Message from Dr. H.V. Srinivas, Chair, IBE South East Asian Regional Executive Committee
At the out set my sincere thanks to the IBE members who have elected me to be the Chair of South East Asian Regional Executive Committee. While the myths, misunderstandings and stigma attached to epilepsy is worldwide, it is much more prevalent in developing countries— in view of low literacy, deeply entrenched misconceptions about epilepsy which dates back to several thousands of years and added to that are the socio economic reasons. Herculean efforts are required to overcome these obstacles and create public awareness, thus fulfilling a few of the objectives of IBE. I am sure our team members will interact with each other and the member countries to bring about some change in the attitude of Societies.
Dr. H.V. Srinivas
Chair SEAREC IBE
Consultant Neurologist Bangalore (India)