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Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Epilepsy & Behavior presented with Ambassador for Epilepsy Award
Date:9/8/2011

NEW YORK, September 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce Dr. Steven Schachter, Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's journal Epilepsy & Behaviour, has been awarded the prestigious Ambassador for Epilepsy Award by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) at the 29th International Epilepsy Congress in Rome in August.


In response Dr. Schachter said, "I am proud that so many members of the Editorial Board of Epilepsy & Behavior past and presenthave been recognized by the ILAE and IBE for their global contributions to epilepsy, and am privileged to work closely with them to further advance the understanding of the behavioral aspects of epilepsy and the care of patients."

This award is a lifetime honor given to individuals recognizing outstanding personal contributions to international epilepsy research and awareness. The awardees receive a scroll signed by the president of both the IBE and ILAE together with a simple pin bearing a candle, one of the enduring symbols of epilepsy. Also recognized in this year's awards were: Dr. Andres Kanner, who serves on the Editorial Board of Epilepsy & Behavior, and Dr. Asla Pitkanen, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's journal Epilepsy Research.

The award, bestowed by ILAE and IBE every two years, is highly treasured by each person who receives them as it reflects peer recognition of their achievements at an international level.  Currently serving Epilepsy & Behavior Editors and Editorial Board Members who have received the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award include:

Dr. Steve Schachter - USA (2011)
Dr. Andres Kanner - USA (2011)
Prof. Anne Berg - USA (2009)
Dr. Gregory Holmes - USA (2007
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