Hello, my name is Dr. Joseph Sirven,
I am Professor and
Chairman of the Department of Neurology
at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.
I am gonna be presenting
a narrated lecture entitled
Classifications System of Seizures and
In order to understand the entire
concept of seizures and epilepsy,
it is important to understand
the general classifications system,
the terminology and the concepts that
underlie the classifications system.
All material that I am
presenting in today's lecture
the International League Against Epilepsy,
or ILAE commission on classifications and
terminology on epilepsies and
seizures and their efinitions and
classification scheme for
seizures and epilepsy.
There have been a number
of stepwise improvements,
refinements on the classifications of
seizures and epilepsy over the years.
As this slide shows,
the first classifications was published
in 1981 with the classifications
In 1989, the classifications
of epilepsies was noted.
2001, 2006, and
2009 all represent refinements to
the classification systems as our
understanding of the path of physiologic
mechanism that underlie seizures and
epilepsy becomes better understood
from a number of different levels
of evidence and information.
What I will be showing you
today is the latest approach to
the classification of seizures and
as proposed by the ILAE commission
that was recently published in 2010.