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.
This is the ﬁrst global report on epilepsy produced by WHO and key partners. It highlights the available evidence on the burden of epilepsy and the public health response required at global, regional and national levels.
20 June, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce that Frederick Andermann, Emeritus Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, passed away on Sunday June 16 in Montreal, at the age of 88. Dr. Andermann was a giant of epilepsy with contributions in numerous areas of clinical…
AES is the largest chapter of ILAE with more than 4,000 members from across the care continuum. The AES Annual Meeting attracts nearly 6,000 attendees and has become one of the premier gatherings of epilepsy professionals worldwide. The meeting features interactive workshops, cutting-edge research presentations, and educational sessions highlighting the latest innovations, treatments, and technologies in epilepsy. Additionally, AES offers educational resources designed to provide easy access to the most current knowledge, cutting-edge research, and in-depth analysis that can be applied directly to work in the field of epilepsy, plus clinical and research support.
22 May, 2019
This WHA Side event will bring together policy makers, NGOs, patients, health care leaders and Member States to develop next steps for implementing Resolution WHA68.20. Ministries of Health from different WHO regions will identify the underlying systemic issues that affect access to universal health care (UHC) and essential medicines for persons with epilepsy in their regions. The newly crafted Global Epilepsy report will be presented, and key directions for an Epilepsy Action Plan will be identified. The speakers will address the barriers to epilepsy care, make recommendations to strengthen systems and practices, and issue a call for urgent action by all key stakeholders nationally and internationally.
14 May, 2019
We have just learned that professor Fernando Lopes da Silva died on May 7 at the age of 84. Prof Lopes da Silva was a neuroscientist and teacher of unique caliber, loved by his students and collaborators, who contributed enormously to our understanding of epilepsy. Most of his scientific career took place in the Netherlands, in Utrecht and Amsterdam.
6 May, 2019
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