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International Epilepsy Day 2023

International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day is on 13 February 2023! This global event, a joint initiative of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and ILAE, is celebrated annually on the second Monday of February to promote awareness of epilepsy around the world.

Join the campaign this year to #StampOutStigma of epilepsy. Spreading awareness by educating others on the truth of what #EpilepsyIs  –  both clinically and personally – will help to reduce stigma and improve quality of life for the 50 million people living with epilepsy worldwide.

Find advocacy resources at internationalepilepsyday.org to share your knowledge and experiences on social media this #EpilepsyDay!

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Farewell headshot of James Cereghino
About ILAE

In Memoriam: James J. Cereghino

James J. Cereghino, MD, 85, died on 1 December 2022, in Portland, Oregon, USA, of cardiac failure. Dr. Cereghino will be missed by his national and international colleagues, his friends, and his patients.

20 January, 2023
World Health Organization
Improving the lives of people with epilepsy: a technical brief
World News

Improving the lives of people with epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders globally. The WHO epilepsy technical brief aims to strengthen action for epilepsy and complements the Intersectoral global action plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders 2022–2031.

12 December, 2022
Young Epilepsy Section (YES)
About ILAE

Women Working in Epilepsy Survey

The ILAE Young Epilepsy Section (YES) is in support of a study to discover the experiences of women who work in the world of epilepsy, which has been approved by the IRB of Western University.

8 December, 2022

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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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