Award of Social Accomplishment 1999
Every two years, the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League against Epilepsy recognize one individual who has carried out outstanding activities aimed at the social benefit of people with epilepsy. This award consists of a scroll and a cheque of $ 10.00 (US). The recipient is also invited to attend the International Epilepsy Congress to receive his/her Award.
The 1999 award was presented to:
Joan Austin, USA: Her activities focus on the area of research. She has systematically developed a research programme into the quality of life for children with epilepsy and their families. Ms. has had more than 50 publications and has presented her research findings at every International Epilepsy Congress since 1991. Several of her research instruments have been translated for use in non-english speaking countries.