Department of Neuropathology, University Hospitals Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
Department of Clinical Epileptology, Sleep Disorders and Functional Neurology in Children, University Hospitals of Lyon, Member of the European Reference Network ERN EpiCARE and DYCOG team, Lyon Neurosciences Research Centre (CRNL), Lyon, France
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Danish Epilepsy Centre, Dianalund and Aarhus University Hospital; Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Clinical Research Unit, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada
Correspondence: Ingmar Blümcke
Department of Neuropathology,
University Hospitals Erlangen,
A complete list of members of the EpiEd Task Force is provided in the Supplementary Appendix, available at the end of this article.
Teaching competency in the diagnosis and clinical management of epilepsy is of utmost importance for the ILAE. To achieve this mission, the Task Force for Epilepsy Education (EpiEd) developed a competency-based curriculum for epileptology, covering the spectrum of skills and knowledge for best medical practice. The curriculum encompasses seven domains, 42 competencies, and 124 learning objectives, divided into three levels: entry (Level 1), proficiency (Level 2), and advanced proficiency (Level 3). A survey of the currently existing ILAE-endorsed teaching activities identified a significant gap in education of basic knowledge of epileptology (Level 1). To bridge this gap, a web-based educational tool is being developed. A virtual campus will be constructed around the curriculum, integrating the various educational activities of the ILAE. This paper describes the development of the curriculum and future tasks necessary to achieve the educational goal of the ILAE.