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66th REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE WHO WPR
The World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western Pacific took place in Manila in October to review WHO’s work of the previous year and to discuss major health issues. IBE was represented at the meeting by Dr Shichuo Li (China), from the China Association Against Epilepsy. Dr Shichuo had the distinguished opportunity to present an oral statement at the meeting.
DEFINITION OF EPILEPSY 2014
A Task Force of 19 members, 2 years of dedicated work, 100’s of emails, 22 draft manuscripts and 313 comments public comments were involved in finalising the new operational definition of epilepsy.
EPILEPSY: A chronic, life-long, non-communicable Disease
Report by Mike Glynn,
IBE Immediate Past President,
CEO of Epilepsy Ireland and a member of the ILAE Definitions Task Force
YOUNG ADULT EPILEPSY SUMMIT
By: Michael Kennedy, Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
For three days in July, 20 young adults ranging in age from 21 to 29 came together in Washington, DC to identify a project the group could spearhead that would improve the lives of other young adults living with epilepsy. The invitational Summit was supported by the Epilepsy Foundation and the North American Region Committee of IBE.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY IN MAURITIUS
To celebrate World Mental Health Day, Edycs Epilepsy Group Mauritius organized an awards ceremony at its Epilepsy Health Service Center on 9th October 2014 with the presentation of certificates and sewing machines to fourteen women with epilepsy who have been trained women in a sewing and embroidery program, with the aim of assisting them to create small home businesses.