Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

Charlotte Dravet

Although especially known for the epilepsy syndrome that bears her name, Prof Dravet made impressive contributions to our understanding of the clinical and electrophysiological correlates of epilepsy syndromes of childhood.

In addition to her clinical expertise and research achievements, Prof Dravet is known worldwide for her humble attitude, tireless work and dedication to the epilepsy mission, including her support to the many lay associations , some made up of families of children with Dravet syndrome, which advocate for better care for children with epilepsy. She has produced many publications for the lay community, particularly parents of children with epilepsy, to help them cope with aspects of the disease.