Asian and Oceanian Regional Congress Awards 2012
The following awards were presented at the 9th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress (AOEC) in Manila, Philippines in March, 2012.
The Asian and Oceanian Outstanding Achievement Epilepsy Award (AOEA)
The Asian and Oceanian Outstanding Achievement Epilepsy Award (AOEA) was introduced by the Commission of Asian and Oceanian Affairs (CAOA) of the ILAE in 2010. The purpose of the Award is to recognise and pay tribute to medical or non-medical professionals for their extraordinary contributions to Epilepsy Care. It is our highest honour, and is given for the lifetime of the recipient.
Outstanding Person with Epilepsy Award 2012
The Outstanding Person with Epilepsy Award was created to encourage people with epilepsy to not be ashamed of their condition and to overcome the heavy culturally defined stigma and discrimination that exists in the region. This Award is presented to very worthy recipients, nominated by their respective Chapters, at the subsequent Congresses.
In order to encourage young researchers in epileptology in the region, best presentation prizes are awarded for both platform and poster presentations. The award is in honor of Dr. Tadokoro, a retired epileptologist from Japan who contributed generously to the activities of the ILAE Commission on Asian and Oceanian Affairs (CAOA).