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

International Epilepsy Day
World News

International Epilepsy Day is February 10

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
Neurology, The most widely read and highly cited peer-reviewed neurology journal
Clinical Research

Long-term employment outcomes after epilepsy surgery in childhood

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

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