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August 2020

Virtual COVID Symposium | Anthony Zimba | Vinod Saxena | VIREPA | ILAE Academy | EMR Webinars | Project Manager | Election update | Michael Prize | ILAE Journal Highlights | Congresses

COVID-19 and Epilepsy

ILAE Virtual Epilepsy Symposium: Learning from the COVID Pandemic

ILAE Virtual Symposium 2020 Learnings from the COVID Pandemic: The New Normal

Offered twice, to accommodate different time zones and schedules. The Virtual Symposium is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

COVID-19 and Epilepsy: Resources from ILAE
Now available in many languages
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Surveys and resources

Please complete the clinician survey, and urge those in your region to take the surveys as they will inform future ILAE activities.

COVID-19 resources for PWE and their families

COVID-19 resources for clinicians

Report unusual cases

ILAE COVID-19 and Epilepsy Research Award
Application deadline 15th December 2020.

In memory Anthony Mulenga Zimba

Anthony Mulenga Zimba
Anthony Mulenga Zimba

It is with great sadness that IBE announces the death of its esteemed Treasurer, Anthony Mulenga Zimba. A victim of COVID-19, Anthony passed away in hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. Anthony worked tirelessly on behalf of people with epilepsy and those who care for them. His particular focus was on his beloved Africa and, as a result of his efforts, many IBE chapters in the region were supported through the IBE Promising Strategies Program in a range of projects aimed at improving their quality of life through training, advocacy and employment opportunities.

Read tributes from the IBE, Angelina Kakooza, and Sarah Nekesha

In memory Vinod Swaroop Saxena

Vinod Swaroop Saxena
Vinod Swaroop Saxena

We were greatly saddened to hear of the untimely passing of a dear husband, father and grand-father yesterday. Vinod was well known at IBE and was held in high respect and with great warmth. It was a privilege to have had him as a member of the IBE Board from 2009 to 2013.

Read tribute to Vinod Saxena

Virtual Epilepsy Academy (VIREPA) 2020-21 academic year

VIREPA - Virtual Epilepsy Academy

The Pediatric EEG course is now open for application. The course will start in October.

A few openings are still available for the Advanced EEG course.

Applications will be accepted until September 7 or as long as space is available.

Information on how to apply and bursaries

EEG in the Diagnosis & Management of Epilepsy - Pediatric (October 2020)
Course Details • Schedule

EEG in the Diagnosis & Management of Epilepsy – Advanced
Course Details • Schedule

ILAE Academy adds new case and forums

ILAE Academy

With the addition on July 27th of “Patient Case – Greg (42 y/o),” there are now seven cases available on the ILAE Academy. By year end, 15 cases for Level 1 will be available and will be automatically available if you purchase the Level 1 Full Package. Each case includes access to an online forum where learners can ask questions of the faculty and discuss the case with their peers. Forum schedule and more about the Academy

Explore the current course portfolio at

ILAE-EMR Webinars in French and English

The ILAE Eastern Mediterranean Regional Board (ILAE-EMR) will hold a series of monthly webinars covering various subjects of epilepsy in this region to ensure continuity in dissemination of knowledge and to encourage active participation of members from our region. The topics range from basic to advanced, from neonatal epilepsy to issues in the elderly, and have been chosen according to the needs of and suggestions from members of chapters in the region..

Schedule ILAE-EMR English Webinars (2020-2021)

ILAE-EMR webinaires éducatifs sur l'épilepsie 


25 Aout 2020:
Michel Baulac (France)- Nouveaux médicaments antiépileptiques
Stéphane Auvin (France) - Le régime cétogène


28 August 2020:
Hela Zouari (Tunisia) - How to read EEG
Mashaal Al Khateeb (KSA) - EEG Normal Variants

Open call for a Project Manager, ILAE/AES Joint Translational Task Force


Applications are open for a part-time position of a project manager to coordinate the work of the task force and its working groups. This will be a part-time position (10 hours weekly) for one year. Responsibilities will include helping the working groups document their efforts in reports, facilitating communication between the working groups and the Task Force leadership, and assisting the working groups in the creation of the preclinical common data element among other duties. Application deadline 11 September 2020.

