The Epilepsy Foundation of America is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost three million people with epilepsy in the United States and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates.
At the Epilepsy Therapy Project, our commitment and dedication to accelerate new therapies into treatments is having an impact. Yet despite this progress, too many patients still continue to have seizures, too many more experience inacceptable side-effects and too many are lost each year to SUDEP. Only work to accelerate the development of more effective and safer treatments can make time a friend and not an enemy of the patients and families living with epilepsy and seizures.
International League Against Epilepsy
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is the world’s preeminent association of physicians and other health professionals working towards a world where no person’s life is limited by epilepsy. ILAE’s mission is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have the educational and research resources essential to understand, diagnose and treat persons with epilepsy.
Research continues to look for a cure for epilepsy.
Our key community partner, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles’s END EPILEPSY organization is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY. We encourage our patients and their families to join the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles in the fight to END EPILEPSY.
For more information please visit end-epilepsy.org
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report submitted to the U.S. Senate on March 2012 can be found at iom.edu/epilepsy