Ambassador for Epilepsy

During this year's 34th International Epilepsy Congress, which took place virtually at the turn of August and September, joint awards were traditionally presented by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau of Epilepsy (IBE). The most important of these is the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award, which is announced every two years, and which was awarded to the 14 most important epileptologists in the world this year. Among them, prof. MUDr. Milan Brázdil, Ph.D. for exceptional international contribution to understanding the nature of the epileptic disease.

6 Sep 2021

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The title of ambassador, which has been awarded since 1968, is recognized for exceptional acts in the field of epilepsy, in the field of clinical, scientific research, and education. Professor Milan Brázdil has been involved in epileptology continuously since 1992. Since 1995 he has regularly published and presented the results of his research in the field of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology in highly rated international journals participated in international epilepsy teaching in many meetings, courses, and conferences. at prestigious professional events in the Czech Republic and abroad. Since 2008, he has been co-organizing the annual European Epileptosurgery Course in Brno, where he regularly teaches students from all over the world. In 2016, Professor Brázdil co-chaired the very successful 12th European Congress on Epilepsy, which took place in Prague and hosted more than 2,300 delegates from 87 countries. He also served as a member of the international and scientific organizing committees for European congresses on epilepsy in Stockholm (2014), Prague (2016), and Vienna (2018). From 1997 to 2015 he represented the Czech Republic in the Scientific Panel for Epilepsy at the European Federation of Neurological Societies and since 2015 he has been continuing his work for the Scientific Panel for Epilepsy at the European Academy of Neurology.

Professor Milan Brázdil also co-founded in 1993 a comprehensive Center for Epilepsy Brno and together with prof. Ivan Rektor was involved in the creation of a highly interdisciplinary epileptosurgery program in 1995. At present, the Brno center, where prof. He has been working since 2013 as its manager, performing more than 90 operations a year. Under his leadership, he also became a full member of the European Reference Network for Epilepsy EpiCARE.

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