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.
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.
Assessment of the Predictive Value of Outpatient Smartphone Videos for Diagnosis of Epileptic Seizures
This study provides class II evidence demonstrating the high accuracy of smartphone videography and validates its value as an adjunct to routine history and physical examination. JAMA Neurology. January21, 2020.doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.4785
22 January, 2020
Mark your calendar! International Epilepsy Day is a global event celebrated annually on the 2nd Monday of February, to promote awareness of epilepsy. With IBE and ILAE representation in more than 120 countries, this is a powerful opportunity to highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers, in every region of the world.
15 January, 2020
Long-term overall employment rates were higher compared to most previous studies on surgery in adults. Seizure-free patients with a preoperative IQ ≥70 showed rates of full-time employment similar to the general population. Further research is needed to determine whether this also applies for occupational complexity and wages. (Neurology December 2019)
14 January, 2020
It is with great pleasure that National Epilepsy Centre, Karachi announces a major publication based on ~30 years of sustained effort by a group of volunteers in reducing Treatment Gap and Stigma in Pakistan. The design and approach of this achievement is unique; has never been used by any other…
9 December, 2019
The latest article completed by the ILAE Wikipedia Project is Seizure and epilepsy classification. We are pleased to feature its primary author, Dr Fedele Dono.
4 December, 2019
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