From now until the end of the year, IBE chapters and chapters of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) are invited to nominate candidates to receive one of 12 Ambassador for Epilepsy Awards to be conferred in Barcelona next September at the time of the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress. The Ambassador for Epilepsy Award was introduced by IBE and ILAE in 1961 and is given to individuals to recognise outstanding personal contributions to activities that advance the cause of epilepsy. A maximum of 12 awards are bestowed every two years.
Nominations are also open for the Social Accomplishment Award of IBE and ILAE, which is given to an individual to recognise his or her outstanding personal contribution to activities that have resulted in a significant advance in the social well being and or quality of life of people with epilepsy.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is made not more than once every two years. This is the highest award presented by IBE and ILAE and is given to an individual to recognise and honour his or her exceptional and outstanding personal contribution over a long period of time to activities that advance the cause of epilepsy. This contribution and activities should either have been performed at an international level or they should have had an international impact or significance. While IBE and ILAE chapters do not nominate for this award, they are invited to suggest suitable candidates to a member of the IBE International Executive Committee or the ILAE Executive Committee.