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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAIL

Name
  Prof. Dr. Tan Chong Tin
Designation
  Professor
Department
  Department of Medicine
Faculty
  Faculty of Medicine
Tel. No. (Office)
  03-79672967/2585
Fax No.
  03-79494613
E-mail Address
  cttan@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9904-2010
Address(Office)
  Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
MD(UM)(1991), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
MRCP(UK)(1976), ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, UNITED KINGDOM
MBBS(University of Melbourne)(1972), UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
FRCP(Edinburgh), ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF EDINBURGH

CAREER HISTORY
(Post), (Organisation), (Period).


Senior House Officer, SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY, 01/08/1976 until 31/08/1977

Pegawai Perubatan, HOSPITAL KLUANG, 01/01/1974 until 31/01/1976

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Clinical Neurology

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2014

MLS Tai, K Rahmat, KH Teoh, R Karuppiah, HM Nor, FKA Bakar, CT Tan Leptomeningeal glioblastoma multiforme presenting as cauda equina syndrome. Neurology Asia 2014 Vol. 19 (2) (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2013

SMM Aye, KS Lim, NM Ramli and CT Tan. Periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) in cerebral lupus correlated with white-matter lesions in brain MRI and reduced cerebral blood flow in SPECT. Lupus April 2013 vol. 22 no. 5 510-514 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Gopalai AA, Lim SY, Abdul Aziz Z, Lim SK, Tan LP, Chong YB, Tan CT, Puvanarajah S , Viswanathan S, Kuppusamy R, Tan AH, Lim TT, Eow GB, Ibrahim NM, Li HH, Zhao Y, Ahmad-Annuar A. Lack of Association Between the LRRK2 A419V Variant and Asian Parkinson s disease. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2013;42:237-40. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Kheng Seang Lim; Michael Hills; Wan Yuen Choo; Mee Hoo Wong; Cathie Wu; Chong Tin Tan. A web-based survey of attitudes toward epilepsy in secondary and tertiary students in Malaysia, using the Public Attitudes Toward Epilepsy (PATE) scale. Epilepsy & Behavior 2013; 26(2): 158-161. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Lim KS, Choo WY, Wu C, Tan CT. Malay public attitudes toward epilepsy (PATE) scale: translation and psychometric evaluation. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Nov;29(2):395-9. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.08.027. Epub 2013 Sep 30. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Kheng Seang Lim, Su Woan Wo, Mee Hoo Wong, Chong Tin Tan. Impact of epilepsy on employment in Malaysia. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Feb 13; 27(1):130-134. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Lim KS, Hills MD, Choo WY, Wong MH, Wu C, Tan CT. Attitudes toward epilepsy among the primary and secondary school teachers in Malaysia, using the public attitudes toward epilepsy (PATE) scale. Epilepsy Res. 2013 Oct;106(3):433-9. doi:10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2013.06.014. Epub 2013 Jul 23. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Sazaly AbuBakarComments to Author , Boon-Teong Teoh, Sing-Sin Sam, Li-Yen Chang, Jefree Johari, Poh-Sim Hooi, Harvinder-Kaur Lakhbeer- Singh, Claire M. Italiano, Sharifah F. Syed Omar, Kum-Thong Wong, Norlisah Ramli, and Chong-Tin Ta. Outbreak of Human Infection with Sarcocystis nesbitti, Malaysia, 2012. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES Volume: 19 Issue: 12 Pages: 1989-1991 DOI:10.3201/eid1912.120530 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Kheng Seang Lim, Monica Chen Mun Wo, Sherrini Ahmad Bazir Ahmad, Chong Tin Tan, Malaysian Society of Epilepsy research group. Only certain aspects of knowledge have impact on attitudes toward epilepsy. Neurology Asia 2013; 18(4) : 361 - 368 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Kheng Seang Lim, Wan Yuen Choo, Cathie Wu, Michael D Hills, Chong Tin Tan. Chinese Public Attitudes Toward Epilepsy (PATE) scale: translation and psychometric evaluation. Neurology Asia 2013; 18 (3):261-270 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2012

