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Epigraph is the official newsletter of the International League Against Epilepsy’s membership. Complimentary to all members. No subscription required. Please send articles and news to Epigraph@ilae.org

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Interview with International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) Presidents Martin Brodie and Francesca Sofia

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ILAE sat down with Martin Brodie (IBE President 2017-2021) and Francesca Sofia (IBE President 2021-2025) in July 2021 to talk about their paths to the presidency and their hopes and plans for the future of IBE. Watch the interview

A Tale of Two Presidents: An interview with Samuel Wiebe and J. Helen Cross

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In July 2021, the ILAE communications officer sat down with outgoing President Samuel Wiebe and President-Elect J. Helen Cross. Dr. Wiebe faced the effects of a pandemic for the last 18 months of his presidency, and Dr. Cross is taking office as the first female president of ILAE. Watch the interview

By any other name: What to call psychogenic non-epileptic seizures?

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Two meetings brought together more than 150 participants to discuss potential new names for PNES, and how a name can affect treatment options, public acceptance, professional ownership, stigma, and reimbursement.

By any other name: Improving access to treatment and reducing stigma in psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

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Treating psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) requires a multidisciplinary approach, but often, people with PNES have trouble finding health care providers willing to help. The condition also carries stigma, both from health professionals and the public. Could part of the solution be a better name?