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.
Largest genetic study of epilepsy to date provides new insights on why epilepsy develops and potential treatments
The largest genetic study of its kind, coordinated by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), including scientists from the ILAE Consortium on Complex Epilepsies of the Genetics Commission, has discovered specific changes in our DNA that increase the risk of developing epilepsy.
31 August, 2023
ILAE is pleased that the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the inclusion of oral levetiracetam for the treatment of focal-onset and generalized-onset seizures in its Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) and Essential Medicine for Children (EMLc).
26 July, 2023
With this survey, the ILAE Telemedicine Task Force aims to better understand the evolving practice in clinical epilepsy before, during, and in the early stage of the post-COVID-19 pandemic era.
26 July, 2023
The ILAE Research and Innovation Task Force prepared a survey to highlight the perceived gaps between basic scientists and clinicians involved in epilepsy research. The survey is mainly targeted to basic scientists and preclinical scientists with research experience on epilepsy at different career stages.
24 July, 2023
This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on epilepsy and other neurological disorders (IGAP) in all six UN languages.
21 July, 2023
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