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The International League Against Epilepsy ILAE is the world’s preeminent association of physicians and other health professionals in the field of Epilepsy.

The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) is the global network of national epilepsy associations that represent people with epilepsy, their families and care givers.

Together ILAE and IBE organise the Epilepsy Congress family of events including the International Epilepsy Congress and regional meetings.

XI Congreso Latinoamericano de Epilepsia
23 May
26 May 2020
Medellín, Colombia
14th European Congress on Epileptology
5 July
9 July 2020
Geneva, Switzerland
1st North American
Epilepsy Congress
25 September
27 September 2020
Toronto, Canada
13th Asian & Oceanian
Epilepsy Congress
8 October
11 October 2020
Fukuoka, Japan
34th International
Epilepsy Congress
28 August
1 September 2021
Paris, France
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Focus on Young Epileptologists: ILAE-YES

The Young Epilepsy Section (YES) of the ILAE is a worldwide organisation of young people in the early stages of a career focused on the care of people with epilepsy, and/or epilepsy research. Members include clinical and basic scientists, nurses, physicians, psychologists, pharmacologists, physicists, mathematicians, students, and allied health professionals. The ILAE-YES initiative stemmed from...
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Video Competition for International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day is an annual event which aims to promote the awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries. It is a joint initiative by the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy. Every year on the second Monday of February people across the globe join together to celebrate and highlight...
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10th LACE Begins in San José, Costa Rica

The 10th Latin American Epilepsy Congress has begun in San José, Costa Rica (29 September). This biennial meeting is a joint collaboration of the International League Against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy. The congress, which is held in association with both ILAE and IBE’s Costa Rican chapters as well as the Mexican ILAE...
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ILAE is now tweeting under @IlaeEs especially for the Latin American community.
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