Epilepsy for Primary Health Care

Online Course

10 August - 5 October 2020

ILAE Curriculum Learning Objectives addressed by this course

Endorsed by ILAE

Course Evaluation

Call for applications (1 June - 1 August)

Convocatoria ALADE: Curso virtual sobre epilepsia en attención primaria para América Latina (Spanish)

Divulgação Curso Virtual Epilepsia no nível de atenção primária à saúde (Portuguese)

Call for applications (English)


This is an 8-week duration online course, with teaching material and interactive forums for focused discussion under the guidance of specialized tutors. Participants are expected to learn / update on all the basic knowledge needed for diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy patients in the first level of care.

It is organized in 8 modules covering definitions, classifications, semiology, basics on EEG and neuroimaging, differential diagnosis, pharmacological treatment, epidemiology, principles of non-pharmacological therapies, and social aspects. It has a final evaluation of knowledge, and is accredited with 41 CME (Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, Uruguay).

The course is targeted to general physicians working at the first level of care, but it has shown to be useful for advanced medical students, neurology residents and other related professionals. It is limited to 50 participants, so early booking is strongly recommended; applicants will be selected according to pre-established priorities regarding the target population. A limited number of bursaries are available on request.

The course is organized under the auspices of ILAE, through the Latin American Academy of Epilepsy (ALADE).