Abdullah S, Chang LY, Rahmat K, Goh KJ, Tan CT. 2002. Late-onset Nipah virus encephalitis 11 years after the initial outbreak: A case report. Neurology Asia 17 (1):71-4. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Joo Siong Ho, Kartini Rahmat, Norlisah Ramli, Farhana Fadzli, *Heng Thay Chong, *Chong Tin Tan. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: Comparison of multidetector computed tomography venogram (MDCTV) and magnetic resonance venography (MRV) of various field strengths. Neurology Asia 2012; 17(4) : 281 291 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Lim KS, Wu C, Choo WY, Tan CT. Development and validation of a public attitudes toward epilepsy (PATE) scale. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Jun;24(2):207-12. Epub 2012 May 6. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Lim KS, Wu C, Choo WY, Tan CT. Development and validation of a Public Attitudes Towards Epilepsy (PATE) scale. Epilepsy Behavior 2012;24:207-12. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Kheng Seang Lim, Shi Chuo Li, Josephine Casanova- Gutierrez, Chong Tin Tan. Name of epilepsy, does it matter? Neurology Asia 2012; 17(2):87 91. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2011

Haerian BS, Lim KS, Mohamed EHM, Tan HJ, Tan CT, Raymond AA, Wong CP, Wong SW, Mohamed Z. Lack of association of ABCB1 hapltypes on five loci with response to treatment in epilepsy. Seizures 2011; 20 (7):546-53. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Haerian BS, Roslan H, Raymond AA, Tan CT, Lim KS, Zulkifli SZ, Mohamed EHM, Tan HJ, Mohamed Z. Association of ABCB1 gene polymorphisms and their haplotypes with response to antiepileptic drugs: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pharmacogenomics 2011;12(5):713-25. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Thumboo J, Seah A, Tan CT, Singhal BS, Ong B. Asian adaptation and validation of an English version of the Multiple Sclerosis International Quality of Life questionnaire (MusiQoL). Ann Acad Med Singapore 2011; 40(2):67 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Haerian BS, Lim KS, Mohamed EHM, Tan HJ, Tan CT, Raymond AA. Lack of association of ABCB1 and PXR polymorphisms with response to treatment in epilepsy. Seizure 2011; 20:387-394 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Haerian BS, Roslan H, Raymond AA, Tan CT, Lim KS, Zulkifli SZ, Mohamed EHM, Tan HJ, Mohamed Z. Association of ABCB1 polymorphisms with response to sodium valproate treatment in Malaysian epilepsy patients. Epileptic Disorders 2011; 13(1):65-75 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Abdullah S, Lim SY, Goh KJ, Lum LCS, Tan CT. 2011. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis: A series of ten cases from a university hospital in Malaysia. Neurology Asia 16(3):241-246. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Chai CH, Lim SY, Abdul Kadir KA, Goh KJ, Tan CT. Karaoke, power failure and carbon monoxide poisoning. Neurology Asia 2011;16(3):255-257. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Tan KS, Tan CT. Ischaemic stroke in young Asian women: inadequate investigations and geographical bias. Cerebrovasc Dis 2011;31(4):416, E Pub 2011 Feb 22 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Abdullah S, Lim SY, Goh KJ, Lum LCS, Tan CT. Anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis: A series of ten cases from a university hospital in Malaysia. Neurology Asia 2011;16(3):241-246. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Shahizon Azura Mohamed Mukari, Norlisah Ramli, Sharifah Aishah Al-Edrus,Mazin Noordin, Kartini Rahmat, Lai-Meng Looi, Dharmendra Ganesan, Gin-Gin Gan, Chong-Tin Tan. Central nervous system intravascular lymphoma in a Malaysian.Neurology Asia 2011; 16(1) : 93 95 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Tai SML, Tan CT, Ramli N, Begum RJ, Lim SY. Movement disorder in a patient with stroke. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience Radiography(2011) 18,2;305 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2010

