International Epilepsy Day 2016

International Epilepsy Day
February 13, 2017

Hi, I'm Campi, the official #EpilepsyDay mascot.
Learn more about my
epilepsy story here.

How to Get Involved

Artistic Waves #EpilepsyDay Art Competition

To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2017, we ran international art competition with the theme ‘Putting Epilepsy in the Picture’. View the gallery of artwork submitted.

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Your #EpilepsyDay Selfies

Show the world how you celebrate #EpilepsyDay! Share your selfies and pics on Instagram with the hashtag #EpilepsyDay and we’ll repost them. The most recent posts will appear on the website’s Selfie Wall.

Selfie Wall

Attend an #EpilepsyDay Event

Attend one of the many #EpilepsyDayEvents happening around the globe!

Epilepsy Events

Meet #EpilepsyDay mascot, Campi

International Epilepsy Day is a special event which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people with epilepsy, their families and carers.

This is a day for everyone, no matter where you are, no matter how small your group or large your area, no matter whether you focus on the medical or the social aspects of the disease. We want you to help us celebrate International Epilepsy Day! Let’s speak with one global voice.

The Day is a joint initiative by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

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Juha Karjula – Living real dreams despite epilepsy

Juha Karjula, a 38 year-old kindergarten teacher, obtained his university Master’s degree despite having refractory epilepsy. He had a tonic-clonic seizure when he was a high school student. The diagnosis was given quite soon after

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  • IE News

IE News: Issue 1 – 2017

Our special issue of IE News to celebrate the 3rd International Epilepsy Day is full of news on IBE activities to mark the day. In 2016 more than 40 countries around the world celebrated the

  • Campi Visits the Doctor

New Video in the Campi Series! Campi Visits the Doctor

To celebrate International Epilepsy Day 2017, we present the second video in our series featuring International Epilepsy Day mascot, Campi the seahorse. In this video, Campi goes with his mum and dad to visit Dr.

AICE to mark Epilepsy Day by supporting those affected by the earthquake

People with epilepsy understand the impact of the earthquake- sudden, unpredictable and shocking. Italian association AICE plan to mark International Epilepsy Day with actions that produce concrete results in favor of those affected by the

New Norwegian guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of epilepsy to be presented on International Epilepsy Day

The Norwegian Epilepsy Society (Norwegian chapter of the ILAE) and the Norwegian Epilepsy Federation (Norwegian chapter of the IBE) will together mark International Epilepsy Day by presenting the new Norwegian guidelines for diagnosis and therapy

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