|Amadou Gallo Diop
|Antonio Martins da Silva
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|Chong Tin Tan
|Nadir E. Barucha
To promote and assist subregional or interregional coordinated
actions aimed at developing education, healthcare and research
in the field of epilepsy by groups of countries that for common
historical, cultural and linguistic background are naturally prepared
Achievements prior to July 2003
The 7th Mediterranean conference held in Greece
in 2001 was a very successful meeting which was achieved by the
task force. Initiations were taken for international collaborations
in the fields of genetics and epidemiology.
July 31, 2003 to June 30, 2004
The task force had two official meetings during the international
congress in Lisbon and European Congress in Vienna. Future activities
were discussed in those meetings. The 8th Mediterranean conference,
which will be held in Morocco 17-20 November 2004, is one of the
priorities of the task force. SIROTF has been working together
with the local organisers for scientific programme and other related
activities including fund raising attempts for the year. Possible
interactions related to the scientific organisations were discussed
with Arabic-speaking countries and collaborations established with
them for EPIMED.
- EPIMED Morocco will be held 17–20 October 2004 in
- Georgia-Armenia Azerbaijan would like to
organise an educational course in Georgia in June. SIROTF will
assist this initiative working with the organisers.
- Countries in the Caribbean region would like
to promote their relationships regarding scientific activities.
SIROTF will be helping them in
facilitating their collaboration within their group and with the other
commissions of ILAE.
- African countries speaking common languages as official
language (i.e., French, English, Portuguese, German) will establish
educational courses organised according to their linguistic