Commission on European Affairs
Chair and Contact Information
Prof. Sevein Johannessen
Commission on European Affairs Annual Report
Date: November 28, 2002
Svein Johannessen (Norway), chair
Santiago Arroyo, (Spain), (Subcommission on Bursaries, Madrid)
To stimulate and co-ordinate all aspects of epileptology across Europe, including organizing the European Congress on Epileptology
Bursaries, Madrid congress
Congress evaluation, Madrid
Working Group on Development of Quality Care
March 9th, 2002, ILAE Office, Brussels
July 27th, 2002, San Servolo, Venice
October 10th, 2002, Madrid
Reports and Guidelines
Subcommission on European Guidelines (1998-2001).
Flink R, Pedersen B, Guekht AB, Malmgren K, Michelucci R, Neville B, Pinto F, Stephani U, Ã–zkara C. Guidelines for the use of EEG:commission reort. Commission on European Affairs: Subcommission on European Guidelines. Acta Neurol. Scand. 2002; 106: 1-7.
.Malmgrem K, Flink R, Michelucci R, Neville B, Pedersen B, Pinto F, Stephani U, Ã–zkara C. The provision of Epilepsy Care across Europe (submitted).
Summary of activities
2002. The 5th European Congress took place in Madrid, with Martin Brodie and Antonio Russi co-charing the International organizing committee and JoseÂ´ Serratosa chairing the Scientific Advisory Committee. There were Bursary Awards (CEA fund of EUR 50,000) and one European Epileptology Award ( EUR 10,000, funded by CEA). A successful congress with more than 3000 participants.
2004. The 6th European Congress will be held in Vienna. Svein Johannessen and Gerhard Bauer are co-chairing the International Organizing Committee and Christoph Baumgartner is charing the Scientific Advisory Committee.
2006. The 7th European Congress will be held in Helsinki.
European Advisory Council (EAC) (chair: Federico Vigevano) - report attached.
European Epilepsy Academy (EUREPA) (chair: Peter Wolf - report attached.
The Subcommission on Central/Eastern Europe. A plan is set out in areas related to education, quality care, and research.
Working Group on Development of Quality of Care. The initial task is to contact national European ILAE chapters enquiring about availability and/or needs of tertiary care centers, then evaluate responses, consult with relevant third parties and develop a project aimed at establishing a model tertiary care epilepsy center or unit in an under-served European country or region.
EURAP. THE CEA supports the international Registry aimed at assessing the comparative teratogenic risks of prenatal exposure to different antiepileptic drugs. The project is chaired by T. Tomson. Over 2,000 pregnancies have been registered to date.
Plans for 2003-2004
Final evaluation of organisation and scientific presentations in Madrid.
Continue with plans for the Vienna congress.
Establish a system for CME-credits.
Continue with plans for subcommissions activities.