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.
Elections for ALADE
ILAE-Latin America announces the new members of the ALADE Task Force, effective April 2019. See Commission and Task Force Members.
This is the ﬁrst global report on epilepsy produced by WHO and key partners. It highlights the available evidence on the burden of epilepsy and the public health response required at global, regional and national levels.
20 June, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce that Frederick Andermann, Emeritus Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, passed away on Sunday June 16 in Montreal, at the age of 88. Dr. Andermann was a giant of epilepsy with contributions in numerous areas of clinical…
AES is the largest chapter of ILAE with more than 4,000 members from across the care continuum. The AES Annual Meeting attracts nearly 6,000 attendees and has become one of the premier gatherings of epilepsy professionals worldwide. The meeting features interactive workshops, cutting-edge research presentations, and educational sessions highlighting the latest innovations, treatments, and technologies in epilepsy. Additionally, AES offers educational resources designed to provide easy access to the most current knowledge, cutting-edge research, and in-depth analysis that can be applied directly to work in the field of epilepsy, plus clinical and research support.
22 May, 2019
This WHA Side event will bring together policy makers, NGOs, patients, health care leaders and Member States to develop next steps for implementing Resolution WHA68.20. Ministries of Health from different WHO regions will identify the underlying systemic issues that affect access to universal health care (UHC) and essential medicines for persons with epilepsy in their regions. The newly crafted Global Epilepsy report will be presented, and key directions for an Epilepsy Action Plan will be identified. The speakers will address the barriers to epilepsy care, make recommendations to strengthen systems and practices, and issue a call for urgent action by all key stakeholders nationally and internationally.
14 May, 2019
ILAE-Latin America is pleased to announce that the recent election for Chair of ALADE has resulted in Franz Chaves Sell being the successful candidate. He has accepted his election and will act as Chair in the next ALADE term 2020-2023. We are sure you will join ILAE-Latin America in…
14 May, 2019
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