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2011 Awards

ILAE and IBE Announce Awards to be presented at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given every two years by the Joint Executive Committee of the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy to honor those truly exceptional persons with a record of achievement in work against epilepsy, which exceeds even that of those who have been awarded the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award or the Award for Social Accomplishment.

If such a person is elected, then during an International Epilepsy Congress he/she will be presented with two silver candlesticks, upon which will be engraved the logos of IBE and ILAE, the name of the Award and the name of the recipient.

The honoree for 2011 is Jerome Engel Jr, USA.

Ambassador Awards

Ambassador Awards are presented in recognition of outstanding international contributions to the cause of epilepsy. These activities have either been performed at an international level or have had international impact.

Twelve people were presented with this honor during the Opening Ceremony of the 29th International Epilepsy Congress in Rome. The award consists of an 'Ambassador for Epilepsy' pin and is intended to reflect peer recognition of individual contributions to the international cause of epilepsy.

Ambassador For Epilepsy Awards 2011

Michael Prize

Michael Prize, presented every two year by Stiftung Michael from Germany, is an award for outstanding epilepsy research performed by young investigators (under the age of 45).

The 2011 Michael Prize recipient is Eleonora Aronica of the Netherlands.

Social Accomplishment Award

The International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy gives the Social Accomplishment Award every two years to one person who has accomplished outstanding activities aimed at the social benefit of people with epilepsy. The candidate must have a record of activities promoting improvement in the social circumstances of people with epilepsy.

Pravina U. Shah of India was awarded this honor during the Opening Ceremony of the 29th International Epilepsy Congress in Rome.

Morris-Coole Prize

The Morris-Coole Prize is given in recognition of an outstanding research paper published in Epilepsia on any field of epilepsy research, either clinical or basic. Papers are nominated to the selection committee by the associate editors of Epilepsia. The prize was established to stimulate excellence in epilepsy research as well as rewarding young researchers for outstanding contributions to the field.

The 2010 Morris-Coole Prize will be awarded to Laura Jansen of the USA for her paper entitled ‘Impaired maturation of cortical GABA(A) receptor expression in pediatric epilepsy’ Epilepsia 2010, 1456:67.

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