The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is the world's preeminent association of physicians and other health professionals working towards a world where no persons' life is limited by Epilepsy.
World Health Organization (WHO) and Epilepsy
The Executive Board of the World Health Organization has unanimously approved a strong resolution in support of improving epilepsy care and research.
The resolution will be presented at the WHO General Assembly in May 2015 for final approval. Once approved it will become a formal policy of the WHO so that the fight against epilepsy becomes a truly global effort.
Please help this resolution succeed: Encourage your governments to support and co-sponsor the resolution at the WHO Assembly in May.
Letter to the EMA (European Medicines Agency) from the ILAE Commission on European Affairs (CEA), ILAE Commission on Medical Therapies, and ILAE Task Force on AED Trials and Regulatory Affairs regarding PRAC recommendations to strengthen the restrictions on the use of valproate in women and girls. ILAE Letter | EMA PRAC Recommendation
Epilepsy Research Priorities in Europe
The European Forum on Epilepsy Research (ERF2013) took place in Dublin from May 26-29, 2013. Its objective was to provide a platform on how to improve the lives of persons with epilepsy in Europe by influencing the future political agenda of the EU.
The ERF 2013 defined objectives and milestones for the epilepsy community 1) how to strengthen epilepsy research, 2) how to reduce the treatment gap, and 3) how to reduce the burden and stigma of epilepsy.
Announcement - Washington, D.C., 29 September 2011
The countries of the Americas, with support from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), will work together to create national programs for the care and treatment of epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affects some 5 million people in the Americas.
European Declaration on Epilepsy PASSED in European Parliament (September 15, 2011)
A Written Declaration on Epilepsy was passed in the European Parliament on 15th September 2011. Submitted by the European Advocates for Epilepsy Working Group in collaboration with Epilepsy Advocacy Europe â€“ a joint task force of the International League Against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy, approval of the declaration marks a significant step in the efforts of both groups to increase the quality of life of people with epilepsy. Read complete news release