Haerian BS, Roslan H, Raymond AA, Tan CT, Zulkifli SZ, Lim KS, Mohamed EM, Tan HJ, Mohamed Z. ABCB1 C3435T polymorphism and the risk of resistance to antiepileptic drugs in epilepsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Seizures: European Journal of Epilepsy 2010; 19(6):339-346 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Kartini Rahmat, Shaleen Kaur, Norlisah Mohd. Ramli, Patricia Ann Chandran, Kum Thong Wong, Suhailah Abdullah, Sharifah S Omar, Dharmendra Ganesan, Chong Tin Tan. 2010.Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy limited to the posterior fossa. Neurology Asia 15(3):283-286. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Tan KS, Tan CT, Churilov L, Mackay M, Donnan GA. Risk factors and aetiology of cerebral infarction in young adults: A comparative study between Malaysia and Australia. International J Stroke 2010; 5 (5):428-30. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chew KS, Oon LK, Lee RA, Lim KS, Tan CT. Withdrawal response in healthy adults. Neurol Asia 2010; 15(2): 159-65. (ISI-Cited Publication)

N Shahrizaila, N Ramli, CT Tan.Tolosa-Hunt syndrome following recurrent facial palsies. Neurology Asia 2010; 15(1) : 97 99 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2009

Tan CT, Avanzini G. Ethical issues related to epilepsy care in the developing world. Epilepsia 2009; 50 (5):975-7. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chiu-Wan NG, Wan-Yuen CHOO, Heng-Thay CHONG, Maznah DAHLUI, Khean-Jin GOH, Chong-Tin TAN. 2009. Long-term socioeconomic impact of the Nipah Virus encephalitis outbreak in Bukit Pelanduk, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia: A mixed methods approach. Neurology Asia 14(2):101-107. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Haerian, BS, Mohamed Z, Mohamed EHM, Lim KS, Tan HJ, Tan CT, Raymond AA. Role of ABCB1 C3435T variant in response to antiepileptic drugs in epilepsy: A review. Med & Health 2009; 4(2): 64-74 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Goh KJ, Ng CW, Letchumy RP, Mohd Azly Y, Tan CT. Persistent effect on neuromuscular transmission in patients with primary hemifacial spasm treated with repeated botulinum toxin injections. Neurology Asia 2009;14(2): 115-9 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2008

Tan, C.T., & Chua, K.B. Nipah virus encephalitis. Current Infectious Disease Reports 2008; 10(4):315-20. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Misra UK, Tan CT, Kalita J. Viral encephalitis and epilepsy. Epilepsia 2008; 49 (Suppl. 6):13-18. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong HT, Jahangir Hossain, Tan CT. Difference in epidemiologic and clinical features of Nipah virus encephalitis between the Malaysian and Bangladesh outbreaks. Neurology Asia 2008; 13:23-6. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2007

Mac TL, Tran DS, Quet F, Odermatt P, Preux PM, Tan CT. Epidemiology, aetiology, and clinical management of epilepsy in Asia: a systematic review. Lancet Neurology 2007; 6: 533-43. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Lim SH, Tan CT. Training and certification of neurologists in South East Asia. Neurology Asia 2007; 12: 47-52. 

Sejvar JJ, Hossain J, Kama Saha S, Gurley ES, Banu S, Hamadani JD, Abdul Faiz M, Siddiqui FM, Deen Mohammad Q, Mollah AH, Uddin R, Alam R, Rahman R, Tan CT, Bellini W, Rota P, Breiman RF, Luby SP. Long-term neurological and functional outcome in Nipah virus encephalitis. Annals Neurol 2007; 62: 235-42. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong HT, Kermode AG, Tan CT. The role of anti- aquaporin-4 antibody in Asian patients with multiple sclerosis: Confusions and controversies. Neurol Asia 2007; 12: 135-9 
 
