New Chapter of the ILAE
The Epilepsy Special Interest Group of Myanmar has been provisionally accepted as a chapter of the ILAE. Final acceptance will be voted at the 31st International Epilepsy Congress in Istanbul in 2015.
Commentary on the 1st International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery (INES)
Held in Erlangen, Germany, September 16-20, 2013
August Epilepsia Gray Matters
• Stereo-electroencephalography safety and effectiveness
• The curse of in silico transformation from Palmini’s into the ILAE classification system of focal cortical dysplasia
• Epilepsy informatics and an ontology-driven infrastructure for large database research and patient care in epilepsy
• Informatics—a computational approach to the complexity of the epilepsies
Books at a discount
Wisepress Online Medical Bookshop now offers ILAE members a 15% discount on medical titles including ebooks from all the major publishing companies.
ILAE is pleased to announce the provisional addition of five new chapters:
- Association Against Epilepsy in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Caribbean League Against Epilepsy
- Congolese League Against Epilepsy
- Ivorian League Against Epilepsy
- Rwandan League Against Epilepsy
Final integration of the chapters to ILAE is awaiting confirmation at the General Assembly that will take place during the International Epilepsy Congress in Montreal on June 26, 2013.
May Epilepsia Gray Matters
Carbamazepine coadministration with an oral contraceptive and announcements
Epilepsy News Africa
This issue focuses on the stigma of epilepsy, particularly for women. Also, read reports from conferences and countries, and challenges in epilepsy care, past, present and future.
April Epilepsia Gray Matters
- Letters: Early onset absence epilepsy: What changes using Panayiotopoulos’s criteria?
- In search of the Rosetta Stone
- The way out of Babel
April Epilepsia Editor's Choice
The April 2013 issue of Epilepsia contains a number of basic research papers using animal models. The following two papers reflect the power and opportunity for applying "bench work" to the real problems of clinical epileptology.
March Epilepsia Editor's Choice
This issue of Epilepsia includes a broad set of topics: The epileptic aura in literature; Genetic testing in benign familial epilepsies of the first year of life; and Cardiac injury in refractory status epilepticus.
Strategic Plan on Epilepsy
Summary of recent issues from the Quito Epilepsy Congress, November, 2012.
English • Spanish
“I was taken out of the shadows”
Statement from Silvia Marca Gonzales, child neurologist from Bolivia, regarding her experience at the Latin American Summer School on Epilepsy - LASSE- and her one year ALADE/ILAE sponsored fellowship in epilepsy in Santiago de Chile.
North American Commission Symposium:
Epilepsy Classification: Hot Controversies in 2012
Classification of the epilepsies is a dynamic concept that continues to undergo re-evaluation, especially in light of advances in structural and functional neuro-imaging, genetics and neuro-immunology. This symposium, sponsored by the International League Against Epilepsy, will focus on the newly updated organization of the epilepsies, exploring the emerging concept of diagnostic specificity and how this relates to clinical practice. Controversies that have arisen regarding the specific aspects of classification, namely structural, genetic and immune, will be presented.
Joint ILAE/AES workshop to optimize preclinical epilepsy therapy discovery.
London UK, September 28-29, 2012
A joint International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)- American Epilepsy Society (AES) workshop to optimize and accelerate preclinical epilepsy therapy discovery took place at Customs House Hotel in London, U.K., on September 28-29, 2012. The purpose of this workshop was to identify optimal methodology and strategies for the discovery, validation and translation of new therapies into the clinics as well as recommend infrastructure developments that may enhance and de-risk therapy discovery for seizures, epilepsies, and their comorbidities.
Specific working groups were assigned to address the clinical gaps and opportunities (chair: Jacqueline French), general issues (chair: Aristea Galanopoulou), issues related to antiseizure treatments (chair: Karen Wilcox), antiepileptogenic treatments (chair: Asla Pitkanen), anti-comorbidity treatments (chair: Amy Brooks-Kayal), biomarkers (chair: Pete Engel), or de-risking the transition to clinical trials (chairs: Michele Simonato, Terence O’Brien).
This workshop was organized by Drs French, Galanopoulou, O’Brien, and Simonato, was attended by 49 international investigators and was made possible through the generous co-sponsorship by the ILAE, AES, CURE, Epilepsy Therapy Project, and Autism Speaks.
Elections of the ILAE Executive Committee, 2013-2017 term
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