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 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

Saturday, March 6, 19:00 GMT
Strategies for Advocacy in Epilepsy
Mary Secco, IBE Secretary General (Epilepsy Southwestern)
Watch on YouTube

Saturday, March 13, 19:00 GMT
Purple day: How to advocate for epilepsy
Cassidy Megan (Purple Day Founder)

Saturday, March 20, 20:00 GMT
Patients with epilepsy experience in Costa Rica: the XI Latin American Congress on Epilepsy advocacy experience
Susana Lara Mier (Neuropsychologist/advocacy leader in Costa Rica)

Past webinars

Genetic testing: adequate interpretation in different clinical scenarios.
Dennis Lal, Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
Eduardo Pérez-Palma, PhD candidate, Cleveland Clinic, USA, 13 May 2020
Watch on YouTube

EEG/FMRI or interictal intracranial spike propagation
Jean Gotman, McGill University, Canada, 20 May 2020
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Functional imaging: basic principles and applications to clincial scenarios
Clarissa Lin Yasuba (Brazil), 27 May 2020
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Brain stimulation for the treatment of epilepsy
Antonio Valentin (UK), 3 June 2020
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Transition of genetic epilepsies to adulthood
Scott Perry (USA). 10 June 2020
Watch on YouTube

Espasmos epilépticos en niños (in Spanish)
Roberto Caraballo (ARG). 17 June 2020
Watch on YouTube

Focal cortical dysplasias: new insights from the genetic era
Ingmar Blümcke (GER). 24 June 2020
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Basic concepts of Neonatal EEG
Elia Pestana, Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, Cleveland Clinic, USA. 1 July 2020
Watch on YouTube

Neonatal seizure classification
Ronit Pressler, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. 8 July 2020
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Neuropsychological assessment in epilepsy surgery
Sallie Baxendale, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK. 18 July 2020
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Status Epilepticus Treatment
Prof Jaideep Kapur MD PhD
Eugene Meyer III Professor of Neuroscience, Neurology, University of Virginia. 12 August 2020
Watch on YouTube

Epilepsy and climate change
Prof. Sanjay Sisodiya, University College London. 22 August 2020
Watch on YouTube August

EEG findings in acutely ill patients investigated for SARS‐CoV‐2/COVID‐19. (Trending Topic!!)
Prof Aristea Galanopoulou Galanopoulou, MD, PhD. Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 26 August 2020
Watch on YouTube

Epilepsy and Comorbidities
Ley Sander (UCL). 5 September 2020
(No replay available)

When is a spike a spike and who finds it?
(Operational criteria for epileptiform EEG discharges and the role of algorithms in reading EEG in the close future)

Sándor Beniczky MD PhD. Head of Clinical Neurophysiology Department, Danish Epilepsy Centre; Professor, Aarhus University. 19 September 2020
Watch on YouTube

Status epilepticus classification
Professor Eugen Trinka MD PhD. (Austria) 26 September 2020
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Refractory and super refractory status epilepticus
Reetta Kälviäinen, UEF, Finland. 26 September 2020
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Adult epilepsy treatment
Emilio Perucca (University of Pavia, Italy
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Ketogenic diet
Natasha Schoeler (UCL, UK), 24 October 2020
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Drug interactions in epilepsy practice
Ahsan Moosa Naduvil (Cleveland Clinic, USA), 28 October 2020
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Cannabidiol and epilepsy
Helen Cross (UK), 31 October 2020
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The costs of epilepsy and the urgent need for better seizure control (Dr Emma Foster, Australia)
Adverse effects of anti-seizure medications (Prof Patrick Kwan MD, PhD, Australia)
7 November 2020
Watch on YouTube

Atlas of Normal Intracranial EEG
Dr Birgit Frauscher (McGill University-Montreal Neurological Institute), 14 November 2020
Watch on YouTube

Healthcare utilization after epilepsy surgery (Dr Lara Jehi)
Surgery in resistant epilepsies
(Dr Ruta Yardi)
21 November 2020
Watch on YouTube

Challenges of frontal lobe epilepsy
Dr. Aileen McGonigal MD, PhD (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France), 9 January 2021

Telemedicine Experience in a High-Income Country
Jessica Fesler, Cleveland Clinic, USA, 16 January 2021
Watch on YouTube

Basic principles of SEEG
Prof Patrick Chauvel MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA, 23 January 2021
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Surgical Techniques in Epilepsy
Anna Miserocchi (UCL, NHNN), 6 February 2021
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Presurgical assessment and surgical options in epilepsy
Samuel Wiebe, ILAE President (University of Calgary), 13 February 2021
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Counseling people with epilepsy, their families, and caregivers
Martin Brodie, IBE President (Scottish Epilepsy Initiative), 20 February 2021
Watch on YouTube

Complete list of future webinars and recordings of past webinars

Webinars List