This latest issue of International Epilepsy News brings you a detailed report of the Strategic Review meeting that took place in London in January. With participants including members of the International Executive Committee and stakeholders from every IBE region, this successful meeting now provides a clear pathway for the future.
One of the main issues discussed in London was the need to identify IBE’s future leaders and the importance of focusing on young people in this task. The International Golden Light Awards, which will be presented for the first time at the congress in Bangkok in June, recognises and applauds eight young people who have not led epilepsy prevent them from attaining their goals. You can meet them in this issue.
We also bring you the results of the recent IBE elections to fill the seven Regional Vice President positions for the next four years. The successful candidates will begin their four year term at the time of the General Assembly in Bangkok.
Also in this issue we share with you news of the IBE President’s visit to Chile; a major investment that the Australian government has promised to epilepsy; a report from Japan and an unusual jazz restaurant; as well as a report from Cameroon on efforts to encourage people with epilepsy to seek appropriate care and treatment.