28 sep 2022

Message from the ILAE President – September 2022alle nyheder

af Gitte Bramstorp

Dear Colleagues,

After a successful European Epilepsy Congress this summer (see this highlight video), ILAE is looking forward to three more regional congresses this year. Next week, the 12th Latin American Epilepsy Congress will take place from 1 – 4 October in Medellin, Colombia. The following month, the 14th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress will take place online from 17 – 19 November. The Saudi Epilepsy Society will also host the 6th Eastern Mediterranean Epilepsy Congress from 16 – 19 November in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and online. We invite you to join us for these engaging educational experiences, as well as participate in our diverse programming across the organisation.

Seeking comments on new ILAE position paper
The ILAE Nomenclature Task Force prepared a paper about terms to describe epilepsy medications and treatments. The paper seeks to standardize the terms we use to identify the different types and goals of epilepsy treatments. We now encourage you to review and submit your views, so these can be collated and contribute to the final agreed manuscript.

Read draft and submit a comment | Deadline: 29 October 2022

Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders
Over the last few weeks, ILAE has presented statements addressing our role in achieving the targets of the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders (IGAP) during the recent World Health Organization Regional Committee sessions in Africa, Europe and South East Asia. ILAE also plans to contribute during the upcoming sessions in the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean and Western Pacific. A series of Townhall meetings with Chapter Leaders are planned over the next three months to provide more detailed information about IGAP and to collectively develop a comprehensive, whole-of-organisation implementation plan. More information including dates for the virtual Townhall meetings will follow in a special newsletter early next month.

Sharp Waves: An epilepsy podcast from ILAE
To mark International Podcast Day on 30 September, subscribe to the Sharp Waves podcast! Episodes cover epilepsy research, clinical care, career development, and issues in diagnosis and treatment worldwide.

Recent episodes:

Listen or read the transcripts online, or find Sharp Waves on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon MusiciHeart Radio, and Stitcher.

Neurosurgical Education Video Library
The Surgical Therapies Commission is very pleased to announce the Neurosurgical Education Video Library! The goal is to improve access to both technical pearls and broad concepts in epilepsy surgery around the world.

View the playlist on YouTube

Have your voice heard: Call for survey participation

2022/23 VIREPA Academic Year Applications
Available VIREPA courses:

  • EEG in the Diagnosis & Management of Epilepsy – Paediatric (October 2022)
  • Neuroimaging Course for Epilepsy Diagnosis & Management (November 2022)

More details, CME credits available and how to apply

Changes at Epilepsia
On 1 September 2022, Astrid Nehlig completed an 8-year term as co-Editor-in-Chief of Epilepsia. ILAE is very grateful to Dr. Nehlig for her dedication and many contributions to the high level and increasing recognition of Epilepsia as the major international journal on epilepsy.

Stéphane Auvin has been appointed as Deputy Editor, and Michael Sperling is continuing in the role as Editor-in-Chief of the journal… Read more

Thank you for your continued involvement as volunteer leaders in ILAE. Please forward this information to anyone you think may be interested. If you want to be sure to receive the regular ILAE Newsletters, please click here.

Best wishes,

J Helen Cross, President, ILAE
International League Against Epilepsy

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