San Jose, Costa Rica
Following public and health strategies, in order to reduce the global burden on epilepsy, a first workshop for young people with epilepsy was organised during
the 10th Latino American Epilepsy Congress in San Jose, Costa Rica (29th September to 2nd October 2018). The main objective was to give the opportunity to young people with epilepsy to share experiences with their peers from other Latin American countries and to learn more about their illness. Furthermore,
through the provision of education on epilepsy, to encourage them to be leaders in their national epilepsy associations.
For the selection of the candidates, ILAE and IBE invited Latin American and Caribbean chapters to submit applications. For the first event, 11 participants arrived from five different countries: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and El Salvador. Support and guidance of the participants was provided during the entire schedule by two coordinators (a psychologist and a physician) on topics including basic information about epilepsy, diagnosis and current treatments.
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