International Bureau for Epilepsy https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org IBE Ireland Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:37:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 IBE Election Results – Regional Vice Presidents 2017 – 2019 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibe-election-results-regional-vice-presidents-2017-2019/ https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibe-election-results-regional-vice-presidents-2017-2019/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:30:40 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=45267 Introducing the seven recently elected IBE Vice Presidents, who will represent their regions on the International Executive Committee for the term 2017-2019. Their terms of office will begin at the time of the IBE General Assembly, which takes place at the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress in Barcelona in September. VICE [...]

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Introducing the seven recently elected IBE Vice Presidents, who will represent their regions on the International Executive Committee for the term 2017-2019.

Their terms of office will begin at the time of the IBE General Assembly, which takes place at the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress in Barcelona in September.

Caroline Morton - Netherlands

VICE PRESIDENT EUROPE

Caroline Morton, Netherlands

Mrs Morton has been working in the epilepsy field for more than 25 years. She was first employed as IBE Administrative Assistant when the IBE office was based in Heemstede and worked closely with the late Hanneke de Boer on the ILAE/IBE/WHO Global Campaign Against Epilepsy. Currently she is International Relations Officer at SEIN Epilepsy Centre. She holds a voluntary position as a representative to the UN for the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH). She is also a member of the IBE Legislation Task Force.

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VICE PRESIDENT AFRICA

Jacob Mugumbate, Zimbabwe

Mr Mugumbate is a former Executive Director of the Epilepsy Support Foundation of Zimbabwe. He has also served on the IBE African Regional Committee as a co-opted member. He holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Zimbabwe. Since 2011, he has been a lecturer and researcher at Bindura University in Zimbabwe.
His current research is on epilepsy, disability, employment and social justice which is part of a PhD he is completing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has also published and presented on epilepsy stigma and management.

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VICE PRESIDENT EAST MEDITERRANEAN

Hassan Hosny, Egypt

Prof Hosny is Professor of Neurology at Cairo University. Trained at Cairo University Hospitals, he completed fellowships in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at the University of Chicago and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the US. He is President of the Egyptian Epilepsy Association (IBE chapter), which he founded; he was elected twice as Chair of the ILAE Commission on East Mediterranean Affairs; sits on the board of the ILAE Educational and Epilepsy Care Commissions and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Epilepsy Research.

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VICE PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICA

Phil Gattone, USA

Mr Gattone worked as Director of Education at Rush University Epilepsy Center and led the Epilepsy Foundation in Chicago for several years before joining the Epilepsy Foundation of America where he has served as President and CEO for the past five years, successfully increasing revenue and building relationships. He is currently IBE Vice President for North America and will serve for a second term. Personal experience as a father of a son who has endured thousands of seizures, multiple medications and two brain surgeries to control his seizures, which has driven him to become passionate about creating a movement for change.

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VICE PRESIDENT LATIN AMERICA

Tomás Mesa, Chile

Prof Mesa is Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC); Director of the Children’s Section in a post-graduate training program for epilepsy; Director of Pediatric Sleep Training at the Sleep Medical Center and former Head of the Pediatric Neurology, Genetics and Metabolic Diseases Section. He is Past President of the Chilean League Against Epilepsy and the Association of Chilean Leagues Against Epilepsy (ANLICHE) – the Chilean chapter of IBE. He has served on the IBE Regional Committee for Latin America as Secretary (two terms) and Chair and was a member of the IBE Research Commission.

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VICE PRESIDENT WESTERN PACIFIC

Ding Ding, China

Dr Ding’s career of epilepsy care started in 2002, as a co-investigator of a demon- stration project in China: ‘Epilepsy man- agement at primary health level’, carried out within the framework of the ILAE/ IBE/WHO Global Campaign Against Epilepsy. She has been involved with the IBE chapter in China since 2005 and set up the Sea Horse art club for people with epilepsy. She has served on a number of task forces, including the ILAE/IBE Global Campaign Task Force and the ILAE Research Advocacy Task Force. She is currently serving a first term as IBE Vice President Western Pacific.

