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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
Convocatoria ALADE: Curso virtual
Divulgação Curso Virtual Epilepsia no nível de atenção primária à saúde - Portuguese
10 August - 4 October 2020
Período de inscripción: 1 June - 1 August 2020
Epilepsy for Primary Care Online Course - 2020 (English)
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.
Find information about the COVID-19 virus and epilepsy, read FAQs, and take surveys in many languages. Do you have an unusual case regarding COVID-19 and epilepsy? Report it here Also find out about the new ILAE research award, and get an email address to share information on our resources…
5 July, 2020
We regret to announce that Professor Chrysostomos P. Panayiotopoulos (“Tomis”), one of the fathers of modern epileptology who discovered the Panayiotopoulos Syndrome, has died at age 82.
2 July, 2020
Read the complete statement here.
26 June, 2020
This year for the first time, the ILAE Journal Prizes were presented in a virtual symposium. See program and view here..
22 June, 2020
The ILAE welcomes Dr. Diptanshu Das from India as new Editor in chief for the ILAE Wikipedia Project, effective July 1st 2020. Dr. Das is a pediatric neurologist with considerable experience with editing thousands of Wikipedia articles, and is a Board Member of Wikimedia Medicine.
19 May, 2020
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