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The World's preeminent association of health care professionals and scientists working toward a world where no person's life is limited by epilepsy

New low congress registration fees!

Register now for the 13th AOEC - June 2021
Register now for the 34th IEC - August 2021

We have lowered our virtual congress registration fees to bring our multi-day educational experiences to more people around the globe! Fees are now based on both profession and country income level. No travel necessary – attend an ILAE Congress from your home or office, and view sessions in your own time. Register for a congress now – students pay as little as US $35 (AOEC) or US $55 (IEC)!

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About ILAE

Regional Board Elections now Open

Elections for the members of all regional boards are now open, and voting will conclude on 14 May (21 May for North America)

3 May, 2021
Clinical Research

Detection of Brain Somatic Mutations in Cerebrospinal Fluid from Refractory Epilepsy Patients

Brain mosaic mutations are a major cause of refractory focal epilepsies with cortical malformations such as focal cortical dysplasia, hemimegalencephaly, malformation of cortical development with oligodendroglial hyperplasia in epilepsy, and ganglioglioma. Here, we collected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) during epilepsy surgery to search for somatic variants in cell‐free DNA (cfDNA) using targeted droplet digital polymerase chain reaction...

3 May, 2021
William Harkness
About ILAE

In Memoriam: William Harkness

We are deeply saddened by the passing of William Harkness, one of the most outstanding paediatric neurosurgeons of our generation. A caring clinician and gifted surgeon, visionary leader, loyal friend and devoted family man, William left an indelible impression on the specialty and the many people whose lives he touched.

6 April, 2021

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The International League Against Epilepsy disseminates the latest original research findings and breakthroughs in the cure for epilepsy and related seizure disorders through its official peer-reviewed publications.

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