Press Releases & Statement
This joint iniativate of the IBE and the ILAE will be a major event celebrated across the globe in the 138 of countries in which IBE and ILAE are represented. With both IBE and ILAE in official working relations with the WHO, and with IBE in Special Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) […]
The Winning Entry! We are delighted to announce the winner of our competition to find a logo for International Epilepsy Day. Launched in September, the competition attracted a large number of entries with some excellent designs. In the end, the logo that stood out as having best met the competition brief was a design submitted […]
IBE and ILAE is delighted to announce a competition to find the ideal logo for International Epilepsy Day and we are inviting you to get involved. How? By submitting an entry yourself By sharing the competition with your members and inviting them to get involved By sending details of the competition to art colleges in your […]
The therapeutic potential of medical marijuana and pure cannabidiol (CBD), an active substance in the cannabis plant, for neurologic conditions is highly debated. A series of articles published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), examine the potential use of medical marijuana and CBD in treating severe forms of epilepsy such […]
The ILAE commissioned a Task Force to formulate an operational definition of epilepsy for purposes of clinical diagnosis. This article summarizes the recommendations of the Task Force, including appended notes and case examples explaining the reasons for these recommendations and occasional dissenting views. In December of 2013, the ILAE Executive Committee adopted the recommendations as […]
Epilepsy is a well-known disease from ancient times, however people with epilepsy have many problems in their lives even today. Japan Epilepsy Association and Japan Epilepsy Society have been working together to get over these problems over the years. To encourage close liaison, there have been joint meetings from 2010. At the 8th joint meeting […]
CONGRATULATIONS! IBE sends warm congratulations to Dr Ding Ding, China on receiving the Michael Prize 2013. The Board of Trustees of the Michael Foundation, on the recommendation of the judging committee, unanimously decided to award Dr Ding, PhD, MPH, MD from Fu Dan University in Shanghai, China. Dr Ding is IBE Vice President Western Pacific […]
DOWNLOAD PDF OF FULL PRESS RELEASE – CLICK HERE EPILEPSY – AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY IN EUROPE PREVALENCE & COSTS OF EPILEPSY A Workshop hosted by Gay Mitchell MEP EEP Date: Tuesday 19 February 2013 Room: ASP 5E3 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Speakers: Dr Christine Linehan (Ireland) : Prof Torbjörn Tomson (Sweden) Across three decades, 76 studies […]
The winners of the 2012 Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award have just been announced! This is the fourth year that UCB and the International Bureau for Epilepsy have collaborated on this initiative. The award recognises excellent journalistic work raising awareness of epilepsy, giving a voice to people with epilepsy and effectively engaging readers, listeners and […]
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2012 Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award Now Open EXTENDED DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS – 31st DECEMBER 2012 Recognising outstanding reporting on epilepsy The Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award is a joint initiative between the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the biopharmaceutical company UCB, which recognises journalists who have excelled in reporting on epilepsy. Now in […]
Journalists recognised for excellence in reporting on epilepsy IBE and UCB announce winners of award to improve understanding of epilepsy around the world Brussels (Belgium), 7th March 2011 0700 CET The International Bureau of Epilepsy (IBE) and UCB are pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award. The […]
IBE and UCB have launched the journalism award to improve understanding of epilepsy around the world. The Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award invites journalists from around the world to submit stimulating, informed and compelling news and feature stories on epilepsy. The Award is part of a global initiative to increase awareness and understanding of a […]
European Epilepsy Day, an initiative of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) supported by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) was launched on 14 February, to coincide with Valentines Day; Valentine being the patron of epilepsy. To mark the occasion, a Lunch Discussion is organised on Tuesday 15 February in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, […]
Edward McMillan Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament will launch the exhibition The Many Faces of Epilepsy on the evening of the 15 February in the Galerie Sud 1st Floor LOW Building in Strasbourg. The exhibition shows the real life situation for the 6 million people with epilepsy in Europe, highlighting the many challenges […]
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IBE and UCB have launched a new journalism award to improve understanding of epilepsy around the world. The Excellence in Epilepsy Journalism Award invites journalists from around the world to submit stimulating, informed and compelling news and feature stories on epilepsy. The Award is part of a global initiative to increase awareness and understanding of […]
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As many as 6 million people in Europe have active epilepsy with associated implications not only for their health but for independent living, education and employment, mobility, relationships, and insurance. The resulting economic burden has been estimated at 18 billion euro annually (European White Paper on Epilepsy 2001). Although the European epileptological community has an […]
Solidarity Fund 2007 Press Release
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IBE joins the United Nations IBE now has a voice in the international community!, says Susanne Lund, IBE President. Telephone interview with Susanne Lund, President IBE, and Carlos Acevedo, IE News Editor Today marks a special occasion in IBEs history, as we are formally recognized within the United Nations, says Susanne Lund, President of IBE, […]
The Cognition Survey was conducted by the Euopean Regional Committee of IBE, together with Ian Hindmarch, Professor of Human Psychoparmacology at the University of Surrey and with a grant aid from UCB Pharma. The questionnaire was circulated by IBE chapters in Belgium, France, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Austra and Malta. Epilepsy and Cognition Fast Facts […]