Outstanding Persons With Epilepsy Award
The first combined Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress (AOEC) representing both the medical and epilepsy support organizations of the regions was held in Korea in 1996. During the 4th AOEC in Nagano, Japan in 2002, under the guidance of Dr Park (Korea), Dr Marshall (Taiwan), Dr Kubota (Japan) and Dr Mehndiratta (India), the idea of the ‘outstanding persons with epilepsy award’ 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 was developed.
This Award was presented to very worthy recipients, nominated by their respective Associations, at the subsequent Congresses in Bangkok 2004, Kuala Lumpur 2006, Xiamen 2008, Melbourne 2010, and Manila 2012. This Award will again be presented at the 10th AOEC Singapore, 2014.
Each IBE member of the South East Asia and Western Pacific Regions is entitled to nominate 1 (one) recipient for this Award.
It is up to each member to determine the guidelines for selecting the recipient for their Association. Your organization may have a process or activity already in place by which you will choose a person to receive this award for your Association.
If not, suggested guidelines may include:
- Contribution to community service
- Longstanding support for people living with epilepsy
- Individual achievement (personal, professional, educational, sporting, creative)
- Long standing advocate for epilepsy (community, political, media)
- Distinguished service to a local epilepsy support organization
AOEC Financial Support:
Successful recipients of this award will receive USD 500 travel assistance to attend the award ceremony in Singapore. The IBE International President, Dr Athansios Covanis, will present the Awards.
Notifying IBE Of Your Association’s Recipient:
Please notify IBE, Executive Officer, Ann Little, firstname.lastname@example.org of the person chosen to receive this award on behalf of your Association by 30 June 2014 so that the financial arrangements can be made and certificates produced
Other supporting documentation e.g. Resume can be provided if you wish.