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International Bureau for Epilepsy

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Promising Strategies

The IBE Promising Strategies Program was set up in 2006 and is one of the most successful and innovative of all IBE’s initiatives. READ MORE

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Epilepsy Alliance Europe

EAE is the acronym for Epilepsy Advocacy Europe, a Joint Task Force formed following nominations by the Commission for European Affairs (CEA) of the International League Against Epilepsy….READ MORE

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International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. READ MORE

What’s Happening

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The 2017 ILAE classification of seizure types and the epilepsies: what do people with epilepsy and their caregivers need to know?

May 9th, 2018|Comments Off on The 2017 ILAE classification of seizure types and the epilepsies: what do people with epilepsy and their caregivers need to know?

The International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) published, in the April 2017 edition of Epilepsia, three [...]

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epiXchange 2018 brings together Europe’s best brains to pave the way for future epilepsy research

April 26th, 2018|Comments Off on epiXchange 2018 brings together Europe’s best brains to pave the way for future epilepsy research

Around 50 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, making it one of the most common [...]

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New measures to avoid valproate exposure in pregnancy

March 13th, 2018|Comments Off on New measures to avoid valproate exposure in pregnancy

The European Medicines Agency’s experts in medicines safety, the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) are [...]

Upcoming Congresses

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12th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress

The 12th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress will take place in Bali from June 28 to July 1, 2018. Visit the official Conference Website

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10th LACE, San Jose, Costa Rica – September 29th – 2nd October 2018

The 10th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica from September 29th to 2nd October 2018.
This biennial meeting, which is a joint collaboration of the International Bureau for Epilepsy […]

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33rd International Epilepsy Congress, Bangkok 2019

The 33rd International Epilepsy Congress will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22 to 26, 2019. This biennial meeting, which is a joint collaboration of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), […]

Latest Publications

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International Epilepsy News – Issue 1, 2018

May 25th, 2018|Comments Off on International Epilepsy News – Issue 1, 2018

CONTENTS WINNING PHOTOS - International Epilepsy Day Competition GLOBAL CELEBRATION -  International Epilepsy Day social [...]

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Epilepsy Africa News – Issue 8

May 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Epilepsy Africa News – Issue 8

Contents of this Newsletter: Report from Sierra Leone Report from D R Congo Report from [...]

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Epilepsy Africa News – Issue 7

April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Epilepsy Africa News – Issue 7

Contents of this Newsletter: Report from Zambia Funding and fundraising for the region WHO resolution [...]

Established in 1961, the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) is an international organisation for national epilepsy organisations (IBE chapters) that exists to provide support for a strong global network, encourage the development of new chapters in underserved areas of the world, and to encourage communication and collaboration among all members so as to meet our mission and vision.

Our members are patient/family focused and driven organisations and we work collaboratively with our professional and government partners worldwide.

Our strategic priorities are to ensure that epilepsy is

recognised as a health priority worldwide; that the human and civil rights of people with epilepsy are enhanced and protected wherever they might live; that people with epilepsy are empowered to maximise quality of life; and that research into prevention, treatment, care and consequences of epilepsy are promoted.

We work to achieve these priorities through a range of programs including:

  • Public Information and Health Education
  • Advocacy
  • International Best Practice Exchange
  • Helping Build Communities of Care

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What is Epilepsy?

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Epilepsy is one of the most common serious diseases affecting more than 50 million people globally. There are many difference causes for epilepsy including genetic disposition, head trauma or brain tumour.

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Epilepsy affects almost every aspect in the life of the person diagnosed with the disease. For many people with epilepsy, the stigma attached to the disease is more difficult to deal with than the disease itself.

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People with epilepsy have a 3-6 times greater risk of premature death. Many of the deaths from epilepsy could be prevented with appropriate medication and treatment.

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