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VICE PRESIDENT SOUTH EAST ASIA

Satish Jain, India 

Prof Satish Jain studied at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi; was awarded the WG Lennox International Clinical Research Fellowship of the Epilepsy Foundation of America and received advanced training in Epilepsy Research at Duke University Medical Centre, USA as a “Fulbright Scholar”. He started the Comprehensive Epilepsy Care Facility at the AIIMS, New Delhi which today provides state of the art epilepsy care in our country. He is founder member and former President of the Indian Epilepsy Society (ILAE chapter) and is currently President of the Indian Epilepsy Association (IBE chapter).

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IBE/ILAE Congress Award Winners Announced https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibeilae-congress-award-winners-announced/ https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibeilae-congress-award-winners-announced/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:25:00 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=44736 The IBE/ILAE congress awards are presented biennially at the time of the International Epilepsy Congress, to honour individuals who have made significant contributions, over a long period of time and at international level, in the field of epilepsy. There are three categories: Ambassador for Epilepsy - presented to a maximum of 12 recipients; Social [...]

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IBE - International Epilepsy SupportThe IBE/ILAE congress awards are presented biennially at the time of the International Epilepsy Congress, to honour individuals who have made significant contributions, over a long period of time and at international level, in the field of epilepsy.

There are three categories: Ambassador for Epilepsy – presented to a maximum of 12 recipients; Social Accomplishment, presented to one individual; and the highest honour, Lifetime Achievement Award which, as its name implies, recognises a lifetime of achievement of an individual.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented to: Charlotte Dravet, France

This is the highest award bestowed by IBE/ILAE and is given to an individual to recognise his or her exceptional and outstanding personal contribution over a long period of time to activities to advance the cause of epilepsy.

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Charlotte Dravet, France

Although especially known for the epilepsy syndrome that bears her name, Prof Dravet made impressive contributions to our understanding of the clinical and electrophysiological correlates of epilepsy syndromes of childhood.

In addition to her clinical expertise and research achievements, Prof Dravet is known worldwide for her humble attitude, tireless work and dedication to the epilepsy mission, including her support to the many lay associations , some made up of families of children with Dravet syndrome, which advocate for better care for children with epilepsy. She has produced many publications for the lay community, particularly parents of children with epilepsy, to help them cope with aspects of the disease.

Social Accomplishment Award

Presented to: Susan Axelrod, USA

Every two years, one person who has carried out outstanding activities aimed at improving the social circumstances of people with epilepsy, over a long period of time, is recognised.

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Susan Axelrod, USA

In 1998, Axelrod and two other mothers, frustrated with their inability to protect their children from the devastation of seizures and side effects of medications, spearheaded the search for a cure for epilepsy. Axelrod launched a nonprofit organization that has established a national and international presence in epilepsy awareness and research.

Under Axelrod’s leadership, CURE has led a dramatic shift in the epilepsy research community from simply treating seizures to enhancing understanding of underlying mechanisms and causes, so that cures and preventative strategies can be found. CURE’s research program is cutting-edge, dynamic and responsive to new scientific opportunities and directions through both investigator-initiated grants and unprecedented scientific programs and initiatives and the exploration of new areas in the quest to find answers.

Ambassador for Epilepsy Award

The Ambassador for Epilepsy Award is the oldest IBE/ILAE award, having been introduced in 1968. To date, a total of 312 worthy recipients have received an Ambassador pin to reflect international peer recognition and which is given for the lifetime of the recipient. Twelve Ambassadors will be presented with their awards in Barcelona.

The Ambassador for Epilepsy Awards, together with the Social Accomplishment and Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to these most deserving recipients during the Opening Ceremony of the congress in Barcelona on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

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Michel Baulac, France

Dr Baulac is Professor of Neurology and Neuroanatomy at Paris Sorbonne University; Director, Neurology Department at la Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, co-founder of the National Center for Rare Epileptic Diseases, and epilepsy research coordinator at the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute. A member of the ILAE Commission on European Af- fairs from 2001 (its Chair in 2005), he was elected ILAE Vice President in 2009.

