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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

International Epilepsy Day

Dia Internacional de la epilepsia

Dia Internacional de la epilepsia 2021 (Mario A. Alonso Vanegas)

Hoy 8 de febrero de 2021 es un día muy especial para todas las personas que formamos parte de esta comunidad asistencial, scientífica y social. Tras estos meses de pandemia que han desgastado a la humanidad es grato estar hoy presente para unir juntos la voz, la voz de la esperanza. Personalmente es un día y un tiempo muy importante al ser el primer año del periodo que estaré como presidente de la Comisión de Asuntos Latinoamericanos de la ILAE, nos esperan momentos de mucho trabajo y unión para continuar en el camino de la lucha para sacar la epilepsia de las sombras.

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

Annals of Neurology
Clinical Research

Detection of Brain Somatic Mutations in Cerebrospinal Fluid from Refractory Epilepsy Patients

Brain mosaic mutations are a major cause of refractory focal epilepsies with cortical malformations such as focal cortical dysplasia, hemimegalencephaly, malformation of cortical development with oligodendroglial hyperplasia in epilepsy, and ganglioglioma. Here, we collected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) during epilepsy surgery to search for somatic variants in cell‐free DNA (cfDNA) using targeted droplet digital polymerase chain reaction...

3 May, 2021
William Harkness
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In Memoriam: William Harkness

We are deeply saddened by the passing of William Harkness, one of the most outstanding paediatric neurosurgeons of our generation. A caring clinician and gifted surgeon, visionary leader, loyal friend and devoted family man, William left an indelible impression on the specialty and the many people whose lives he touched.

6 April, 2021
David C. Taylor
World News

In memoriam: Prof. David C. Taylor

It is with extreme sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Professor David C Taylor, Emeritus Foundation Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Manchester UK,

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