August eNewsletter

VIREPA Application Deadline September 1

The deadline for application for the 2013-2014 VIREPA Distance Education Program is September 1, 2013. For details about the courses below, including fees, bursaries and prerequisites, visit  For questions, please contact ILAE VIREPA staff at

  • EEG Score
  • Genetics, Part 2 – Clinical
  • Medical Treatment of Epilepsy - Advanced Course (formerly known as Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy)
  • Neuroimaging (Part 1 & 2)  
  • Psychiatric Aspects (Part 1 & 2)

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Definition of Epilepsy

An ILAE task force, under the leadership of Robert Fisher, has created a new definition of seizures and epilepsy that will become the League's working definition. As part of the process, we are seeking the broad input and guidance of our members and community from around the world to refine the document that we in the epilepsy community will use going forward as our definitions.

We have received many comments, and you are welcome to add yours. View the definition and discussion here: Definition of Epilepsy. Send your comments to before October 1.

30th International Epilepsy Congress - Montreal, Canada 2013

The recent IEC was the first of these biennial congresses to be held in North America in the past 30 years.

View photos, comments, abstracts and program

Upcoming Regional Congresses

Mark your calendars now so you don't miss your regional congress:

22 - 24 May, 2014
2nd African Epilepsy Congress

Cape Town, South Africa
Congress Website


29 June - 3 July, 2014
11th European Congress on Epileptology

Stockholm, Sweden
Congress Website


24 - 27 August, 2014
10th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress

Congress Website

More information about epilepsy and the ILAE may be found at the ILAE web site,

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