Education is a focus of ILAE’s activities, supporting the League’s mission to ensure that health professionals, governments, and the public world-wide have the essential educational and research resources to understand, diagnose, and treat persons with epilepsy. ILAE has developed a robust curriculum for epileptologists – under the umbrella of the new ILAE Academy. In addition to regional and national congresses, conferences, and symposia, this curriculum includes online self-paced and the VIREPA tutored courses.
The ILAE recognizes that training of non-specialist health care providers can help reduce the epilepsy treatment gap as this is the entry point of most people with epilepsy. To improve the quality of epilepsy care in primary care services, we are developing a competency-based primary care educational curriculum that cuts across diverse health care systems and socio-economic settings. Input from around the world has been sought on the curriculum and is currently being reviewed.
View draft curriculum -- Available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.
What is the Academy?
ILAE has assembled a competency-based curriculum that encompasses 7 domains of knowledge, 42 competencies, and 124 learning objectives that address entry level to advanced proficiencies. Educational activities of different types can be mapped to specific learning objectives and competencies and endorsed by the ILAE.
The ILAE Academy provides a structured learning environment where you will enroll in courses, access course materials, and track your progress. Courses may be face-to-face, online self-directed, or online tutored, depending on the topic.
Explore the ILAE Academy and the courses, cases, and other valuable resources that are offered. Subscribe to the ILAE Newsletter to stay up-to-date with news about new courses and ILAE Academy activities.
e-learning comes of age: Web-based education provided by the International League Against Epilepsy
Beniczky et al. Epileptic Disorders 2020; 22 (3):237-244
Information regarding ILAE’s entire e-learning program.
E-learning modules on rare epilepsies
ILAE Academy and EpiCARE partnered to develop free, self-paced e-learning modules for healthcare professionals. These interactive, case-based lessons focus on the diagnosis and management of some rare and complex epilepsies in accordance with ILAE curriculum level 2 competencies. Topics include Dravet syndrome, autoimmune encephalitis, hypothalamic hamartoma and more.
- Explore the ILAE curriculum for epileptology. The competency-based curriculum addresses three different levels of professional expertise: 1) Entry, 2) Proficiency, 3) Advanced proficiency. As the curriculum is developed, you will see endorsed educational activities which address the competencies
- Read the Roadmap for a competency-based educational curriculum in epileptology. Blümcke et al, Epileptic Disorders 2019
Other Education Resources
Diagnostic Manual: cutting-edge online diagnostic manual of the epilepsies designed to make available, in an easy to understand form, the latest concepts relating to seizures and the epilepsies.
Virtual Epilepsy Academy (VIREPA): Internet-based, e-moderated courses about the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy. The courses are highly interactive and involve a great deal of collaboration and discussion among students and faculty.
Books on Epilepsy: Listing provided as service to members. Some discounts available.
Videos: Links to videos created by the ILAE
Videos of Epilepsy Cases: Educational database of videos from Epileptic Disorders
Infographics: Key concepts from ILAE definition and classification documents in visual format
ILAE Regional Educational Activities: Congresses and courses conducted by the ILAE regions.
ILAE Sponsored Meetings and Courses: Summaries of future and past courses provided by ILAE, organized by course
Non-ILAE Educational Resources: Valuable educational resources from other organizations
Endorsement procedure: Procedure for endorsement of meetings by the ILAE.
Education Review Articles: Articles selected by the Education Council for providing important educational content that is related to specific Learning Objectives of the ILAE Curriculum
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