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

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International Epilepsy Day
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International Epilepsy Day is February 10

Mark your calendar! International Epilepsy Day is a global event celebrated annually on the 2nd Monday of February, to promote awareness of epilepsy. With IBE and ILAE representation in more than 120 countries, this is a powerful opportunity to highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers, in every region of the world.

15 January, 2020
Clinical Research

Long-term employment outcomes after epilepsy surgery in childhood

Long-term overall employment rates were higher compared to most previous studies on surgery in adults. Seizure-free patients with a preoperative IQ ≥70 showed rates of full-time employment similar to the general population. Further research is needed to determine whether this also applies for occupational complexity and wages. (Neurology December 2019)

14 January, 2020
Clinical Research

Epilepsy's next frontier

Almost one in every three patients suffers from seizures that are resistant to drugs. Scientists are looking for new ways to help them. Science Vol. 366, Issue 6471, pp. 1300-1304.

19 December, 2019
Korea Epilepsy Society logo
World News

National Assembly of Korea approves special epilepsy budget

A special budget for epilepsy (3.7 million US$) in 2020 was finally approved by the National Assembly of Korea. This government budget for epilepsy is the first time in the history of the Korea government which was formed in 1948. It is great news and a Christmas present to people with epilepsy…

16 December, 2019

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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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