ILAE Goals, Mission, and Strategy

Mission and Guiding Principles

ILAE's mission is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing, and treating persons with epilepsy.


ILAE's vision is a world in which no person's life is limited by epilepsy.


The goals of the ILAE are to:

  • Serve health professionals as the premier international resource for current and emerging standards and best practice
  • Support health professionals worldwide to enhance their knowledge and skills in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of epilepsy
  • Advocate for epilepsy as a public health imperative
  • Promote research and innovation for epilepsy
  • Ensure the long term financial and organizational viability of the ILAE


  • ILAE Strategy 2030: Strategic plan approved in January 2021 by the Executive Committee to provide strategic direction for the ILAE over the coming decade.

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