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Giuseppe Capovilla, Italy

Giuseppe Capovilla is currently serving as President of the Italian League Against Epilepsy. He served as a member of the ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology from 2009 to 2013. He is the Chair of the Task Force on Sport and Epilepsy since 2011. He is the expert of both the European Medicine Agency and Italian Medicine Agency for antiepileptic drugs since 2011.

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Nathalie Jetté, Canada

Dr Jetté is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Community Health Sciences at University of Calgary and Director of the Calgary Epilepsy Program. She served as President of the Canadian League Against Epilepsy, and chair of the ILAE Guidelines Task Force since 2012. She is current Chair of the ILAE Stigma Task Force, and is also Chair of the ILAE Global Burden Task Force.

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Jaideep Kapur, USA

Dr Kapur collaborated with Sheryl Haut and Tina Budnitz to design and implement the successful ILAE Leadership Development Program. He is a member of the ILAE Education Task Force. He is also a member of the ILAE North American Commission since 2010. He was President of the American Epilepsy Society in 2010. Dr Kapur has also made substantial and ground breaking contributions in bench research in epilepsy.

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Astrid Nehlig, France

Dr Nehlig is a premier basic scientist in the field of developmental epilepsy, based in Strasbourg, France, with outstanding achievements through translational research and effective collaborations with clinicians. She is very active in consumer affairs as it pertains to the rights and opportunities to deliver better care of patients with epilepsy. She is Co-editor-in-chief of Epilepsia and under her leadership, the journal has become the premier source of the epilepsy community.

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Terence O’Brien, Australia

Dr O’Brien is the James Stewart Professor of Medicine, and consultant neurologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is a member of the ILAE Neurobiology Commission since 2009, member of the Task Force for the Development of Research Priorities, member of the ILAE-IBE Global Research Advocacy Task Force. He is one of four co-Chairs of the joint ILAE/ AES Task Force on Recommendations for Pre-clinical Epilepsy Drug Discovery.

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Makiko Osawa, Japan

Dr Osawa is Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan. She has contributed to medicine as a paediatric neurologist and has engaged in the care of children with epilepsy for 44 years. She was elected the first woman president of Japan Epilepsy Society. She has been a member of the ILAE Pediatric Commission, and established the Infantile Seizure Society with late Dr Yukio Fukuyama, of which is is Chair.

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Galo Pesantez Cuesta, Ecuador

Dr Pesantez Cuesta is Director, National Center for Epilepsy, Ecuador. He is vice chair IBE Latin American Regional Committee. He was coordinator of the international project ‘Neuropsychomotricity, an aid in the treatment of children with epilepsy’, and current coordinator of ‘Cannabidiol in the treatment of refractory epilepsies’ project of the National Epilepsy Center, Ecuador Ministry of Health, and University of Madrid, Spain.

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Parthasarthy Satishchandra, India

Dr P Satishchandra is Senior Professor of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Science (NIMHANS), Bangalore and served as Director-Vice Chancellor from 2010 to 2016. His work led to NIMHANS achieving the status of ‘Institute of National Importance’ by the Indian Parliament. He is Chair, IBE South East Asia Regional Committee 2013-2017 and Past President of the Indian Epilepsy Society.

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Ivan Rektor, Czech Republic

Dr Rektor founded the Brno Epilepsy Center in 1992. He introduced its epilepsy surgery program with almost 900 surgeries performed since the first SEEG recording in 1995. He served on the board of the ILAE Czech Chapter since 1986 (President 2003-2007), was a member of the ILAE Sub-committee on Epilepsy Surgery of the Commission of Therapeutic Strategies, and a member of the CEA Working Group on Epilepsy Surgery.

