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OUR VISION International League Against Epilepsys vision is a world in which no persons life is limited by epilepsy. OUR MISSION International League Against Epilepsys mission is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public worldwide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing and treating persons with epilepsy. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY

TABLE OF CONTENTS GOVERNANCE Executive Committee List President Treasurer SecretaryGeneral Staff First Vice President Third Vice President Epilepsia Interactive Media Global Outreach Task Force International Director of Meetings European Declaration TASK FORCES Constitution Task Force Institute of Medicine REGIONAL COMMISSIONS African Asian and Oceanian Eastern Mediterranean European Latin American North American TOPICORIENTED COMMISSIONS Classification and Terminology Diagnostic Methods Educati

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 20092013 PRESIDENT Solomon L Mosh, MD New York, USA SECRETARYGENERAL Samuel Wiebe, MD Calgary, AB, Canada TREASURER Emilio Perucca, MD, PhD Pavia, Italy PAST PRESIDENT Prof Peter Wolf Copenhagen, Denmark FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Tatsuya Tanaka, MD Asahikawa, Japan SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Michel Baulac, MD Paris, France THIRD VICE PRESIDENT Marco T Medina, MD Tegucigalpa, Honduras EPILEPSIA, COEDITORSINCHIEF Philip A. Schwartzkroin, PhD Davis, CA, USA Prof Simon D. Shorvon London, E

PRESIDENTS REPORT In July 2009, the International League Against Epilepsy ILAE developed its fouryear Strategic Plan. This is the second year progress report, prepared by the Management Committee and the Chair of the Strategic Task Force, with input from several key leaders, to highlight progress toward achieving the Plans goals. Additional information regarding our activities can be found at our renovated website www.ilaeepilepsy.org. Goal 1 ILAE shall serve all health professions as the premi

PRESIDENTS REPORT continued the ILAE website. We expect the first edition to be available in the first quarter of 2012. We plan translations of the textbook into Spanish, and Chinese. Congresses are being reorganized to promote translational research venues that allow for better communication between basic scientists and clinicians. The Neurobiology and the Education Commissions are developing proposals for further training of professionals, including a combination of residential courses with

PRESIDENTS REPORT continued specific goals and anticipated deliverables that would positively impact epilepsy care in the region, with a 10year focus on epilepsy. In Europe, efforts are ongoing to advocate for political actions in the fight against epilepsy. The executive body of the European Union EU is its Commission. The two key Commissioners who can influence healthcare and research in epilepsy are European Commissioner John Dalli, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy and European C

PRESIDENTS REPORT continued Financial Advisory Subcommittee, which include members of the financial and corporate world, have worked effectively to this end. The most important product of these activities has been the finalization of a new Investment Policy intended to improve returns on the Leagues investments while maintaining a conservative approach consistent with the organization nonprofit status and goals. One of the goals will be for the League to be able, within the next 10 years, to d

TREASURERS REPORT According to the Strategic Plan created in Budapest at the beginning of this Executives term, my mandate as the Leagues Treasurer was to secure and diversify our main sources of income to ensure that income and expenses are in line with our goals and aims to ensure high professional standards in terms of financial management and internal control to reduce the organizations fixed costs, including streamlining our various administrative offices and to monitor ILAEs financial bus

TREASURERS REPORT continued With respect to ensuring longterm financial viability of the League, the Investment Policy revision and the selection of a new investment firm are the result of an extensive oneyear review by the newly established Finance Advisory Subcommittee. After careful consideration and analysis of the Leagues current financials and anticipated future revenues and expenditures, the Committee submitted a series of recommendations to the Finance and Executive Committees. These r

SECRETARYGENERALS REPORT It is a pleasure to report on the activities of the ILAE during the second year of this Executive Committee. A brief glance at the report leaves no doubt that the many accomplishments listed here are the direct result of the vision, commitment and perseverance of our many colleagues and collaborators from around the world. Their work, individually and collectively, makes ILAE what it is, and to them we owe a debt of gratitude. Some of the highlights during this year inc

SECRETARYGENERALS REPORT continued enable a stronger evidence base to identify the optimal candidates to take forward to clinical development. 5 The Task Force on ILAE Reports E. Bertram, chair, will develop guiding principles for writing reports generated by the ILAE, standardize processes for their internal and external review, and develop criteria for their designation as official position statements of the League. 9. Seven New Chapters. During the 29th International Epilepsy Congress in Ro

STAFF REPORT Staff is pleased to continue to pay a role in the development and implementation of new League programs and services. The following stand out as major accomplishments over the past twelve months Completed the Website Design Project in collaboration with Jean Gotman, Director of Interactive Media. The redesigned site has an improved appearance, streamlined navigation, enhanced search functionality, and videostreaming capability. Developed customized websites for the Commissions. T

FIRST VICE PRESIDENTS REPORT My activities during the last twelve months can be summarized as follows 1. Chair of the Constitution Task Force Through frequent meetings of the Constitution Task Force Members Drs Michel Baulac, Marco T Medina, Simon Shorvon, Samuel Wiebe and Tatsuya Tanaka during the past two years, a final amended version has been finalized with a number of changes to the ILAE Constitution. The major amendments were targeted to the structure of the League and responsibilities of

THIRD VICE PRESIDENTS REPORT Pan American Health Organization PAHO Strategy and Plan of Action on Epilepsy CoChairs Marco T Medina, ILAE and School of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras Carlos Acevedo, IBE , Santiago, Chile Jorge Rodriguez , PAHO Mental Health, Washington, USA Health authorities from the countries of the Americas agreed to make epilepsy a priority issue and to strengthen the health sector response to the disorder, with a focus on

EPILEPSIA REPORT This was a good year for Epilepsia. During the Volume 51 year, twelve regular monthly issues were published totaling 2501 pages, with all issues published within the scheduled month in addition, the following five supplements were published Supplement 1 Epilepsy at the Cutting Edge A Symposium to Honor Fred and Eva Andermann Supplement 2 50th Meeting of the German Society Against Epilepsy Abstracts Supplement 3 10th Workshop on the Neurobiology of Epilepsy WONOEP Novel Therapeu

INTERACTIVE MEDIA REPORT The plan to redo the ILAE website started in 2010. The purpose was to improve the quality of the website, its ease of use, the accessibility of the information, and to make the website more informative and more useful to the community served by ILAE. It was originally expected that the new site would be launched in AprilMay 2011 but was delayed until 1 August 2011 due in part to technical difficulties related to the complex interactions between the website, Higher Logic

GLOBAL OUTREACH TASK FORCE REPORT Mission The ILAEIBEWHO Global Campaign Against EpilepsyGCAE has as a mission statement To improve the acceptability, treatment, services and prevention of epilepsy worldwide. The ultimate goal of the Campaign is to close the treatment gap in epilepsy To date over 100 countries have developed activities under the Campaign. In 2009, a Task Force was established with the aim of establishing a Strategic Plan with action points to forward wider development of activit

GLOBAL OUTREACH TASK FORCE REPORT continued the responses to questions. Interpretation of the data collected is being completed and the next steps of this project involve preparation of a country report that would be useful to integrate epilepsy diagnosis and treatment into primary care in Tajikistan, and that may also be used as the basis for a demonstration project. A project has now been proposed to IBE and ILAE with a main objective to improve and replicate administration of the epilepsy nee

GLOBAL OUTREACH TASK FORCE REPORT continued mhGAP Forum In all countries throughout the world, there is a wide gap between the high prevalence of mental, neurological and substance use disorders and the low proportion of affected individuals that receive adequate care. This gap is particularly wide in low and middleincome countries. To assist Member States in addressing this gap, WHO launched the mental health Gap Action Program mhGAP in 2008 a technical assistance program aimed at supporting Me

INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MEETINGS REPORT Annual Congress Planning Update The IDM Office has been assiduously managing and operating the Congresses which took place during the year July 2010 to June 2011, in addition to the planning for future meetings. The year has seen the successful organization of the 6th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy in Cartagena in August 2010 the 12th European Conference on Epilepsy Society in Porto in August 2010 the 8th Asian Oceanian Epilepsy Congress in Melbou

INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MEETINGS REPORT continued Scientific Advisory Organizing Committee SAOC comprised Mike Glynn Ireland, CoChair Solomon L Mosh USA CoChair Emilio Perucca Italy, Congress Director Federico Vigevano Italy, Scientific Program Director Giovanni Battista Pesce Italy and Janet Mifsud Malta. The SAOC identified the following main topics each session incorporated scientific and social components When do we consider epilepsy cured Impaired consciousness in epilepsy Epilepsy durin

INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF MEETINGS REPORT continued borderland of epilepsy. Registration and abstract submission will be available online at www.epilepsylondon2012.org in December 2011. The full scientific program and local information is already accessible via the Congress website. The 7th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 14 to 17 November 2012. The venue for the Congress is the Hilton Colon Quito Hotel. The Scientific and Organizing Committee, compris

EUROPEAN DECLARATION The endorsement on 15 September 2011 of the Written Declaration on Epilepsy by the European Union EU Parliament was a major milestone in a concerted effort to have epilepsy recognized in the European political agenda. The Declaration originated from the vision of several members of the European Parliament MEPs acting in close synergism with Epilepsy Advocacy Europe EAE, a Joint Task Force of ILAE and IBE, and with European ILAE and IBE Chapters. What Is a Written Declaratio

EUROPEAN DECLARATION continued What Happens Next, and what Impact will the Declaration Have The Declaration was forwarded to the EU Commission, the EU Council and the governments of all EU Member States. It demonstrates that the EU Parliament recognizes the need for improved services for epilepsy and provides a mechanism by which people with epilepsy, their families and carergivers, together with ILAE and IBE Chapters and associations, can approach national governments and advocate for improve

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CONSTITUTION TASK FORCE Chair Members Tatsuya Tanaka Michel Baulac Marco Medina Simon Shorvon Samuel Wiebe Recommendation for Future Work During the last 18 months of the term, the Constitution Task Force should carefully check and verify the usage of the new Constitution and Bylaws. It is very important to verify whether the amendment of the Constitution or Bylaws goes well or is helpful in practical use. Especially, the League will be electing its new President and Executive Committee Offic

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE IOM The League is engaged in regional activities aimed at highlighting the need for support of the epilepsies and raising political and public awareness to prioritize allocation of resources to epilepsy healthcare and research. In North America, one of these initiatives is an anticipated report by the United States US Institute of Medicine IOM. The IOM is the health arm of the US National Academy of Sciences, and is an independent nonprofit agency that provides unbiased ad

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE IOM continued The final IOM report is expected to be released in early 2012, and it is hoped that many of these questions will be addressed. For more information and to contribute to the discussion about international needs in epilepsy care please visit httpwww.iom.eduActivitiesDisease Epilepsy.aspx where you can email the IOM Committee with your thoughts and experience. ILAE will be involved in the distribution of the IOM findings to the international community where the

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COMMISSION ON AFRICAN AFFAIRS Members Chair Pr Amadou Gallo Diop Senegal SecretaryGeneral Dr Callixte T Kuate Cameroon Treasurer Pr Angelina Kakooza Uganda Education Officer Pr Bryan Kies South Africa Research Officer Pr Paul Kioy Kenya Communication Officer Dr Birinus E Adikaibe Nigeria Outreach Officer Pr Baba Koumare Mali Task Force on Access to Care Dr Sammy Ohene Ghana Pr Amara Cisse Guinea Par AitKaci Algeria Dr Eris Aris Tanzania, Zimbabwe Commission Activities July 2010 through July 2

COMMISSION ON ASIAN AND OCEANIAN AFFAIRS CAOA 1. List of Members and Officers As of November 2011, CAOA takes charge of 19 Chapters in the Asian and Oceanian Region, which includes Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka formally accepted September 1 at the 29th IEC in Rome, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Nomination and election of the CAOA 20092013 Officers was carried out in the

COMMISSION ON ASIAN AND OCEANIAN AFFAIRS CAOA 2. Aims and Missions of CAOA a. Aims Aims of CAOA, the Regional Commission of ILAE, is to develop, stimulate, and coordinate the epileptology agenda in the Asian and Oceanian Regions b. Missions i. To advance and disseminate knowledge concerning the epilepsies throughout the Asian and Oceanian Region continued ii. Provide epilepsy fellowship 6 months for the nurturing of future epilepsy specialists of the Region iii. Continue to conduct EEG certifi

COMMISSION ON ASIAN AND OCEANIAN AFFAIRS CAOA 11 General discussions on i Global Campaign and Outreach ii Support for the 5th AESC in Hong Kong, Mongolian Project raised by Dr Tovudorjii of MES iii Infantile Spasm Society iv Epilepsy Outstanding Achievement Award v Travel support for Chapter Convention in Rome ii. Communications with ILAE are also being made mainly through email and during Congresses on local, regional, or international levels 1 Commission Meeting at the AES in San Antonio, TX,

COMMISSION ON ASIAN AND OCEANIAN AFFAIRS CAOA c. CAOA RTF Scope of Actions of RTF i. Improve research infrastructure continued iv. Provide service for the diagnosis and education of epilepsy in selected Regions with severe treatment gaps Report of Laos Project by CT Tan i. Supported by CAOA and JES ii. Understand etiologies and epileptogenesis iii. Lessen psychosocial comorbidities iv. Achieve better treatment outcome ii. Primary role in training of neurologists 3rd neurologists had traini

COMMISSION ON ASIAN AND OCEANIAN AFFAIRS CAOA ii. ASEPA EEG Certification Examinations Part 1 Exam A total of 145 candidates took the part 1 exam with pass rate of 62 percent 1 Karachi, Pakistan, 29 January 2011 2 Guilin, China, 8 April 2011 3 Solo, Indonesia, 11 June 2011 4 Taipei, Taiwan, 3 July 2011 5 Bali, Indonesia, 3 November 2011 Part 2 Exam A total of 40 candidates took the Part 2 exam with passing rate of 55 percent 1 Penang, Malaysia, 5 March 2011 2 Guilin, China, 9 March 2011 3 Solo,

COMMISSION ON ASIAN AND OCEANIAN AFFAIRS CAOA iv. Scientific Programs 5. Summary of Action Plans of CAOA and ASEPA for 2012 a. 9th AOEC in Manila, Philippines i. Chapter convention d. Information Committee i. continued CAOA website promotion to advanced website by timely review and revision ii. Organize Information Committee representing each Chapter for promotion of communication among Chapters iii. Publication of Newsletters e. GCAE TF i. Workshop and Committee meetings at the 9th AOEC ii.

COMMISSION ON EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AFFAIRS CEMA The Commission on Eastern Mediterranean Affairs CEMA consists of members from different countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region who have expertise in care and education in epileptology. Commission Activities from July 2010 to July 2011 The Region is clearly in great political turmoil and so the activities of the Commission are greatly hindered. There are, however bright spots and achievements including Successful implementation of the 1st

COMMISSION ON EUROPEAN AFFAIRS CEA List of Members Chair Secretaty CEA Treasurer Past Chair Communication Liaison Global Campaign Liaison EAC European Advisory Council Secretary EAC European Advisory Council Chair ExOfficio, Basic Sciences Liaison ExOfficio, Educational Liaison ExOfficio, EC laison ExOfficio, EC laison Meir Bialer Alla Guekht Eugen Trinka Michel Baulac Alexis Arzimanoglou Athanasios Covanis Reetta Kalviainen Torbjorn Tomson Asla Pitkanen Helen Cross Solomon L. Mosh Emilio Pe

COMMISSION ON EUROPEAN AFFAIRS CEA continued Commission Activities from July 2009 through October 2011 a. 3rd Eilat Educational Course on Pharmacology 8 to 15 September 2009 b. 2nd Caucasian Summer School Tbilisi, Georgia, 4 to 10 October 2009 c. 1st 2nd Training course on StereoEEG Lyon, February 2010 February 2011 d. 4th Baltic Sea Summer School Oslo, 13 to 18 June 2010 e. Symposium on Immunity Inflammation Milan, 16 to 18 August 2010 f. 9th European Congress on Epileptology Rhodes, 27 June

COMMISSION ON LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS List of Members Chair Secretary Treasurer LASSE Manuel Campos Chile Eduardo Barragn Mxico Patricia Braga Uruguay Esper Abrao Cavalheiro Brasil Franz Chaves Sell Costa Rica Beatriz Gonzlez del Castillo Venezuela Salvador GonzlezPal Cuba Silvia Kochen Argentina Magda Nunez Brasil Marco Medina Honduras Alejandro Scaramelli Uruguay Samuel Wiebe Canada The Strategic Plan promotes partnerships with the International League Against Epilepsy ILAE and the Internationa

COMMISSION ON LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS continued 2. V Latin American Summer School on Epilepsy LASSE Escuela de Verano de Epilepsia. February 2010, Sao Paulo, Brazil LASSE is organized by Prof Esper Abrao Cavalheiro with the support of many Brazilian colleagues Drs Elza Marcia Yacubian, Americo Sakamoto, Fernando Cendes, etc. LASSE V received more than 50 young professionals from all of LatinAmerica for a full 10day course, who learned through conferences and by working on scientific projects. It

COMMISSION ON LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS continued fellowships in the remaining positions if they could obtain support from other sources. Dr Alberto Castao Colombia started his training this way at the Universidade de Campinas Brazil. Because of the delayed timeline and further difficulties with visa issues, fellowships started recently, and apart from the enthusiastic messages from the trainees and lack of problems informal reports from those responsible at the Centers, formal reports on the exper

COMMISSION ON LATIN AMERICAN AFFAIRS continued 9. Work together with IBE International Bureau for Epilepsy Our Commission has an excellent relationship with the Latin American IBE Commission Lilia Nuez, Chair, Mexico and Toms Mesa Secretary, Chile and the International Vice President Carlos Acevedo, Chile. We work together in academic and social activities for development of epilepsy in the Region and we jointly organize the LACE. Our next step is to work on the Global Campaign Epilepsy out of t

COMMISSION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION NAC List of Members Chair Secretary, President Canadian League Against Epilepsy Treasurer Past Chair Sheryl Haut USA US formerly from Antigua Lionel Carmant Canada 5. Stigma Task Force Chair Natalie Jett and 14 international members Sharon Whiting Lionel Carmant Jacqueline French Amza Ali Jamaica, Caribbean Jaideep Kapur USA Nathalie Jett Canada Aims The Commissions overall goal is to improve the delivery of epilepsy care throughout the Americas and the

COMMISSION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION NAC epilepsy surgery program in Dominican Republic has continued to be successful. 4. The Caribbean Task Force has focused on formation of an ILAE Caribbean Chapter during 2011, which would serve as a unifying Chapter of the ILAE. As this would be the first Chapter of its kind, the process of writing the Constitution has received much attention from the Task Force members, the Commission and the Executive. Additionally, the Task Force has planned the 3rd R

COMMISSION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION NAC Epilepsy in the Caribbean 1. The proposed constitution for the ILAE Caribbean Chapter is well developed and moving towards completion, having undergone review by Dr Wolf. Many issues of membership and administration of a Caribbean ILAE Chapter were discussed and decided upon at the inperson NAC meeting in March 2011. It is anticipated that a provisional approval may be obtained by the 3rd NARCCE meeting in Antigua in February 2012, followed by full app

COMMISSION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION NAC ensuing year, we will try to establish partnerships in each Region to make the project sustainable. Jacmel and Logane with the Canadian Red Cross, Mirabelais with Partners in Health and StMarc with a Chicago city foundation where one of our members Dr Serge Pierre Louis is involved. Neurocysticercosis NC project Two years ago, we screened 100 people with epilepsy in the endemic region of neurocysticercosis to determine the prevalence of the disease. We

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COMMISSION ON CLASSIFICATION AND TERMINOLOGY List of Members Chair Secretary, Past Chair Information Officer Finances Education Officer Ingrid Scheffer Australia Anne Berg USA Pippo Capovilla Italy Mary Connolly Canada Sameer Zuberi UK Laura Guilhoto Brazil Edouard Hirsch France Helen YueHua Zhang China Doug Nordli USA Sam Berkovic Australia Sam Wiebe Recommendations for Future Work Further refinement of organization in response to comments, translation to more languages, more education, encou

COMMISSION ON DIAGNOSTIC METHODS Commission Members Chair Past Chair Secretary Translational Research Educational Officer Information Officer Treasurer Members Fernando Cendes Brazil William Davis Gaillard USA Matthias Koepp UK Ingmar Blmcke Germany Prassana Jayakar USA Bruce Hermann USA Friedrich G Woermann Germany Catherine Chiron France William Theodore USA 5. Focal Cortical Dysplasias Chair Ingmar Blmcke Eleonora Aronica Maria Thom Harry Vinters Andre Palmini Roberto Spreafico Guiliano Avanz

COMMISSION ON DIAGNOSTIC METHODS FCD Task Force proposal for a new neuropathological classification system for FCD Neuropathology Task Force proposal for a semiquantitative ILAE scoring system for HS in epilepsy patients Neuropsychology Task Force Summarize and advance evidencebased neuropsychological practice Focus on relevance for clinical practice and directions for the future What are the important evidencebased outcomes and their implications for improving diagnosis and clinical care

COMMISSION ON EDUCATION List of Members Chair Chong Tin Tan Tallie Z Baram Walter van Emde Boas Maria Canevini Hassan Hosny Angelina Kakooza Ruediger Koehling David Labiner Shih Hui Lim Karupath Radhakrishnan Marcia Elza Yacubian There are various education activities being carried out in the different regions. They are summarized as follows I. Workshops and summer schools There were nine standalone workshops organized by ASEPA in 2011. Various education programs were also conducted during the I

COMMISSION ON EDUCATION continued DistanceLearning Courses The League solidified the organizational and financial stability of the longdistance education program by acquiring direct control and investing in the expansion of the Virtual Epilepsy Academy VIREPA and by creating a Task Force on Distance Education led by Walter van Emde Boas within the Education Commission. It is organizing and conducting the various teaching courses with the Regional and Topicoriented Commissions. In order to incre

COMMISSION ON EPIDEMIOLOGY List of Members CoChair CoChair Dale Hersdorffer Ettore Beghi Giancarlo Logroscino Ding Ding Josemir Sander Torbjorn Tomson Allen Hauser Charles Newton David Thurman Marco Medina Mission The Commission on Epidemiologys work is focused upon the burden of epilepsy. The work that stems from this focus includes the development of standards for the conduct of epidemiological research in epilepsy in order to best study the occurrence and burden of epilepsy the burden of mo

COMMISSION ON GENETICS OF EPILEPSY Members Chair Past Chair Sam Berkovic Australia Ruth Ottman USA Shinichi Hirose Japan Thomas Sander Germany Peter DeJonghe Belgium Nigel Tan Singapore Sanjay Sisodyia UK Dan Lowenstein USA Marcello Kauffman Argentina Alica Goldman USA Carla Marini Italy Recommendations for Future Work Completion of SCN1A testing report Completion of information pamphlet Rapid development of the ILAE Consortium now that the political aspects have been dealt with Sam Berkovic

COMMISSION ON NEUROBIOLOGY List of Members Chair Astrid Nehlig France CoChair Jeff Noebels USA Past Chair Annamaria Vezzani Italy Treasurer Christophe Bernard France Chair of the WONOEP Commission Marco De Curtis Italy Liaison to Epidemiology Commission Edward Dudek USA Chair, Education Commission Uwe Heinemann Germany Chair of the Translational Task Force Terry OBrien Australia Chair, Basic Science Task Force Heidrun Potschka Germany Liaison to Pediatrics Commission Raman Sankar USA Liaison to

COMMISSION ON NEUROBIOLOGY continued structured panel sessions on the following subthemes receptorsion channels and synaptic transmission antiinflammatory strategies metabolic homeostasis drugs aimed at neurodegenerative targets for epileptogenesis and strategies for preclinical screening and trial design. Each panel session included an introductory talk, data blitz presentations and a long general discussion Organized several parallel sessions at the ILAE Congress in Rome, including t

COMMISSION ON NEUROPSYCHOBIOLOGY List of Members CoChair CoChair Treasurer Past Chair Secretary Educational Officer Andres Kanner USA Marco Mula USA Mike Kerr UK ES Krishnamoorthy India Frank Besag United Kingdom Bettina Schmitz Germany W Curt LaFrance Jr USA Lilia Nunez Orozco Mexico Naoto Adachi Japan Simon Shorvon UK 6. Task Force on Intellectual Disabilities in Adults with Epilepsy Chair Mike Kerr UK Marco Mula Italy Antonio GilNagel Spain Sameer M Zuberi UK Liaison with IBE Mike Glyn Irelan

COMMISSION ON NEUROPSYCHOBIOLOGY produced and in some cases the validation process has been also terminated Spanish, Portuguese. The validation of the Italian, German and French versions is terminated and preliminary drafts of the final papers are available in some cases. The Commission is in touch with key members of local Chapters in Asia for the Japanese and Chinese versions. In conjunction with the Task Force on Psychiatric Aspects of the American Epilepsy Society, a screening instrument for

COMMISSION ON PEDIATRICS List of Members CoChair CoChair Doug Nordli USA Perrine Plouin France Jaime Carrizosa Colombia Donna Craiu Romania Helen Cross UK Heung Dong Kim Korea Hirokazu Oguni Japan Kevin Sraley USA Roberto Tuchman USA Patrick Van Bogaert Belgium Jo Wilmshurst South Africa El Yamani Saudi Arabia Solomon L Mosh What AED to treat with ditto Ketogenic diet evidence for and indications for use Dana CraiuJo Wilmshurst When to stop therapy Dana Craiu Screening for autism Virginia

COMMISSION ON PEDIATRICS continued Clinical Resources Survey A goal for 2011 was to determine what services were available for children with epilepsy and autism. Surveys were sent to Task Force members in coordination with the Epidemiology Task Force Conclusion from the survey is that there is very little systematic screening of children with epilepsy for autism. The consensus from the Task Force was that there is a need to develop specific strategies at a local and regional level to address

COMMISSION ON PEDIATRICS continued Normal EEG patterns in premature and neonates Ronit Pressler UK Normal EEG patterns in infants and children Magda Lahorgue Nunes Brasil EEG in Neonatal pathology Hitoshi Yamamoto Akihisa Okumura Japan EEG in neonatal and infantile epilepsies Monika Eisermann Germany and France EEG in epilepsies in early childhood Pramote Laoprasert USA EEG in epilepsies in late childhood Christian Korff Switzerland Nonepileptic events in neonates and children Nicola Specchio

COMMISSION ON THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES List of Members CoChair Steve Schachter USA CoChair Bernhard Steinhoff Germany Information Officer Guenter Kramer Switzerland Secretary Carlos Acevedo Chile Treasurer Patrick Kwan Hong Kong Education Officer Jack Pellock USA Past CoChair Jackie French USA Past CoChair Gary Mathern USA Members JoAnne Dahl Sweden Hanneke De Boer Netherlands Jaideep Kapur USA Commission Activities from July 2010 through July 2011 A. Behavioral Treatments. Under the leadership o

COMMISSION ON THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES continued probably be finalized at the next meeting of the Task Force that is scheduled on 3 December 2011. The other project, to develop guidelines regarding minimal standards for presurgical workup and surgical treatment of epilepsy, will be updated by then after having collected global information by the Chapters of the ILAE. Finally, the newlyfounded European Epilepsy Monitoring Association will be presented at that meeting by Philippe Ryvlin in order to

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AWARDS MorrisCoole Epilepsia Prize The MorrisCoole Epilepsia Prize is given in recognition of an outstanding research paper published in Epilepsia the previous year on any field of epilepsy research, either clinical or basic. Papers are nominated to the Selection Committee by the associate editors of Epilepsia. The prize was established to stimulate excellence in epilepsy research as well as rewarding young researchers for outstanding contributions to the field. In 2011 the Prize has undergone

AWARDS Ambassador Awards Ambassador Awards are presented in recognition of outstanding international contributions to the cause of epilepsy. These activities have either been performed at an international level or have had international impact. Twelve people were presented with this honor during the Opening Ceremony of the 29th International Epilepsy Congress in Rome. The award consists of an Ambassador for Epilepsy pin and is intended to reflect peer recognition of individual contributions to t

AWARDS The International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy gives the Social Accomplishment Award every two years to one person who has accomplished outstanding activities aimed at the social benefit of people with epilepsy. The candidate must have a record of activities promoting improvement in the social circumstances of people with epilepsy. Pravina U. Shah of India was awarded this honor during the Opening Ceremony of the 29th International Epilepsy Congress in

CONSTITUTION Article I Name The name of this international organization, founded on 29 August 1909, in Budapest, is the International League Against Epilepsy hereinafter called the ILAE. office. Chapters are autonomous societies, but their Constitutions and Bylaws must not contain articles inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of the ILAE. A copy of the Chapters Constitution and Bylaws must be kept in the Leagues main office. Any changes in the Chapters Constitution and Bylaws must be s

c. The EditorinChief of Epilepsia as a nonvoting member, appointed by the voting members of the Executive Committee. 3. The Management Committee a. Shall consist of the President, Vice President, SecretaryGeneral, Treasurer, and Immediate Past President. b. The Management Committee will implement the policies approved by the Executive Committee and govern the League between meetings of the Executive Committee. c. The geographic distribution of the elected officers, including the President, shall

4. Proper books of account shall be overseen by the Treasurer and they shall be certified by a qualified auditor at the end of each fiscal year. Article XV Dissolution or Merger 1. The ILAE may be dissolved or merged with another body having similar objectives on proposal of the Executive Committee, ratified by twothirds of the available votes of the General Assembly as well as twothirds of the total number of Chapters. 2. In the event of dissolution, the assets of the ILAE may not be divided

BYLAWS The Executive Committee is empowered by the Constitution Article VIII8 to establish Bylaws as necessary to achieve the objectives of the League, subject to their not being in conflict with the Constitution and to their ratification by the General Assembly. The SecretaryGeneral shall keep a book containing the current Bylaws, in which all modifications are entered as they are made. candidate who had been in the Executive Committee for 8 years already will prevail. In the event that the tie

and outline their purposes and duties consistent with the ILAE Strategic Plan f Serve as an ExOfficio member of all Commissions and Task Forces, except for the Election Commission g Promote active participation in ILAE activities, and report the activities of the Executive Committee and ILAE to the chapters through Email broadcasts, the ILAE website, Epigraph and other publications h Serve as an ILAE representative on the IBE Executive Committee and maintain liaisons with other related organizat

The editorial content of Epilepsia is the responsibility of the EditorsinChief. Specifically, the EditorsinChief of Epilepsia shall a Make the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of submitted manuscripts, including reports and documents produced by ILAE Commission and Task Forces and approved by the Executive Committee b Make recommendations to the Executive regarding number and role of Associate Editors and Managing Editor c Appoint the Associate Editors and the members of the Editori

General Assembly revoked. Twothirds of votes cast with at least twothirds of all available votes having been cast have to confirm disaffiliation. VII. Fiscal Year The fiscal year of ILAE shall be 1 January through 31 December. VIII. Staff 1. The location of the ILAEs Headquarters Office will be determined by the Executive Committee. 2. The Executive Committee is empowered to retain such staff and contract for other professional services as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Lea

13. A Joint Committee, consisting of the voting members of the ILAE Executive Committees and the Management Committee of IBE, is authorized to take actions in the name of a JEC between JEC meetings. Such actions must a Be approved by a majority of each of the Committees of the ILAE and IBE b Be in accord with policies of both the ILAE and IBE c Involve neither Executive Committee in expenditure exceeding a sum to be set by each Executive Committee d Be notified to each Executive Committee as soo

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