This overview of the chapters of ILAE has many shortcomings. A prime interest
of the International League Against Epilepsy has always been to have as many
contacts in the world which would help to realize its objectives. Whether each
executive committee adhered stringently to the letter of the constitution as
regards criteria for membership can not readily be verified because many
documents have been lost or are not readily accessible. In particular
disaffiliation because of failure to pay dues has been leniently applied,
although it did make a difference in the permission to vote during elections
either on the slate of officers presented in the General Assembly and much more
so when the mail-ballot was introduced in the 1985 constitution.
Another deficiency of this table is some flexibility in recording changes
which the political scene introduced. For example, the former Yugoslavia and the
present Serbia have been kept on one row; the same holds for Zaire and the
Democratic Republic Congo.
In the records of General Assemblies Austria and Spain disappeared for a
while. As this may have been an administrative mistake this overview has
maintained their membership from the first registration till the present,
disregarding possible interruptions of membership.
Hopefully through input of the chapters themselves the ILAE may receive new
information which will assist in correcting unintended mistakes if the
centennial history will be published in 2009.
ILAE Chapters and Dates of Incorporation (pdf), from International League Against Epilepsy, 1909-2009, A Centenary History.