Silvio Basic

Professor Silvio Basic, Croatia, appointed as the State Secretary of the Ministry of Health

12 October, 2020

Professor Basic is a member of the Executive Board of ILAE-Europe and is well-known to the greater Epilepsy community as the Head of the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Dubrava in Zagreb, Head of the Referral Centre of Croatian Ministry of Health for preoperative assessment of patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy, Professor of Neurology at the University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb, Assistant Professor of neurology at the University of Osijek and at the University of Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

He made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of epilepsy care in Croatia and other countries of the region. His team was the first in Croatia to use vagus nerve stimulation, to implement of stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) and SEEG-guided RF-thermocoagulation.

He is the President of the Croatian League Against Epilepsy, a member of the NATO STO Human Factors and Medicine Panel. He was the President of the Organizing committee of the 8th ILAE Migrating Course on epilepsy held in Dubrovnik in 2014 and numerous regional events in neurology and epileptology.

Prof. Basic published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.

The ILAE warmly congratulates Professor Basic for attaining this well-deserved high position!