Young Epilepsy Section (YES)

Young Epilepsy Section (YES)

The Young Epilepsy Section (YES) of the ILAE is a worldwide organisation of young people who are in the early stages of a career focused on the care of people with epilepsy, and/or epilepsy research.

Our overarching purposes are to:

  1. Improve the professional development of young people working with epilepsy across the globe; and
  2. Equitably expand the involvement of junior women and men from all regions and disciplines across the ILAE.

This mission creates a new generation of epilepsy experts poised to discover and deliver state-of-the-art care to people with epilepsy well into the future. In this way, we underpin the ILAE’s vision of a world where no person's life is limited by epilepsy.

Our grassroots group is open to all junior members of the ILAE national chapters, and encompasses diverse professionals such as physicians, basic scientists, nurses, (neuro)psychologists, clinical researchers, genetic counsellors, pharmacologists, physicists, dieticians, mathematicians, social workers, and other health and community professionals. Students training in fields relevant to epilepsy are also welcome.

If you are interested in becoming active in the work of ILAE - YES you can register here.

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ILAE-YES Newsletter

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List of events during the 13th AOEC of particular interest to YES members

13th AOEC 2021-YES planner

ILAE-YES Epilepsy Webinars 2021

The ILAE-YES Epilepsy Webinars provide educational content and hot topics in epilepsy care and research, presented by international experts. Join our live broadcast or browse the database of previous talks. Watch the webinars live here or on our YouTube channel.

Upcoming webinars

Friday, June 18, 2021 -- 19:00 GMT
Anxiety in Epilepsy
Prof Andres M. Kanner MD. FANA, FAAN, FAES, professor of clinical neurology, head of the Epilepsy Section, and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the University of Miami

Watch on YouTube


Saturday, June 26, 2021 -- 1:00 am GMT
The psychological and psychosocial needs specific to people with epilepsy
Genevieve Rayner, Honor Coleman, University of Melbourne (AUS)
Watch on YouTube

Saturday, July 24, 2021
Results of the Liverpool SANAD study (part II)
Tony Marson (UK)

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Psychiatric comorbidities in epilepsy
Nathalie Jetté (Canada)

Complete list of future webinars and recordings of past webinars

YES Events

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