ILAE-North America

The current ILAE-North America region was constituted in 2006, comprising English speaking North American Chapters of Canada, the United States of America, and the English speaking Caribbean (represented by Jamaica). The Mexican chapter, although geographically in North America, is a member of the Latin American Regional Commission.

Our goals and aims are aligned with the ILAE’s emphasis on current and emerging knowledge on epilepsy prevention, diagnosis, treatment, research, and optimal comprehensive epilepsy care.

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Brian Meldrum
World News

In memoriam Brian Meldrum

We regret to announce that Dr. Brian Meldrum, a distinguished laboratory investigator, whose scientific career was devoted to studies of the mechanisms of action of antiepileptic drugs and to understanding the basis of the photosensitive epilepsy seen in the Senegalese baboon, Papio papio, died at his home in London on September 18, 2019.

1 October, 2019
Samuel Wiebe, President, ILAE
About ILAE

New ILAE Council Organization

The League is now a large and complex organization with over 500 of the world’s top professionals contributing to a broad range of goals in dozens of commissions and task forces. To address these substantial changes and emerging needs, the ILAE Executive Committee is implementing a new organizational structure whereby Councils will be formed to serve as oversight and coordinating entities with a specific purpose, based on functions defined by the League’s Mission and Strategic Plan.

18 September, 2019
Dieter Schmidt
About ILAE

In memoriam Dieter Schmidt

It is with great sadness that we announce that Dieter Schmidt, Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Free University of Berlin, Germany, and, since his retirement, Head of an Epilepsy Research Group in Berlin, passed away quietly on Sunday, September 8th 2019 in Berlin at the age of 72. Dr. Schmidt was an internationally renowned clinical epileptologist with contributions in numerous areas of clinical epilepsy over a period of almost 50 years.

17 September, 2019

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