Lifetime Achievement Award 2001

Harry Meinardi

IBE/ILAE Awards and IBE/ILAE Award Winners

This award honours those persons with a record of achievement in work against epilepsy, and is the highest honour presented by IBE and ILAE.

Prof Harry Meinardi shaped his career, specializing in neuro-psychiatry and studies in basic science as a Rockefeller Institute fellow. In 1968 he became director of the Special Centre for Epilepsy in Heemstede. He was Honorary Editor of the IBE newsletter and IBE President. In the Netherlands he held several executive posts including the presidency of the Dutch chapters of IBE and ILAE. In 1984 he was appointed to the Chair of Epileptology at Nijmegen University. The following year he was elected Secretary General of ILAE and four years later President. Over the years he has been presented with many award. Now, even in retirement he remains actively involved in the world of epilepsy.