Welcome to the International League Against Epilepsy
The World's preeminent association of health care professionals and scientists working toward a world where no person's life is limited by epilepsy
On February 20, 2018, Heinz Gregor Wieser passed away in his home as the result of a severe illness. The epilepsy community keenly feels the loss of one of its own leading figures who achieved fame within the field of epilepsy surgery. For those colleagues with whom he collaborated, he generously gave his time and attention, and granted his support wherever and whenever needed. He considered no undertaking too great, and his connections within the epileptology community were widespread and intense.
13 March, 2018
Nominations are now being solicited for the 2018 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine, to be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Fundamental and Translational Research in Epilepsy. The recipient of the prize will receive $25,000 and a classical…
12 March, 2018
Toward evidence-based severity assessment in rat models with repeated seizures: I. Electrical kindling
The findings argue against a persistent level of pronounced distress and suggest a classification of the kindling paradigm as a model with moderate severity based on a longer-lasting mild impact on animal behavioral patterns. This suggestion provides a basis for a prospective and retrospective case-by-case severity assessment.
26 February, 2018
Presence of comorbidities should be considered when counseling patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy concerning risk for injuries/accidents. Early information is important, as the risk is highest during the first 2 years following seizure onset.
27 February, 2018
2017 saw the publication of new classifications for epilepsy and seizure types, which emphasize the importance of understanding the underlying disease mechanisms. This aetiology-based approach is already beginning to inform developments in therapies and trial design in the epilepsies.
19 January, 2018
Genetic variation in CFH predicts phenytoin-induced maculopapular exanthema in European-descent patients
A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has identified a new genetic test that can be used to predict if a patient with epilepsy will develop an adverse reaction to a common anti-epileptic drug. The finding will help inform doctors to prescribe the safest and…
29 December, 2017
The largest-ever neuroimaging study of people with epilepsy, involving almost 4,000 people across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, shows that epilepsy involves more widespread physical differences than previously assumed, even in types of epilepsy that are typically considered to be more benign if seizures are under control.
22 January, 2018
The Korean Epilepsy Society (KES) invites applications for an annual fellowship program for the promotion of epileptology in the Asian-Oceanian countries. Two young doctors interested in epileptology will be invited to attend the KES annual meeting in Seoul, Korea, June 2018, and to make a short visit to a selected hospital or epilepsy center in Korea. Applicants must be 40 years old or younger by the KES meeting, trained and practicing in one of the Asian Oceanian countries, and must make a presentation in English at the KES meeting . Fellowship awardees will receive the amount of 3,000,000 KRW (approximately 3,000 USD).
16 January, 2018
Update on Minimal Standards for Electroencephalography in Canada: A Review by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists
Abstract: Surface electroencephalogram (EEG) recording remains the gold standard for noninvasive assessment of electrical brain activity. It is the most efficient way to diagnose and classify epilepsy syndromes as well as define the localization of the epileptogenic zone. The EEG is useful for…
29 November, 2017
The International League Against Epilepsy disseminates research findings and breakthroughs in the cure for epilepsy and related seizure disorders through its official publications in original peer-reviewed articles that communicate the latest in epilepsy research.
Tom Theys, Thomas Decramer, Wim Van Paesschen, Xavier De Tiège, Lorella Minotti, Marec von Lehe, Stephan Chabardès, Philippe Kahane, Anne-Sophie JobMichalis Koutroumanidis et al
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