Chapter Name: Croatian League Against Epilepsy
Report By: Silvio Basic, president of CLAE
Croatian Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy
Summary of Activities:
- CLAE participated in activities for Epilepsy Day in Croatia (February 2019 and 2020), as well as in activities related to World Purple Day. The events were organized by CLAE, Croatian Child Neurology Society, Association for Epilepsy, and City Hall.
- CLAE took place in the organization of the Adriatic Neurology Forum (ANF) 2019. in Bečići (Montenegro) and 2020. (Croatia, online symposium). ANF is an important regional meeting for neurologists and child neurologists from our region.
- One of the major activities during term 2019–2020 was the organization of the 14th Croatian Symposium on Epilepsy, but unfortunately, due to the current SARS-Cov-2 pandemic, the Symposium has been postponed to 2021. Croatia had the honor of organizing the 6th East European Course on Epilepsy in 2020, which was, unfortunately, also postponed due to the pandemic.
- CLAE also took place in the organization of several workshops on epilepsy.
- Together with members of other professional societies, CLAE members created „Croatian Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Epilepsy“. These guidelines have a major impact on neurologists and general practitioners everyday work.
- We continued the implementation of a new transitional model for patients with epilepsy, from a pediatric care setting to an adult care setting.
Organization of scientific events; public education, and raising awareness about epilepsy
CLAE will continue to work closely with the ILAE chapters from neighboring countries. Also, CLAE will continue to promote the development of epileptology in Croatia and participate in the education of neurologists and child neurologists, as well as epilepsy nurses.
Officer Election Date: 2021
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