Chair and Contact Information
Prof. Svein Johannessen
The National Center for Epilepsy
P.O. Box 900
Phone: +47 67 55 4169
Fax: +47 67 54 0496
Subcommission on Eastern-European Countries
Chair: Peter Halasz
To represent the interests of East-European region within CEA.
Bridging function between East-and West Europe with special emphasis
on the hindered position of the "postcommunistic" countries.
Actually, to explore the situation of epilepsy management (place
within the health care system, organization of care providement,
diagnostic facilities, pharmacological and surgical treatment, approach
to psychosocial aspects), and help to increase the level of management
in those countries where epilepsy management is underdeveloped.
List of subcommission members:
Prof. Vladimír Komárek
Children Faculty Hospital
V úvalu 84 - Motol
CZ - 150 00 Prague 5
Tel: +4202 24 43 33 00
Fax: +4202 24 43 33 22
Nana Tatishvili, M. D.
P. Saradgishivili Institute of Neurology
Epilepsy Research Center
Tel: +995 32 610 448; +995 32 0401
Fax: +995 32 227 808
Milda Endziniene, M. D., Ph.D.
Clinic of Neulogy
Kaunas Medical Academy
LT - 3000 Kaunas/Lithuania
Tel/Fax: +3707 79 95 72
Alla B. Guekht, M.D., Ph. D.
Prospekt Mira 118A apt. 46
Tel: +7095 287 4966
Meetings held by the Commission:
- First meeting in Prague September of 1999, on the occasion of
International Epilepsy Congress
- Next meeting will be held in Florence October of 2000 at the European
Epilepsy Congress. A four hours closed workshop is planned to be
held entitled: "Diagnostic and Treatment Gap in Eastern -Europe"
with participants of this region.
Status of reports and guidelines:
A preliminary survey on epilepsy management in Eastern-Europe was
done (P. Halasz) and presented on the European (Heidelberg) Global
Campaign meeting at October of 1998.
Contacts and interactions with other commissions:
There is a co-operation with the CEA Subcommission on European Guidelines
(Christina Malmgren) and with the Commission of Developing World
in the "treatment gap" topic (Harry Menardi is asked to
be advisor) and with the Global Campaign (Hanneke Boer). We cooperate
also closely with EUREPA especially with the Eastern European group
Summary of activities in the past year:
1. Preliminary survey of epilepsy management in Eastern Europe.
2. Field work surveying and gain more hard data in each countries
of the region about the health and social providement conditions
for epileptic patients and level of "epileptology".
3. Initiated by the EUREPA "train-the-trainers" group
which personally overlaps with our subcommission a real "breaktrough"
started in education of neurologists in epilepsy in the "independent
states" of the previous Soviet Union.
Plans for the coming year:
1. To organize the "Diagnostic and Treatment Gap in Eastern
Europe" workshop in Florence.
2. To publish the material of the workshop.
Annual Report 2000 Table of Contents