About the ILAE Academy
The ILAE Academy provides a virtual campus where
healthcare professionals obtain and increase essential and clinically relevant
knowledge, skills, and competencies in the field of epilepsy.
Registered users can work on competencies in epilepsy from a varied course portfolio according to different levels of proficiency, track progress, earn certificates and CME credits …. all in one place!
The ILAE Curriculum for Epileptology
The competency-based curriculum developed by the ILAE encompasses 7 domains of knowledge, 42 competencies, and 124 learning objectives that address different levels of professional expertise in epileptology:
For details on the curriculum design, read the “Roadmap for a competency-based educational curriculum in epileptology” (Blümcke et al, Epileptic Disorders 2019)
The ILAE Academy is intended for health care professionals who see patients with epilepsy. These include neurologists, psychiatrists, family medicine physicians, internists and pediatricians, as well as trainees, residents and fellows.
The self-directed and blended e-learning portfolio
Course offerings vary according to the different levels of proficiency in epileptology
Addressing all healthcare professionals at the Entry Level for epileptology (Level 1 of the ILAE Curriculum)
To receive the Level 1 Certificate, the following must be achieved:
- Completion of all 15 patient cases from the ‘Learn from Cases’
- Completion of 26 pre-determined ebrain sessions
- Completion of the course 'Histopathology in a nutshell' (L1)
Level 1 Full Package
Subscription period: 1 year
* mandatory for Level 1 certificate
Fee for qualified applicants.
US$ 100/ US$ 50
2Source: World Bank and Hinari (WHO)
3Bursary application requirements and bursary conditions:
Partial bursaries will only be available for participants living in countries with low and lower middle income. Submission of a letter of recommendation from the bursary applicant’s current workplace or from the leadership of the local ILAE Chapter or Regional Commission stating the expected benefit to the epilepsy care and development in the bursary applicant’s community is required. In case such evidence cannot be submitted, a personal letter of motivation is required outlining the benefit the bursary candidate expects for his/her daily practice and professional career specific to epileptology. This requirement (letter of recommendation OR personal letter of motivation) is mandatory and is an important part of the decision-making process for the granting of any bursary. It is also important to note that no progress and completion of the compulsory courses within 1 year impacts future decisions about bursary eligibility. Bursaries will be partial bursaries involving partial payment. There are no further discounts available if a bursary is awarded.
Addressing all healthcare professionals at the Proficiency Level for epileptology (Level 2 of the ILAE Curriculum)
Participants must have successfully accomplished Level 1 or must show evidence for
equivalent knowledge (i.e. passed a corresponding online exam). The common body
of knowledge in general epileptology will be taught through a comprehensive portfolio of case-oriented e-learning modules
covering major epileptic conditions, syndromes, but also rare disorders. The
e-learning program will be blended with tutor-guided, web-based teaching
courses, advanced face-to-face workshops (see below), or special teaching
courses offered at international congresses.
Virtual Epilepsy Academy (VIREPA)
- Highly interactive, e-moderated online courses on EEG and epilepsy and sleep
- Experts in their field provide guidance, practical experience and expertise
- Theoretical knowledge gained transfers to clinical practice
- Active collaboration, group work and discussion among all participants is guided by the experts
- Valuable downloadable educational material will be provided
Duration: Six months
Entry criteria for courses:
- 3 years of training in neurology, neuropediatrics, clinical neurophysiology, psychiatry or neurosurgery, or combinations of these
- Specific entry criteria may apply for some courses
Bursaries are available for participants living in low and lower middle income countries as categorized by the World Bank.
For details about the courses offered below, and how to apply, visit VIREPA.
- EEG in the diagnosis & management of epilepsy – Basic
- EEG in the diagnosis & management of epilepsy –Advanced
- EEG in the diagnosis & management of epilepsy – Pediatric
- Epilepsy & Sleep – Advanced
For questions about VIREPA courses, contact email@example.com.
Instructions: Registration, Course information and purchase
To get more information how to register to the ILAE Academy, how to purchase courses or packages and how to navigate through on the site and through the courses s ee the Academy User Guide
The ILAE is cooperating with other educational partners to share epilepsy-related content.
Ebrain is the
world's largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource for
continuous professional development in clinical neuroscience. ebrain is owned by the Joint Neurosciences Council (JNC), a
registered charity. More than 500 clinicians form part of a
multi-disciplinary team of expert authors and reviewers drawn from all
areas of the neurosciences - from across the UK and Europe - contribute
to the content.
In cooperation with the JNC, 50 ebrain sessions will be available on the ILAE Academy, covering all aspects of epileptology in diagnosis and treatment. Sessions use the recognized interactive ebrain format. They have been reviewed by ILAE experts and were adapted by the JNC.