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1 1 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria CEA is the Oldest ILAE Regional Commission CEA Chairs Simon Shorvon (UK): Martin Brodie (Scotland, UK): Svein I. Johannessen (Norway): Michel Baulac (France): Meir Bialer (Israel): CEA has a continuity The CEA past-chair is a full member You must serve one term as a CEA member before you can become a CEA chair

2 2 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria CEA Action Plan Aim 1-Artilculate internationally applicable guidelines for diagnosis & treatment of patients with epilepsy in Europe Action: CEA liaisons: A.Arzimanoglou: Communication A. Covanis: Global Campaign H. Cross: Education & EPNS A. Guekht: EFNS A.Pitkanen: Basic science E. Trinka: ENS

3 3 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria CEA Action Plan Aim 2- Stimulate & enhance education on the prevention, diagnosis & treatment of epilepsy Action: a)Continuing having a European Educational Academy (EUREPA). Details to be given by H. Cross b)Continuing with the Migrating Courses (MC). Candidates for the 2012 & 2013 MCs? c) Coordinating the European Educational Courses. San Servolo: Basic Science, Pediatrics & Pre-surgical Eilat: Pharmacology & AEDs Lyon: Stereo EEG alone or with EPODES d) Welcome new regional courses (e.g. Caucasian & Baltic Sea Summer Schools on Epilepsy) e) Encourage new initiatives from chapters & work toward a coordinated educational agenda

4 4 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria CEA Action Plan Aim 3- Stimulate & enhance basic & clinical research in epilepsy in Europe Action: a)Extensive dialogue with EU executives aiming to give epilepsy research priority in EU funding b)CEA-EU Symposium (Rhodes, June 28 th 11:30- 13:00) c) Support scientific conferences with European added value that publish post-conference proceedings (e.g. status epilepticus, inflammation in epilepsy)

5 5 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria CEA Action Plan Aim 4- Work with European Organizations to catalogue current epilepsy care in Europe & determine its needs Action: a)R. Kalvianaen will update the previous CEA report on provision of epilepsy care in Europe authored by K. Malmgren et al. (to be discussed soon at this European Chapters Convention)

6 6 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria CEA Action Plan Aim 5- Prompt & facilitate initiatives that improve standards of comprehensive care (diagnosis, treatment & social care). Reduce the treatment gap throughout Europe Action: a)CEA-WG to liaise with EMRA of EMEA’s guidelines on AEDs (WG: Arzimanoglou, Baulac, Bialer, Cross, Kälviäinen) c) A CEA-CNA-CTA joint task force on regulatory harmonization (first meeting in Rhodes)

7 7 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria CEA Action Plan Aim 6- To help ensuring that ILAE’s organizational structure is efficiently & effectively dedicated to fulfilling ILA mission Action: a)Continuous update of European chapters' chairs & secretaries (update Gus Eagen) b) Establish ILAE chapters in the 3 remaining European countries c) Update CEA rules in accordance with the ILAE-EC proposed constitutional amendment

8 8 INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE AGAINST EPILEPSY (ILAE) Commission on European Affairs (CEA) Chair: Meir Bialer, Israel Secretary: Alla Guekht, Russia Alexis Arzimanoglou, France Michel Baulac, France Athanasios Covanis, Greece Helen Cross, UK Reetta Kalviainen, Finland Asla Pitkanen, Finland Torbjorn Tomson, Sweden Eugen Trinka, Austria How ILAE Constitution Changes will affect the next CEA Election? a)Europe will have up to 2 representatives (out of 5) in the ILAE Management Committee b)The next (2013) CEA chair will be elected by the European chapters in a non-weighted vote c) The next CEA chair will also be the European regional VP on the ILAE-EC d) All current & previous CEA members (including chairs) are eligible candidates e) The Election of the ( ) CEA will run as before & will take place after the ILAE-EC election f) A CEA member can serve only 2 terms unless he becomes a CEA-chair


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