Chapter Spotlight: Switzerland

Barbara Tettenborn
Barbara Tettenborn, President

The Swiss League Against Epilepsy was founded in1931 and has been a Chapter of the ILAE since 1964. The chapter researches, helps and informs. Its goal is to sustainably improve the daily lives and standing in society of those affected by epilepsy.

News

The storm in my head blows over quickly - image of poster
Help. Don't look away: second poster from series

"Help. Don't look away."
How to provide first aid during a seizure - October 2020

The Swiss League is using posters, online ads, a short film, and floor stickers to give people the important message that helping during a seizure is easy, and can prevent injury. Stories, posters, and more | About the campaign

Call for applications for awards

Applications are invited for two awards: The Alfred Hauptmann Award and the League Research Recognition Award (research grant). Application deadline 31 December 2020. Details here

More news in English

Information in German | French | Italian | Portuguese | Albanian | Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

About us and annual report in German or French

Other news

Still shot from film designed to make the audience smile while teaching them how to react in case of an epileptic seizure (available with English subtitles)
The three-minute film makes the audience smile while teaching them how to react in case of an epileptic seizure (available with English subtitles)

What we do

"What is epilepsy?“ Youth campaign poster 2016
  • Annual Research Recognition Award of CHF 25,000
  • Annual professional meetings in English
  • Professional newsletter in English
  • Help and information by telephone, email or personal contact
  • Educational events for neurologists and other experts from relevant disciplines held in a different Swiss town each time in German, French and Italian (events accumulate credits from the Swiss Neurological Society and others)
  • Alfred Hauptmann award of CHF 10,000 every two years, together with the German and the Austrian chapters of the International League Against Epilepsy
  • Leaflets with information about epilepsy in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and Albanian
  • Public events regarding epilepsy treatment and life with epilepsy held in a different Swiss town each time in German, French and Italian

Information about epilepsy in English

Swiss League information leaflets
The information leaflets in English can easily be printed

League website: www.epi.ch

League Executive Board

Our chapter elections were held in May 2020. Our executive board members include:

Contact

Dr Julia Franke, Managing Director, phone 0041 43 488 67 77