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ILAE and IBE Presidents' Icebucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge

ILAE President Emilio Perucca and IBE President Thanos Covanis have joined together to urge all to:

  • learn more about epilepsy
  • fight discrimination
  • advocate for better epilepsy care
  • support epilepsy research and
  • celebrate the first International Epilepsy Day the second Monday in February, 2015

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Michael Prize: Applications due by 31 December, 2014

Ding Ding (China)
2013 prize recipient

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Michael Prize. This prize, presented biannually, is an international award for the best scientific and clinical research promoting the further development in epileptology by scientists under 45 years of age. The prize is awarded biannually and consists of €20.000 and will be presented during the International Epilepsy Congress in Istanbul.

Read more about the prize and previous winners | Apply at Stiftung Michael

Report from the 10th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress


The 10th AOEC was held in Singapore August 7 - 10, 2014. The Congress was attended by over 1,300 delegates from 48 countries. The programme covered a broad range of topics selected from recommendations across the region and featured eminent speakers from the region and around the world. A total of 400 abstracts were submitted from centres across Asia and Oceania and from as far as Russia and USA on subjects ranging from cutting-edge basic science to critical community and epidemiological work. Many opportunities for discussion and networking were made, friendships renewed and new acquaintances made. Read more, see photos.

Chapter Spotlight: Côte D'Ivoire

Ivory Coast

L’Association Ivoirienne de Lutte contre l’Epilepsie a été créée le 26 juin 2003. Notre motivation a été la campagne mondiale de lutte contre l’épilepsie de l’OMS "Sortons l’épilepsie de l’ombre."

Read more about the Ivorian Chapter: Spotlight

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31st International Epilepsy Congress - Istanbul September, 2015

31st IEC

Hold the date: The next International Epilepsy Congress will be held September 5-9, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Congress Website:

Upcoming Chapter Congresses

18 – 20 September, 2014
ILAE British Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting

Nottingham, UK
Congress website


19 September, 2014
Epilepsy Fundamentals 2014

Intercontinental, Festival City, United Arab Emirates
CME ACCREDITED: 6 CME (Ministry of Health).
Cost: Free
Program | Congress website


20 – 21 September, 2014
First Joint Workshop Meeting of the
Cyprus Clinical Neurophysiolgy & Epilepsy Societies

Larnaca, Cyprus
Congress website

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29 September - 4 October, 2014
Congreso Internacional Neurociencias



CLAE Biennial Meeting

17 - 19 October, 2014
Canadian League Against Epilepsy (CLAE) Biennial Meeting

London, Ontario, Canada
CLAE website. Registration is now open


Taiwan Epilepsy Society

18 - 19 October, 2014
4th Symposium of World Association of Chinese Epileptologists (WACE)

Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Program & Registration form

28th Epilepsy Society of 
 Scientific Meeting

5-7 November, 2014
Epilepsy Society of Australia 28th Annual Scientific Meeting

Hilton on the Park, Melbourne, Australia
Early bird registration deadline: 22 September, 2014

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21-22 November, 2014
Ecuadorian Epilepsy Congress

Guayaquil, Ecuador


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5-9 December, 2014
American Epilepsy Society (AES) Annual Meeting

(Biennial North American Regional Epilepsy Congress)
Seattle, Washington
AES Meeting website | Program | Abstract Submission

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