Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Epilepsy & Behavior presented with Ambassador for Epilepsy Award

New York, September 8, 2011 – 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)
Prof. Christian Elger – Germany (2005)
Prof. Meir Bialer – Israel (2001)
Dr. Robert Fisher – USA (2001)
Prof. Gus Baker – UK (1999)
Prof. Ann Jacoby – UK (1999)
Prof. Martin Brodie – UK (1995)
Dr. Joyce Cramer – USA (1995)
Dr. Pavel Mares - Czech Republic (1995)
Dr. Michael Trimble – UK (1993)
Prof. Albert Aldenkamp – Netherlands (1991)
Dr. Frederic Andermann – Canada (1989)
Dr. Simon Shorvon – UK (1987)
Dr. Dieter Schmidt – Germany (1983)

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About Epilepsy & BehaviorEpilepsy & Behavior is the fastest-growing international epilepsy journal. Launched 11 years ago, it is uniquely devoted to the rapid dissemination of the most current information available on the behavioral aspects of seizures and epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behaviorpresents original peer-reviewed articles based on laboratory and clinical research. Topics are drawn from a variety of fields, including clinical neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and neuroimaging.

Epilepsy & Behavior publishes papers on the study of:
* Localization of ictal and postictal behaviors
* Neuroendocrine aspects of epilepsy
* Psychiatric and psychosocial aspects of epilepsy
* Behavioral aspects of epilepsy surgery
* Cognitive and affective effects of seizure treatment
* Functional imaging
* Animal models

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