Young Epilepsy Section (YES)
The primary aim of YES is to promote the involvement of young people from all disciplines in epilepsy care and research. It seeks to achieve this using a grassroots-style approach, whereby all members are encouraged to take responsibility and action to achieve our aims.
All ILAE junior, student, or trainee members (i.e., age < 40 or still in training) qualify as regular YES members with a right to vote on the direction of YES. This gives them the opportunity to actively influence and participate in our agenda for young people in epilepsy. YES is presided by a board and regional representatives and is organized into task forces and working groups. These committees are elected at a biennial general assembly meeting. At least three members of YES are also members of the ILAE Next Generation Task Force.
The first meeting of the YES general assembly took place at the YES Kick-Off Workshop on 12th-13th May 2018 in London, UK.
Beyond ILAE junior members, we welcome anybody who feels “young at heart” to support our work.
YES Introductory Video
Filmed at the 2018 European Congress on Epileptology: https://youtu.be/859wVJ26mro
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