ILAE Goals, Mission, and Strategy
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is the world's preeminent association of physicians and other health professionals working toward a world where no person's life is limited by epilepsy.
Goals and Mission
ILAE's mission is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing and treating persons with epilepsy.
The goals of the ILAE are:
- To advance and disseminate knowledge about epilepsy
- To promote research, education and training
- To improve services and care for patients, especially by prevention, diagnosis
the ILAE Works
has national chapters in more than 100
countries with over 15,000 members. Each national chapter has
elected officers and members who are doctors and other health
care professionals interested in epilepsy.
has an Executive Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary-General, Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President, and the Chair of each of the recognized ILAE regions as voting members for four year terms.
is funded from membership fees, Epilepsia
subscriptions, congresses and from sponsorships and charitable
has offices in Dublin, Ireland and
publishes three journals:
which is the leading, most authoritative source for current clinical
and research results on all aspects of epilepsy
- Epileptic Disorders,
the League's educational journal
- Epilepsia Open, an open-access publication forum for early, preliminary studies on epilepsy
publishes a membership newsletter, Epigraph.
holds scientific congresses
on a regular basis:
congresses every two years in conjunction with the International
Bureau For Epilespy (IBE)
- Regional congresses
in each of its regions every two years
- National congresses
annually by each national chapter
- ILAE has formal links with the World
Health Organization (for the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy)
and with the International Bureau for Epilepsy (the world's leading
lay persons epilepsy association).
ILAE also conducts, in conjunction with WHO, a global
campaign entitled “Out
of the Shadows” the aim of which is to increase public and
professional awareness of epilepsy, as a universal treatable brain