International Bureau for Epilepsy

Established in 1961, the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) is an international organisation for national epilepsy organisations (IBE chapters) that exists to provide support for a strong global network, encourage the development of new chapters in undeserved areas of the world, and to encourage communication and collaboration among all members so as to meet our mission and vision.

Our members are patient/family focused and driven organisations and we work collaboratively with our professional and government partners worldwide.

Our strategic priorities are to ensure that epilepsy is

recognised as a health priority worldwide; that the human and civil rights of people with epilepsy are enhanced and protected wherever they might live; that people with epilepsy are empowered to maximise quality of life; and that research into prevention, treatment, care and consequences of epilepsy are promoted.

We work to achieve these priorities through a range of programs including:

  • Public Information and Health Education
  • Advocacy
  • International Best Practice Exchange
  • Helping Build Communities of Care

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Our Initiatives

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Promising Strategies

The IBE Promising Strategies Program was set up in 2006 and is one of the most successful and innovative of all IBE’s initiatives. READ MORE

IBE - Initiatives - Epilepsy Alliance Europe

Epilepsy Alliance Europe

EAE is the acronym for Epilepsy Advocacy Europe, a Joint Task Force formed following nominations by the Commission for European Affairs (CEA) of the International League Against Epilepsy….READ MORE

IBE - Initiatives - International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. READ MORE

What’s Happening

  • IBE - International Epilepsy Support

Epilepsy Website Fills Patient Information Gap

July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

When a person, or their loved one, is diagnosed with epilepsy it can be a [...]

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Swaziland Receives Donation of 3 EEG Machines

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

The Swaziland Epilepsy Organization has reported to us that a Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist from the United [...]

  • IBE - International Epilepsy Support

Gallery: Golden Light Awards Ceremony

May 24th, 2016|2 Comments

The Golden Light Awards presentation was recently held in Hong Kong at the 11th Asian & [...]

What is Epilepsy?

IBE - International Epilepsy Support

Epilepsy is one of the most common serious diseases affecting more than 50 million people globally. There are many difference causes for epilepsy including genetic disposition, head trauma or brain tumour.

IBE - International Epilepsy Support

Epilepsy affects almost every aspect in the life of the person diagnosed with the disease. For many people with epilepsy, the stigma attached to the disease is more difficult to deal with than the disease itself.

IBE - International Epilepsy Support

People with epilepsy have a 3-6 times greater risk of premature death. Many of the deaths from epilepsy could be prevented with appropriate medication and treatment.

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Latest Publications

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IE News: Issue 1 – 2016

April 4th, 2016|Comments Off on IE News: Issue 1 – 2016

We had a tremendous reaction to the Yes, I can! photography competition with more than [...]

  • IE News- Issue 4 – 2015

IE News: Issue 4 – 2015

November 25th, 2015|Comments Off on IE News: Issue 4 – 2015

On 12 October, IBE received the news that Hanneke de Boer, one of IBE's longest [...]

  • IE News- Issue 3 – 2015 - 31st International Congress Issue

IE News: Issue 3 – 2015 : 31st International Congress Issue

September 18th, 2015|Comments Off on IE News: Issue 3 – 2015 : 31st International Congress Issue

The 31st International Epilepsy Congress was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 5th to 9th September [...]

Upcoming Congresses

  • 3rd East Mediterranean Epilepsy Congress, 2016
    The joint 3rd East Mediterranean Epilepsy Congress (EMEC) and 5th UAE Epilepsy Congress will take place in Dubai from March 4 to 5, 2016.
  • 11th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress (AOEC), 2016
    The 11th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress will take place in Hong Kong from May 13 to 16, 2016.
  • 9th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy (LACE), 2016
    The 9th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy will take place in Cancún, Mexico from the August 20 to 23, 2016.
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