ISSUE 3 – 2011

The third issue of IE News 2011 features an extensive report on the roundtable event held in Brussels in November at the European Parliament. The meeting was attended by a number of MEPs, by the IBE/ILAE Epilepsy Advocacy Europe Joint Task Force, and by a large number of other interested participants. During the event, sporting heroes with epilepsy gave personal testimonies of life and sporting successes.

In October in Tbilisi in Georgia, an important demonstration project of the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy came to a close after four years of work, with a 2-day round of activities. Participants included the main authorities of IBE/ILAE, representatives of the WHO, members of the local authorities, as well as several politicians.

Issue 3 – 2011

Meanwhile, Executive Director of IBE, Mrs Ann Little, travelled to Sofia in Bulgaria to present in the Bulgarian Parliament, during a workshop meeting dedicated to promoting the European Declaration on Epilepsy.

We also have hints about initiatives in Indonesia, Mauritius and a specail article from Nepal. As always, a pearl is the story of IBE form 1993-1997 prepared for us by Harry Meinardi.

Finally, we include the departure of a very good friend of IBE, John Gilbert Kirker, a great man in the social field of epilepsy both in Ireland and at international level.

Kind regards,
Dr Carlos Acevedo

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