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.
NEW! 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.
Assessment of the Predictive Value of Outpatient Smartphone Videos for Diagnosis of Epileptic Seizures
This study provides class II evidence demonstrating the high accuracy of smartphone videography and validates its value as an adjunct to routine history and physical examination. JAMA Neurology. January21, 2020.doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.4785
22 January, 2020
Mark your calendar! International Epilepsy Day is a global event celebrated annually on the 2nd Monday of February, to promote awareness of epilepsy. With IBE and ILAE representation in more than 120 countries, this is a powerful opportunity to highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers, in every region of the world.
15 January, 2020
Long-term overall employment rates were higher compared to most previous studies on surgery in adults. Seizure-free patients with a preoperative IQ ≥70 showed rates of full-time employment similar to the general population. Further research is needed to determine whether this also applies for occupational complexity and wages. (Neurology December 2019)
14 January, 2020
It is with great pleasure that National Epilepsy Centre, Karachi announces a major publication based on ~30 years of sustained effort by a group of volunteers in reducing Treatment Gap and Stigma in Pakistan. The design and approach of this achievement is unique; has never been used by any other…
9 December, 2019
The latest article completed by the ILAE Wikipedia Project is Seizure and epilepsy classification. We are pleased to feature its primary author, Dr Fedele Dono.
4 December, 2019
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