Position details and requirements

Management Committee Election Update

Emilio Perucca
Emilio Perucca
Chair, Election Commission

Elections for the ILAE Vice President, Secretary General and Treasurer for the 2021-25 term are open. According to the Constitution, all newly elected members of the Executive Committee must be primary members of different countries, and not more than two can come from the same region. Chapters have been asked to vote for five persons from at least three regions on the list. If they vote for fewer than five candidates, the vote must include candidates from three regions. Contact your chapter leadership to voice your preferences.

View candidate information and details of election process

Call for nominations for the 2021 Michael Prize

Michael Prize Logo

The Michael Prize is one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best contribution to scientific and clinical research which promote further developments in epileptology. Awarded biennially, it is specially designed to attract scientists not older than 45 years of age. Submission deadline: 31 December, 2020.

Application instructions and more information

Current Research on COVID-19 and Epilepsy from ILAE Journals

ILAE Multi-journal App 

Easily search and access research from all three ILAE society journals, keeping you up-to-date with developments in the field of epilepsy research even faster. Download the app on your Apple and Android devices.

Note to Authors

Wiley recently signed a four-year 'read and publish’ agreement with Jisc (the UK’s research and education not-for-profit that negotiates licenses and digital content agreements on behalf of 138 UK universities) meaning researchers can publish Open Access and read all Wiley-published journals at no direct charge to the author. Learn more about our new Jisc agreement and view other regions we have made similar Open Access deals with.

ILAE Congress Updates

NAEC Logo   24-27 September 2020
North American Virtual Epilepsy Meeting 2020

Fully virtual — and open to everyone, worldwide!
Registration is now open
Congress website

AOEC Logo  

10 - 13 June 2021
13th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress

Fukuoka, Japan
Congress website

IEC Logo  

28 August - 1 September 2021
34th International Epilepsy Congress

Paris, France
The IEC will be held as originally scheduled
Congress website



New date announced:
27 February - 1 March 2021
11th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy (LAEC)
XI Congreso latinoamericano de Epilepsia

The congress will be fully virtual.
Congress website

European Congress on Epilepsy  

New date announced: 9 - 13 July 2022
14th European Congress on Epileptology

Geneva, Switzerland
Congress website

Satellite session: ESTM 2020: Epilepsy Surgery Techniques Meeting
Geneva | July 2022
Learn more

Future Chapter Congresses

KEC Korean Epilepsy Congress 2020 7 - 8 August 2020
25th Korean Epilepsy Congress (KEC 2020)
Synergy to Challenge

Congress website
55 DGfE Jahrestagun der Deutschen-new 6 - 9 September 2020
55. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Epileptologie (DGfE)

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Congress website
Czech League logo 10 - 11 September 2020
Annual Czech League Against Epilepsy Meeting

Chapter website
Journees Francaises-LFCE-Strasbourg-2020-10 13 - 16 October 2020
23èmes Journées Françaises de l'Épilepsie

Strasbourg, France
Hungarian chapter logo 15 October 2020
Annual Hungarian Chapter Meeting

Gyor, Hungary
Chapter website
Serbian League Against Epilepsy 15 - 18 October 2020
Serbian League Against Epilepsy Annual Meeting

Ruma, Serbia
Chapter website

22 - 25 October 2020
38th Congreso da Liga Brasileria de Epilepsia
Curitiba, Brazil

7th UAE Epilepsy Congress - Dubai 2020

30 - 31 October 2020
7th UAE Epilepsy Congress
Dubai, UAE

Epilepsy Society of Australia

5 - 6 November 2020
Epilepsy Society of Australia:
34th Annual Scientific Meeting

Meeting website

Flag of Ireland 6 November 2020
Irish Epilepsy League Annual Meeting

Gibson Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
AES2020 4 - 8 December 2020
A New Virtual Event from the American Epilepsy Society

BritishBranch logo 28 - 30 September 2021
ILAE British Branch Annual Scientific Meeting

Cardiff, UK
Conference website

View listings of all congresses and webinars

More information about epilepsy and the ILAE may be found at the ILAE web site,

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