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Keeping people with epilepsy safe during the Covid-19 pandemic
French et al, Neurology, April 2020
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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.
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.
Compared to SEEG, SDE evaluations are more likely to lead to brain surgery in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, but have more surgical complications and lower probability of seizure-freedom. This comparative-effectiveness study provides the highest feasible evidence level to guide decisions on iEEG.
4 October, 2021
A new case-based e-learning module on hypothalamic hamartoma is now available through EpiCARE and ILAE Academy.
23 September, 2021
Transition from pediatric to Adult Healthcare System proves difficult for many youths with epilepsy and their families. There are significant difficulties in establishing and maintaining transition programs in epilepsy. The purpose of the study is to understand the patient/caregiver and healthcare professional’s perspective of transition in epilepsy and the barriers experienced.
7 September, 2021
The ILAE and the Latin American Academy of Epilepsy (ALADE) are offering two online courses in Spanish and Portuguese this autumn. The objective of these self-paced courses is to help improve diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with epilepsy through refresher training for primary care physicians.
2 September, 2021
These studies, for the first time, show activation of neurons in the striatum, globus pallidus, subthalamic nucleus, and substantia nigra during frontal lobe motor seizures on the cellular level, revealing a complex neuronal activation circuit subject to modulation by the basal ganglia.
23 August, 2021
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