ILAE-Latin America

Information about COVID-19

COVID-19 and Epilepsy: Resources from ILAE

Keeping people with epilepsy safe during the Covid-19 pandemic
French et al, Neurology, April 2020

COVID-19 and Epilepsy: More resources from ILAE for patients, clinicians and researchers

Epilepsia en atención primaria para América Latina 20202

Epilepsy for Primary Health Care
Convocatoria ALADE: Curso virtual
Divulgação Curso Virtual Epilepsia no nível de atenção primária à saúde - Portuguese
10 August - 4 October 2020

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.

Awards

Latinoamerica presente en las premiaciones del 33avo Congreso International de Epilepsia
Latin American Awards at the 33rd International Epilepsy Congress

Elections for ALADE

ILAE-Latin America announces the new members of the ALADE Task Force, effective April 2019. See Commission and Task Force Members.

Latest News

2019 Annual Report cover
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2019 ILAE Annual Report now available

The ILAE has continued to evolve over the past 110 years, seeking to fulfill its mission to provide healthcare professionals with the information to work toward a world where no person's life is limited by epilepsy. 2019 ILAE Annual Report: See the details of the accomplishments in reports from…

15 October, 2020
The storm in my head blows over quickly - image of poster
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Spotlight on the Swiss League Against Epilepsy

The Swiss League Against Epilepsy 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.

13 October, 2020
Jose Tellez-Zenteno
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In memory José F. Tellez-Zenteno

We received sad news that Dr José Tellez-Zenteno, a beloved Canadian epileptologist passed away unexpectedly on Friday Oct 2nd. He was a member of the current ILAE Surgical Commission, and previously of the Neuropsychiatry commission, and occupied several leadership positions in epileptology in Canada in Mexico and in Latin America. The epilepsy community in Canada and Latin America is deeply saddened by his untimely death.

5 October, 2020

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