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Eugen Trinka, Austria

Prof Trinka, neurologist and psychiatrist, is Chairman, Department of Neurology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg. He is Past President, Austrian Chapter of ILAE and President Elect, Austrian Neurological Society. He is Treasurer of the ILAE Com- mission on European Affairs (2013-2017). He is a member of several task forces of ILAE and the ILAE CEA and is a dedicated speaker and educator. He is actively involved in European Reference Network activities.

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Sameer Zuberi, UK

Dr Zuberi is an international specialist in chromosome disorders associated with epilepsy. He is a consultant paediatric neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. His main focus is on identifying and arresting DNA mutations that can lead to epilepsy, and determining the best treatment for those affected by these genetic disorders. Dr Zuberi is involved in the work of the ILAE Classification Task Force which recently reported on completion of its work.

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Updated Epilepsy Classification May Lead to Advances in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/updated-epilepsy-classification-may-lead-advances-diagnosis-treatment-research/ https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/updated-epilepsy-classification-may-lead-advances-diagnosis-treatment-research/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:29:21 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=50994 It has been nearly three decades since experts published a classification system related to epilepsy. Now, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) provides an update to systems that includes many types of seizures not captured in the older version, allowing clinicians and patients to make more informed decisions concerning treatment. The three companion articles were [...]

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It has been nearly three decades since experts published a classification system related to epilepsy. Now, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) provides an update to systems that includes many types of seizures not captured in the older version, allowing clinicians and patients to make more informed decisions concerning treatment. The three companion articles were published on March 9th in Epilepsia.

“Applying the right therapy often depends upon knowing the precise type of seizure.”

“There are many more avenues for epilepsy diagnosis and therapy than there were when the classification was constructed in the 1980s,” said Robert Fisher, MD, PhD, a professor in the Stanford Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and lead author of two of the articles in Epilepsia. “Applying the right therapy often depends upon knowing the precise type of seizure.”
Dr. Fisher noted that some important seizure types did not fit into the old classification, while others had names that were difficult to understand and apply. The 2017 ILAE seizure classification addresses some of these issues. “Patients and families will hopefully better understand the name of their seizures: for example, a ‘focal aware seizure’ is more understandable than is the old term ‘simple partial seizure’,” said Dr. Fisher.
The new Classification of the Epilepsies takes care to include the whole clinical picture of epilepsy, which may point to potential causes and groupings of different types of seizures that could lead to further advances in research and treatment.
“The new classification will help clinicians to think more deeply about each patient so that they can improve their care with optimized treatment and understanding of their disease,” said Ingrid Scheffer, MBBS, PhD, a paediatric neurologist and professor at The University of Melbourne and lead author of one of the articles. “It will also be used for research into the epilepsies and to frame collaborative approaches that will lead to greater insights into this important group of diseases.”
The Epilepsia papers include two articles that outline changes in the new classification, and a guidance article on how to use the classification in clinical practice.
Media interested in a copy of the articles should contact sciencenewsroom@wiley.com.

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32nd International Epilepsy Congress https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/32nd-international-epilepsy-congress/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:26:17 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=26779 The 32nd IEC will take place in Barcelona, Spain from September 2 to 6, 2017. More information on the official congress website www.epilepsybarcelona2017.org.

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IBE - International Epilepsy SupportThe 32nd IEC will take place in Barcelona, Spain from September 2 to 6, 2017.

More information on the official congress website www.epilepsybarcelona2017.org.

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IBE Elections 2017-2021 – Balloting Underway for Regional Vice Presidents https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibe-elections-2017-2021-balloting-underway-for-regional-vps/ https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibe-elections-2017-2021-balloting-underway-for-regional-vps/#respond Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:38:47 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=25211 Balloting is now underway to elect the 7 Regional Vice Presidents for the period 2017-2019. The IBE chapters are invited to ballot in the elections to fill the Vice President positions in Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America, South East Asia and Western Pacific regions. The close of the ballot period is 8th [...]

