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.
Global Health in Epilepsy Project Database
The Global Health Task Force has just launched an initiative to identify and connect international projects aimed at reducing the global epilepsy treatment gap, and it is now accepting ongoing, completed, and upcoming projects.
The goals are to increase collaboration, amplify impact, reduce redundancy, engage possible funders, and identify service opportunities.
Epilepsia Open® Call for Applications 2023
Epilepsia Open® will provide one-year internships to the editorial board, as well as a one-year position to the editorial board for a member of the epilepsy community to serve as a Living Experience Editor, starting August 2023.
30 May, 2023
ILAE survey on genetic testing in the epilepsies
Genetic testing in the epilepsies continues to gain importance, however access differs significantly across healthcare settings. This ILAE survey seeks to establish the state of genetic testing worldwide.
11 May, 2023
In Memoriam: Dr. Juhn Atsushi Wada
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Dr. Juhn Wada, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC), at his home in Vancouver, Canada. He had just celebrated his 99th birthday.
8 May, 2023
Climate Change – Attitudes and Actions Survey for epilepsy professionals and researchers
The objective of this survey from the ILAE Climate Change Commission is to collect baseline data on knowledge, perception and awareness of epilepsy professionals and researchers about climate change and its impact on daily life, as well as on their professional activities and people with epilepsy.
19 April, 2023
Rates of Status Epilepticus and Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy in People With Genetic Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies
Abstract Background and Objectives The genetic developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEEs) comprise a large group of severe epilepsy syndromes, with a wide phenotypic spectrum. Currently, the rates of convulsive status epilepticus (CSE), nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE), and…
18 April, 2023
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