The third issue of IE News 2012 celebrates the 7th Latin American Epilepsy Congress that will be held in November 2012 in the beautiful city of Quito, Ecuador. A report on some of the recent activities of our member associations in Latin American countries is a highlight of the magazine, with a specially extended version (in Spanish) for delegates attending the congress in Quito.
Also in this issue, we will continue with the ILAE and IBE history and now it is the turn for Ted Reynolds, who will provide us with the next chapter, just like a novel, of ILAE’s history. We are including reports about interesting initiatives developed in Hong Kong and in Australia. After a break and due force majeure, we also will inform you about the redesigned IBE website; we invite you to visit it. IBE President Mike Glynn’s graduation with a Masters Degree in Epilepsy Services from Leeds Metropolitan University is a reason for pride, as is the Diploma in Epilepsy Care awarded to African Vice President Anthony Zimba, also in Leeds.
We also congratulate our Executive Director, Ann Little on receiving an ILAE-CEA award in London In addition we will inform you about the Joint Task Force activities developed in relation to an important Research Forum that will be held in Dublin next May during the Irish Presidency of the European Parliament.
From Asia, comes a story of a support collaboration between Epilepsy Victoria in Austalia and the Nepal Epilepsy Association. Also from Australia, there is an article on a new Online Seizure Diary. We would like to congratulate Emilio Perucca, Helen Cross and Samuel Wiebe on their elections as President, Secretary General and Treasurer, respectively, of the ILAE International Executive Committee 2013-2017.
We wish success to all our good friends in their work.
Dr Carlos Acevedo