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Balloting is now underway to elect the 7 Regional Vice Presidents for the period 2017-2019. The IBE chapters are invited to ballot in the elections to fill the Vice President positions in Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America, South East Asia and Western Pacific regions. The close of the ballot period is 8th April 2017 and the results of the elections will be announced on 11th April.

As a once off, to begin the new staggering of terms on the International Executive Committee, the Vice Presidents will be elected for a two-year term 2017-2019.

A third cycle of elections, to fill remaining positions on the Regional Executive Committees will start in mid-April.

All elections will be completed by mid-July.

The new term of office for all successfully elected candidates begins at the time of the next IBE General Assembly, taking place during the 32nd International Executive Committee in Barcelona in September 2017.

Meet the candidates and read their election statements.

AFRICA

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA

SOUTH EAST ASIA

WESTERN PACIFIC

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IE News: Issue 1 – 2017 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ie-news-issue-1-2017/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:16:53 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=21193 Our special issue of IE News to celebrate the 3rd International Epilepsy Day is full of news on IBE activities to mark the day. In 2016 more than 40 countries around the world celebrated the event and we hope that, this year, that number will increase. We have been using Campi, the mascot for International [...]

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Our special issue of IE News to celebrate the 3rd International Epilepsy Day is full of news on IBE activities to mark the day. In 2016 more than 40 countries around the world celebrated the event and we hope that, this year, that number will increase. We have been using Campi, the mascot for International Epilepsy Day to promote various events in the lead up to the actual day and, those of you who use social media will have seem him crop up on Twitter and Facebook with charming little videos. Now, for International Epilepsy Day, we are launching the second of our website videos with Campi and his friends. This time Campi visits Dr Christina Langoustina at her surgery.

The response to the Art Competition for International Epilepsy Day was amazing – both in terms of the number of entries we received and in the quality of the artwork itself. I am sure you will agree when you see the pictures on page 4.

A major workshop, on the need for a global alliance on epilepsy research, took place in the European Parliament on 7th February, and had distinguished participants from both Europe and North America. You’ll find a report included in this issue.

Finally, following the close of the elections to fill the officer positions on the IBE International Executive Committee 2017-2021, we present the President-, Secretary General- and Treasurer-elect. There is also an interview with President-elect Martin Brodie for you to enjoy.

Until next time – good reading!

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IBE Elections 2017-2021 Results https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibe-elections-2017-2021-results/ https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ibe-elections-2017-2021-results/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:20:27 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=18590 IBE is pleased to announce the results of the recent elections to fill the Officer positions (President, Secretary General and Treasurer) on the International Executive Committee for the period 2017-2021.   President-elect is Prof Martin Brodie (Scotland). Prof Brodie has previously been a member of the IBE International Executive Committee when he held the office [...]

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IBE is pleased to announce the results of the recent elections to fill the Officer positions (President, Secretary General and Treasurer) on the International Executive Committee for the period 2017-2021.

 

President-elect is Prof Martin Brodie (Scotland). Prof Brodie has previously been a member of the IBE International Executive Committee when he held the office of ILAE Treasurer from 2005 to 2009. He has been involved in other IBE activities, including chairing EUcare – a joint task force of IBE and ILAE, which was active from 2001 to 2009.

He set up and chairs the Board of Trustees of the charity Scottish Epilepsy Initiative. Its major project is “The TEA Room”, a friendly space for teenagers with epilepsy. He has received the IBE/ILAE Ambassador for Epilepsy award, the ILAE CEA European Epileptology Award, the Epilepsy Lifetime Service Award from the ILAE UK chapter and the William G Lennox Award from the American Epilepsy Society.

In his election statement, Prof Brodie said: “Epilepsy care should be an equal partnership involving all stakeholders and so we must harness our best talents – wherever these might be found – to convey our message loudly and clearly to the world. We must encourage the general public to listen and learn; ask policy makers to safeguard the rights of people with epilepsy; seek funding to increase research into epilepsy – both scientific and social; and empower people with epilepsy to stand up for themselves. Already the IBE has tremendous global connections – to the WHO, to PAHO, to the UN through its ECOSOC status, and to the ILAE. However, we must continue building more and better networks to form suitable partnerships geared at attaining our goals. We have to look beyond the epilepsy community, and broadcast our message widely, if IBE is to attain a more meaningful place in this increasingly complex and challenging world.”

