IE News: Issue 3 – 2016

Are you wondering why a chicken or, more precisely, a rooster has pride of place on the front cover.? Let me explain. We all know that the rooster is one of the best 'wake up calls' around and, as we race towards the New Year, this issue of the IBE magazine shows that there is [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|IE News Magazine, News|Comments Off on IE News: Issue 3 – 2016

IBE Elections 2017-2021 – Balloting Gets Underway

Following close of the nomination period, IBE chapters are now invited to ballot in the elections to fill the three officer positions - President, Secretary General and Treasurer – on the International Executive Committee for the term 2017-2021. Ballot papers have already been circulated and the close of balloting is December 31, 2016. The results [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Director JJ Abrams Calls on Public to Talk About Epilepsy

Star Wars and Star Trek Director,  J.J. Abrams, has called on people to talk about epilepsy in a new public service announcement for the campaign. Abrams told viewers that "Lives could literally depend on it", going on to list the statistic for the brain disease in the US. "Nearly 3 million Americans, 65 million people [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Evaluation Opens on EU Scheme Which Has Funded Epilepsy Projects

The European Commission has begun a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020, the EU's €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. H2o2o has already funded several epilepsy-focused, and other neurological, research projects. More information on these projects can be found on The interim evaluation [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Round of Promising Strategies Initiative Announced

IBE is delighted to announce the launch of the next round of funding under its Promising Strategies Program. With 81 projects in 37 countries already supported under this major program, IBE is pleased to further extend its support to epilepsy associations in developing countries to empower them to create initiatives to improve the quality of [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Nominations Open for 2017 Ambassador for Epilepsy Awards

From now until the end of the year, IBE chapters and chapters of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are invited to nominate candidates to receive one of 12 Ambassador for Epilepsy Awards to be conferred in Barcelona next September at the time of the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress. The Ambassador for Epilepsy Award was introduced by IBE [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|IBE-Epilepsy Awards, News|0 Comments

Epilepsy Advocate, Marian Harkin, Receives European Policy-Maker Award

The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) recently held the second annual Neurology Advocacy Awards. The awards recognise the contribution of an individual or group to the development and promotion of advocacy for people with neurological disorders in Europe. This year’s winners were presented with their awards at a Gala Dinner in Dublin on October 13. [...]

By | October 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

New Epilepsy Guide to Empower Patients, Supporters, Stakeholders

The Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy has developed this Epilepsy Giving Smarter Guide with the express purpose of empowering patients, supporters, and stakeholders to make informed, strategic decisions when directing their philanthropic investments and energy into research and development efforts. The Giving Smarter Guide provides a comprehensive lay-level overview of the disease landscape, key unmet [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|News, Other Publications|0 Comments

VIDEOS: remarkABLE Personal Epilepsy Stories

A number of personal epilepsy stories have been made available over the last two International Epilepsy Days through the official website. Now another batch of stories from North America have been added. The videos were recorded as part of the Twenty20s remarkABLE project, supported by IBE's Promising Strategies initiative. They can be found at this [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments