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First International Epilepsy Day

fb_profile.jpg_Thumbnail0The International Bureau of Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) have joined forces to establish the first International Epilepsy Day.

Monday February 9th

The first International Epilepsy Day will take place on Monday, 9th February 2015. Following on from this, the official day will be the second Monday of February each year. This world day for epilepsy will be a major step in improving epilepsy awareness in every region of the world, and will also highlight the urgent need for increased research into epilepsy.

Epilepsy Around the Globe

This joint iniativate of the IBE and the ILAE will be a major event celebrated across the globe in the 138 of countries in which IBE and ILAE are represented. With both IBE and ILAE in official working relations with the WHO, and with IBE in Special Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, this will make International Epilepsy Day the most prestigious epilepsy event in the world.

Events will take place around the world. IBE’s members are grouped within seven regional structures following the WHO regional boundaries: Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America, North America, South East Asia and Western Pacific.  IBE currently has 135 members in 104 countries. ILAE  currently has 115 chapters in 127 countries.

Visit epilepsy.org to learn more about International Epilepsy Day events. And comment below to let us know how you will mark the first International Epilepsy Day.


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  1. Tiffany
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    All I can say is…finally Epilepsy is getting its name in the spotlight for the world to see that it’s serious!

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