilles, France Secretary-General
Dr J.K. Merlis, Framingham, USA Treasurer
Sir Francis Walshe, UK Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1961 - 1965

Dr F.L. McNaughton, Canada President
Dr B. Fuster, Uruguay Vice-President
Dr A.M. Lorentz de Haas, Netherlands Vice-President/Editor Epilepsia
Dr H. Gastaut, Marseilles, France Secretary-General/Editor Epilepsia
Dr J.K. Merlis, Framingham, USA Treasurer

1965 - 1969

Dr A.M. Lorentz de Haas, Netherlands (died 1967) President/Editor Epilepsia
Dr J.K. Merlis, Framingham, USA President
Dr H. Landolt, Zurich, Switzerland Vice-President
Dr F.L. McNaughton, Canada Past-President
Dr H. Gastaut, Marseilles, France Secretary-General/Editor Epilepsia
Dr D.D. Daly, Arizona, USA Treasurer

1969 - 1973

Dr H. Gastaut, Marseilles, France President
Dr J.K. Merlis, Framingham, USA Past-President
Dr K.A. Melin, Sweden Vice-President
Dr L. Oller Daurella, Spain Vice-President
Dr O. Magnus, Wassenaar, Netherlands Secretary-General
Dr D.D. Daly, Arizona, USA Treasurer
Mrs M. Lennox-Buchthal, Copenhagen, Denmark Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1973 - 1977

Dr D.D. Daly, USA President
Dr H. Gastaut, France Past-President
Dr D. Janz, Germany Vice-President
Dr F. Rubio Donnadieu, Mexico Vice-President
Dr J.K. Penry, USA Secretary-General
Dr K.A. Melin, Sweden Treasurer
Dr E. Grass, USA Ex Officio IBE
Mr G. Burden, UK Ex Officio IBE
Dr A.A. Ward, Jr., USA Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1977 - 1981

Dr J.K. Penry, USA President
Dr D.D. Daly, USA Past-President
Dr D. Janz, Germany Vice-President
Dr T. Wada, Japan Vice-President
Dr F. Rubio Donnadieu, Mexico Secretary-General
Dr K.A. Melin, Sweden Treasurer
Dr H. Meinardi, Netherlands Ex Officio IBE
Dr R. Grant, UK Ex Officio IBE
Dr A.A. Ward, Jr., USA Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1981 - 1985

Dr M. Dam, Denmark President
Dr J.K. Penry, USA Past-President
Dr C.A. Tassinari, Italy Vice-President
Dr M. Seino, Japan Vice-President
Dr F.E. Dreifuss, USA Secretary-General
Dr F. Rubio Donnadieu, Mexico Treasurer
Mr F. Castellano, Italy Ex Officio IBE
Dr R. Grant Ex Officio IBE
Dr. A.A. Ward, Jr., USA Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1985 - 1989

Dr F.E. Dreifuss, USA President
Dr M. Dam, Denmark Past-President
Dr M. Seino, Japan Vice-President
Dr P. Loiseau, France Vice-President
Dr H. Meinardi, Netherlands Secretary-General
Dr F. Rubio Donnadieu, Mexico Treasurer
Mr J.N. Loeber, Netherlands Ex Officio IBE
Dr R. Masland USA Ex Officio IBE
Dr A.A. Ward, Jr., USA, until 1986 Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia
Dr J.J. Cereghino, USA, from 1986 Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1989 - 1993

Dr H. Meinardi, Netherlands President
Dr F.E. Dreifuss, USA Past-President
Dr P.R.M. de Bittencourt, Brazil Vice-President
Dr E.H. Reynolds, UK Vice-President
Dr R.J. Porter, USA Secretary-General
Dr M. Seino, Japan Treasurer
Mr W. McLinn, USA Ex Officio IBE
Ms H.M. de Boer, Netherlands Ex Officio IBE
Dr J.J. Cereghino, USA Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1993 - 1997

Dr E.H. Reynolds, UK President
Dr H. Meinardi, Netherlands Past-President
Dr G. Avanzini, Italy Vice-President
Dr S.D. Shorvon, UK Vice-President
Dr P. Wolf, Germany Secretary-General
Dr J. Engel, Jr., USA Treasurer
Ms H.M. de Boer, Netherlands Ex Officio IBE
Mr M. Hills, New Zealand Ex Officio IBE
Dr T.A. Pedley, USA Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia

