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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
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.
These results provide support for the importance of medication adherence and intensified AED treatment for patients with poorly controlled GTCS in the effort to reduce SUDEP risk and suggest that comedication with statins may reduce risk.
4 November, 2020
International consensus recommendations on the diagnostic work-up for malformations of cortical development
In this article, the international MCD network Neuro-MIG provides consensus recommendations to aid both expert and non-expert clinicians in the diagnostic work-up of MCDs with the aim of improving patient management worldwide.
28 October, 2020
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 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
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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