Asian and Oceanian Outstanding Achievement Epilepsy Award (AOEA) 2021

K P (Kollencheri Puthenveettil) Vinayan

Dr.KP Vinayan is presently the Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Neurology, Amrita School of Medicine and lead faculty at the Amrita Advanced Center for Epilepsy, Cochin, Kerala, India. He had his training in Epileptology from National Epilepsy Center, Shizuoka, Japan under a fellowship program from Japanese Epilepsy Research Foundation in 2005.

Epilepsy Society of Australia awarded him the Asia- Oceania fellowship in 2008 and he underwent further advanced training in surgical epileptology at Westmead Epilepsy program, Sydney, Australia. Dr. Vinayan currently serves as a core member of both the ILAE Commission for Diagnostic Methods and the Asian Epilepsy Academy. He is also a member of EEG, research advocacy, neonatal seizure classification and management taskforces of ILAE.

He is currently a board member of the national executive committees of both the Indian Epilepsy Society and the Indian Epilepsy Association and also serves as the treasurer of the JES. He is the current convener of the Pediatric Neurology subsection of Indian Academy of Neurology.

He was a member of the Pediatrics Commission of ILAE and also the editor of Epilepsy India, the joint news letter of Indian Epilepsy Association and Indian Epilepsy Society during the period 2013-17.