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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International Epilepsy Day is February 11

Mark your calendar! International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and…

14 January, 2019
Annals of Neurology
Clinical Research

Switching the manufacturer of antiepileptic drugs is associated with higher risk of seizures

In previously seizure‐free patients, switching the manufacturer of antiepileptic medications was associated with a higher risk for seizure recurrence. Our retrospective approach does not allow us to determine whether other changes in medical care at the same time could contribute to the recurrence. However, it would be prudent to avoid switching the manufacturer of anticonvulsants in seizure‐free patients. Ann Neurol 2018;84:918–925

2 January, 2019
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Chapter Spotlight: Argentinean League Against Epilepsy (LACE)

Con la denominación de Liga Argentina Contra la Epilepsia, Asociación Civil (LACE) se constituye el 25 de noviembre del año 1947 una entidad de carácter civil, la que fija su domicilio en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Son sus propósitos la difusión en el país de los conocimientos vinculados con la…

20 December, 2018

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