To ensure that all the volunteer leaders of the ILAE are fully informed about relevant activities and initiatives, as President, I will be sending an informational email periodically to keep you up to date on important topics. This is in addition to our regular ILAE Newsletters that are sent out once to twice a month. If you do not regularly receive the ILAE Newsletter please click here and also add our email address to your safe senders list.
Visit the new and improved ILAE Academy platform
- New fee structure to make the content as widely accessible as possible
- Continuing Medical Education credit - AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available for select ILAE Academy educational activities
- Self-assessment for the transition from Level 1 to Level 2
- Fresh design and quick links to support your learning process
ILAE Classification and Definition of Epilepsy Syndromes
The ILAE Nosology and Definitions Task Force has published four position papers on the classification and definition of epilepsy syndromes in hopes of facilitating clinical recognition of epilepsy syndromes, in order to hone high-yield diagnostic investigations, select optimal therapy, inform risk of comorbidities, and provide more accurate prognosis regarding epilepsy outcome. The ILAE position papers are divided into:
- Syndromes with onset in neonates and infants (up to age 2 years)
- Syndromes that onset in childhood
- Syndromes that may begin at a variable age (pediatric and adult patients)
- Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies
Ukraine Crisis Response
In response to the situation in Ukraine, we have developed a new Crisis Response page in the Patient Care section. This webpage shares materials to help patients with epilepsy affected by this current war, as well as news regarding ILAE actions for support. We plan to grow this space into a useful resource applicable to support care and treatment for people with epilepsy in emergencies worldwide.
Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders
The 75th World Health Assembly takes place on 22-28 May 2022, and World Health Organization (WHO) Member States will be voting on the adoption of the draft Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders (IGAP).
ILAE is grateful for the attention to the needs of people with epilepsy on part of the WHO. With support, the IGAP will help to strengthen the prevention, detection, care, treatment, and equal opportunities for people with epilepsy and other neurological disorders worldwide.
Nursing Section: Call for members
ILAE is excited to welcome the Nursing Section to our community! Membership is open to all types of nurses who work in epilepsy care worldwide.
Latest from Epigraph
A recent Epigraph article covered how epileptologists and neurologists can help to diagnose and manageanxiety in people with epilepsy; the article includes resources and screening tools, y también está disponible en español.
Other articles have focused on the efforts in Ukraine to secure anti-seizure medications and handle patient care, as well as initiatives in El Salvador to improve physician education and public awareness of epilepsy –también está disponible en español.
Recent episodes of the ILAE Sharp Waves podcast include conversations on neurostimulation, status epilepticus, and novel methods of drug discovery.
Thank you for your continued work with ILAE and interest in our endeavors.
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J Helen Cross, President, ILAE