 

IBE - International Epilepsy SupportMrs Mary Secco (Canada) has been elected as Secretary General. Mrs Secco has also previously served on the IBE International Executive Committee as Vice President North America for the term 2009-2013. She is currently co-chair of the IBE/ILAE Global Outreach Task Force and Chair of the IBE Regional Executive Committee North America.

Mrs Secco served as the Executive Director of the Epilepsy Support Centre, a community based not for profit organization in Ontario, Canada from 2001 to 2013 and, for the past 3 years, has been involved on a grant funded program to develop and evaluate a patient education intervention to improve the knowledge and self-management skills of persons with epilepsy.

In her election statement, Mrs Secco said: “The unanimous passing of the Epilepsy Resolution at the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva in 2015 marked a turning point for people with epilepsy across the globe. It provides IBE chapters with a powerful tool to engage governments to take concrete action to improve epilepsy care and to take steps to reduce the treatment gap.

The Resolution identifies that ‘epilepsy’ is a major public health issue which has been inadequately addressed to date. This Resolution is what IBE chapters, current and past executives have been working towards for many years and we must now grasp this opportunity and make sure that we do not fail in the role we play in its implementation.

This Resolution aligns closely with IBE’s Strategic Plan and we need to ensure that it translates into effective actions.”

 

IBE - International Epilepsy SupportMr Anthony Zimba (Zambia), who is the current IBE Vice President Africa, has been elected as Treasurer. Mr Zimba has been Vice President Africa since 2009.

Mr Zimba work as Epilepsy Specialist at Levy Mwanawasa hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. He is the founder and Chair of Epilepsy Association of Zambia, which was formed to address the needs of people with epilepsy and their families who are often stigmatized and usually denied their basic human rights in Zambia.

Since the establishment of the association, Mr Zimba has been involved in the creation of epilepsy clinics at government health institutions; the launch of the Global Campaign Against Epilepsy in Zambia; epilepsy conferences and symposia; and teaching courses and public awareness programs in schools and in the community.

In his election statement, Mr Zimba said: “I believe I have a number of valuable qualities I would bring to the position of a treasurer in IBE. My experience of treasury work dates as far back as 1998 when I held various positions as a treasurer in a good number of Associations. This is in addition to the booking keeping and accounts option subjects I did at school. I would like to assure you that, I have the energy and passion to serve our organization diligently.

 

Following the announcement of the election results, the elections to fill the seven Vice President positions – Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America, South East Asia and Western Pacific – on the International Executive Committee have begun.

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IE News: Issue 3 – 2016 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/ie-news-issue-3-2016/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:44:00 +0000 https://www.ibe-epilepsy.org/?p=18557 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 [...]

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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 much to wake up to.

Just as we ring in 2017, we will know the identity of the next IBE President, Secretary General and Treasurer, with the other rounds of elections following soon after. By the end of January, we will know which Letters of Intent will have been chosen to be supported by the next round of Promising Strategies funding.

In early February we will celebrate International Epilepsy Day and we hope that even more chapters will celebrate the day in 2017. Already the art competition is proving popular and we have some cute new videos using our mascot, Campi the seahorse, to promote it. Catch him and his friends on Facebook and Twitter! Approval of the Strategic Plan 2016-2019 is nearing completion, and will provide the roadmap for IBE’s future direction.

In closing, I would like to mention another reason for choosing a rooster for the cover. When our Chinese friends begin celebrating their own important New Year, they will welcome in the Year of the Rooster whose personality is deemed to be observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and honest – qualities that IBE also strives to maintain. Happy New Year to you all!

Until next time – good reading,

Download: IE NEWS, Issue 3, 2016

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