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.
A large study to find new epilepsy genes was undertaken by more than 150 researchers from multiple centres in the UK, Europe, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia as part of the International League Against Epilepsy Consortium on Complex Epilepsies. The results tripled the number of known genetic associations for epilepsy and importantly implicated 11 new genes.
10 December, 2018
Our model determined that immediate AED treatment is preferable to deferred treatment in adult first-seizure patients over a wide and clinically relevant range of variables. Furthermore, our analysis suggests that the 10-year seizure recurrence rate that justifies AED treatment (38.0%) is substantially lower than the 60% threshold used in the current definition of epilepsy.
9 October, 2018
On September 3rd, 2018 the French President, Emmanuel Macron, nominated Marco Medina as Chevalier de la Légion d´Honneur, the highest French order of merit for military and civil merits.
8 October, 2018
Join ILAE at Epilepsy Awareness Day on November 7! This event draws thousands to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. And don’t miss the free Epilepsy Education and Awareness Expo on Nov. 5 & 6, featuring the latest research, resources and hot topics.
12 September, 2018
The ILAE Task Force on Neonatal Seizures has created a classification for seizures in the neonate, which is intended to become the ILAE position on the classification for seizures in this age group. As part of the approval and adoption process the League asks its members to review and comment on…
16 August, 2018
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