Photo of Mogens Dam, past president of ILAE

In Memoriam: Mogens Dam

17 June, 2022

Mogens Dam, M.D., Dr. Med. Sci., past president of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), and co-founder and past president of the Danish Chapter of the ILAE, passed away on 4 May 2022.

Alongside his clinical obligations as a senior consultant, Mogens Dam had a long scientific career. He conducted a high number of clinical trials - and is especially remembered for his studies of effects and adverse effects related to phenytoin, carbamazepine and diazepam, and the very early development of oxcarbazepine. He was awarded the St. Valentin Prize by the Danish Epilepsy Association in 1970, the Borberg Prize by the Danish Neurological Society in 1975, and the Ambassador of Epilepsy Award by the ILAE in 1979 as a recognition of outstanding international contributions to activities advancing the cause of epilepsy.

Read full tribute to Mogens Dam - 1935 - 2022.