ILAE-Latin America

The ILAE - Latin America region comprises South and Middle America and Mexico where Spanish and Portuguese are the main languages spoken. Within the framework and according to the strategic plan of the central ILAE, the goal of the ILAE-Latin America is to serve as a regional resource for current and emerging knowledge on epilepsy prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and research.

Current efforts of the ILAE-Latin America are focused on the development of national epilepsy programs and laws and telemedicine projects in the region. In the field of education, courses are being organized for the primary health level as well as specialized epilepsy care.

As the region is extremely heterogeneous, an effort is being made to provide equal learning opportunities for health professionals in rich and poor countries and areas. Guidelines and seminal scientific articles that are available only in English are being translated into Spanish and Portuguese to increase access to knowledge.

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International Epilepsy Day
World News

International Epilepsy Day is February 11

Mark your calendar! International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and…

14 January, 2019
Annals of Neurology
Clinical Research

Switching the manufacturer of antiepileptic drugs is associated with higher risk of seizures

In previously seizure‐free patients, switching the manufacturer of antiepileptic medications was associated with a higher risk for seizure recurrence. Our retrospective approach does not allow us to determine whether other changes in medical care at the same time could contribute to the recurrence. However, it would be prudent to avoid switching the manufacturer of anticonvulsants in seizure‐free patients. Ann Neurol 2018;84:918–925

2 January, 2019
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Chapter Spotlight: Argentinean League Against Epilepsy (LACE)

Con la denominación de Liga Argentina Contra la Epilepsia, Asociación Civil (LACE) se constituye el 25 de noviembre del año 1947 una entidad de carácter civil, la que fija su domicilio en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Son sus propósitos la difusión en el país de los conocimientos vinculados con la…

20 December, 2018

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