2006

Tan CT. Neurology in Asia is different. Practical Neurology 2006; 6: 140-2. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong HT, Li PCK Li, Singhal BJ, Kira J, Saida T, Kim BJ, Lee KH, Ong BKC, Tsai CP, Prayoonwiwat N, Tan CT. Proposed modifications to McDonald diagnostic criteria for Asians with multiple sclerosis. Neurology Asia 2006; 11: 87-90 

Chong HT, Ramli N, Lee KH, Kim BJ, Ursekar M, Dayananda K, Singhal BS, Chong J, Chan LL, Ong BKS, Chawalparit O, Prayoonwiwat N, Chang FC, Tsai CP, Tang KW, Li PCK, Tan CT. Low sensitivity of McDonald MRI criteria in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis among Asians. Neurology Asia 2006; 11: 129-33. 
 
2004

Ramasundrum V, Tan CT. Consanguinity and risk of epilepsy. Neurology Asia 2004; 9 (Suppl 1): 10 

Chong HT, Ramli N, Lee KH, Singhal BS, J Chong, Chan LL, Chawalparit O, Prayoonwiwat N, Tsai CP, Tang KW, Li PCK, Tan CT. Magnetic resonance imaging of Asians with multiple sclerosis was similar to that of the West. Neruol Asia 2004; 9: 47-53 

Goh KJ, Ma WT, Ali Mohd M, Tan CT. Case report of covert use of Phenobarbital in patients taking Diankexing and Diankening, traditional herbal medicine for epilepsy. Neurology Asia 2004; 9: 55-7. 
 
2003

Tan CT, Wong KT. The Nipah encephalitis outbreak in Malaysia. Annals Academy of Medicine Singapore 2003;32:112-7 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong HT, Tan CT, Goh KJ, Lam SK, Chua KB. The risk of human Nipah virus infection directly from bats (Ptoropus hypomelanus) is low. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2003;8:31-4 

Tan CT. Asian Neurology as a discipline of study. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2003;8:77-80 

Chong HT, Tan CT. Relapsed and late-onset Nipah encephalitis, a report of 3 cases. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2003;8:109-12 
 
2002

Chew NK, Tan CT, Goh KJ. Idiopathic paroxysmal kinesiogenic choreoathetosis: precipitation of attacks by vestibular stimulation. Journal of Clinical Neurosciences 2002;9:604-5 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Tan CT, Goh KJ, Wong KT, Ahmad Sarji S, Chua KB, Chew NK, Murugasu P, Loh YL, Chong HT, Tan KS, Thayaparan T, Kumar S, Jusoh MR. Relasped and late-onset encephalitis. Annals of Neurology 2002;51: 703-8 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Koh CW, Tan LP, Tan CT. A community based intercultural study on precipitating factors of headache. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2002;7:19-24 

Chong HT, Li PCK, Ong B, Lee KH, Tsai CP, Singhal BS, Prayoorwiwat N, Tan CT. Severe spinal cord involvement is a universal feature of Asians with multiple sclerosis. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2002;7:35-40 

Wong KT, Shieh WJ, Kumar S, Norain K, Abdullah W, Guarner J, Goldsmith CS, Chua KB, Lam SK, Tan CT, et al. Nipah virus infection: Pathology and pathogenesis of an emerging paramyxoviral zoonosis. American Journal of Pathology 2002;161:2153-67 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ramasundrum V, Tan CT. Absence of hot water epilepsy among Indian epilepsy patients in Malaysia. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2002;7:89-91 
 