1997 - 2001

Dr J. Engel, Jr., USA President
Dr E.H. Reynolds, UK Past-President
Dr Y. Mayanagi, Japan Vice-President
Dr N. Fejerman, Argentina Vice-President
Dr P. Wolf, Germany Secretary-General
Dr G. Avanzini, Italy Treasurer
Mr R. Holmes, Ireland Ex Officio IBE
Mr M. Hills, New Zealand Ex Officio IBE
Dr T.A. Pedley, USA Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia
Dr S.D. Shorvon, UK Editor-in-Chief Epigraph

The following entries have been added to the original list, for purposes of maintaining an ongoing record.

2001 - 2005

Dr. G. Avanzini, Italy President
Dr. J. Engel, Jr., USA Past-President
Dr. F. Andermann, Canada 1st Vice-President
Dr. M.J. Brodie, UK 2nd Vice-President
Dr. N. Fejerman, Argentina Secretary-General
Dr. J. Sander, UK Treasurer
Dr. P. Lee, UK Ex Officio IBE
Dr. E. Cavalheiro, Brazil Ex Officio IBE
Dr. Johan Falk-Pedersen, Norway Ex Officio IBE
Dr. R.S. Fisher, USA Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia
Dr. S.D. Shorvon, UK Editor-in-Chief Epigraph

2005 - 2009

Dr. P Wolf, Germany President
Dr. G. Avanzini, Italy Past-President
Dr. E. Perucca, Italy 1st Vice-President
Dr. F. Anderman, Canada 2nd Vice-President
Dr. C.T. Tan, Malaysia, Vice President
Dr. S.L. Moshé, USA, Secretary-General
Dr. M.J. Brodie, UK Treasurer
Ms. S. Lund, Sweden Ex Officio IBE
Mr. M. Glynn, Ireland Ex Officio IBE
Mr. E. Hargis, USA Ex Officio IBE
Dr. P.A. Schwartzkroin, USA Co-Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia
Dr. S.D. Shorvon, UK Co-Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia
Dr. E.H. Bertram, III, USA Information Officer

2009 - 2013

Dr. S.L. Moshé, USA, President
Dr. S. Wiebe, Canada, Secretary-General
Dr. E. Perucca, Italy, Treasurer
Dr. P Wolf, Denmark, Past-President
Dr. T. Tanaka, Japan, 1st Vice-President
Dr. M. Baulac, France, 2nd Vice-President
Dr. M. Medina, Honduras, 3rd Vice-President
Dr. P.A. Schwartzkroin, USA Co-Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia
Dr. S.D. Shorvon, UK Co-Editor-in-Chief Epilepsia
Dr. E.H. Bertram, III, USA Information Officer
M. Glynn, Ireland, IBE President (Ex-Officio)
C. Acevedo, IBE Secretary-General (Ex-Officio)
G. Tan, Singapore, IBE Treasurer (Ex-Officio)

2013 - 2017

Emilio Perucca, Italy, President
Tatsuya Tanaka, Japan, Vice President
Helen Cross, UK, Secretary General
Sam Wiebe, Canada, Treasurer
Solomon Moshé, USA, Past President
A. Gallo Diop, Senegal, Commission on African Affairs
Byung-In Lee, Korea, Commission on Asian and Oceanic Affairs
Hassan Hosny, Egypt, Commission on Mediterranean Affairs
Meir Bialer, Israel, Commission on European Affairs
Marco Medina, Honduras, Commission on Latin American Affairs
Sheryl Haut, USA, Commission on North American Affairs
Gary Mathern, USA, Epilepsia Editor-in-Chief
Astrid Nehlig, France, Epilepsia Editor-in-Chief
Athanasios Covanis, Greece, IBE President (Ex-Officio)
Sari Tervonen, Finland, IBE Secretary-General (Ex-Officio)
Robert Cole, Australia, IBE Treasurer (Ex-Officio)

Preface
Introduction
The Onset
The Second Period
Post-World War II
Activities
References
Appendices

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