2001

Chua KB, Lam SK, Goh KJ, Hooi PS, Ksiazek TG, Kamarulzaman A, Olson J, Tan CT. The presence of Nipah virus in respiratory secretions and urine of patients during an outbreak of Nipah virus encephalitis. Journal of Infection 2001;42:40-3 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chew NK, Sim BF, Tan CT, Goh KJ, Ramli N, Umapathi P. Delayed post-radiation bulbar palsy in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Neurology 2001;57:529-31 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong HT, Kamarulzaman A, Tan CT, Goh KJ, Thayaparan T, Kunjapan SR, Chew NK, Chua KB, Lam SK. Treatment of Nipah encephalitis with Ribavarin. Annals of Neurology 2001;49:810-3 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Tan CT, Tan KS. Nosocromial transmissibility of Nipah virus (Correspondence). Journal of Infectious Diseases 2001;184:1367 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong HT, Tan CT, Goh KJ, Chew NK, Kunjapan SR, Pethaurumam V, Thayaparan T. Occupational exposure, age, diabetes mellitus and outcome of acute Nipah encephalitis. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2001;6:7-11 

Chong HT, Tan CT, Karim N, Wong KT, Kumar S, Abdullah W, Chua KB, Lam SK, Goh KJ, Chew NK, Petharunam V, Kunjapan SR, Thayaparan T. Outbreak of Nipah encephalitis among pig-farm workers in Malaysia in 1998/1999: Was there any role for Japanese encephalitis? Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2001;6:129-34 
 
2000

Ahmad Sarji S, Abdullah BJJ, Goh KJ, Tan CT, Wong KT. MR Imaging features of Nipah encephalitis. Am J Roentgenol 2000;175:437-42 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Goh KJ, Tan CT, Chew NK, PSK Tan, Kamarulzaman A, Ahmad Sarji S, Wong KT, Abdullah BSJ, Chua KB, Lam SK. Clinical features of Nipah virus encephalitis among pig farmers in Malaysia. New England Journal of Medicine 2000; 342:1229-35 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Soo MPK, Chow SK, Tan CT, Nadior N, Hoh HB. The spectrum of ocular involvement in patients with SLE without ocular symptoms. Lupus 2000; 9:511-4 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chua KB, Lam SK, Tan CT, Hooi PS, Goh KJ, Chew NK, Tan KS, Kamarulzaman A, Wong KT. High Mortality in Nipah encephalitis is associated with presence of virus in cerebrospinal fluid. Annals of Neurology 2000;48:802- 05 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Ramasundrum V, Tan CT, Chua KB, Chong HT, Goh KJ, Chew NK, Tan KS, Thayaparan T, Sree Raman K, Petharunam V, Loh YL, Ksiazek TG, Lam SK. Kinetics of IgM and IgG seroconversions in Nipah infection. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2000;5:23-8 

Ho JSF, Tan CT. Visual function among multiple sclerosis patients in Malaysia. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2000;5:35-40 

Ramasundrum V, Mohd Hussin ZA, Tan CT. Public awareness, attitudes and understanding towards epilepsy in Kelantan, Malaysia. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2000;5:55-60 

Chong HT, Kunjapan SR, Thayaparan T, Tong JMG, Petharunam V, Jusoh MR, Tan CT. Nipah encephalitis outbreak in patients from Seremban. Neurol J Southeast Asia 2000;5:61-7 

Tan KS, Sarji SA, Tan CT, Abdullah BJJ, Chong HT, Thayaparan T, Koh CN. Patients with asymptomatic Nipah virus infection may have abnormal MR imaging. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 2000;5:69-73 

KS Tan, S Ahmad Sarji, CT Tan, BJJ Abdullah, HT Chong,T Thayaparan, CN Koh. Patients with asymptomatic Nipah virus infection may have abnormal cerebral MR imaging. Neurol J Southeast Asia 2000;5:69-73. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
1999

Chua KB, Goh KJ, Wong KT, Kamarulzaman A, Tan PSK, Ksiazek TG, Zaki SR, Paul G, Lam SK, Tan CT. Fatal encephalitis due to a new paramyxovirus among pig- farmers in Malaysia. Lancet 1999; 354: 1256-9 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chew NK, Goh KJ, Tan CT, Ahmad Sarji S, Wong KT. Electroencephalography in Nipah encephalitis. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 1999; 4: 45-51 

Tan CT, Chong HT. Devic s disease and multiple sclerosis in Asia. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 1999; 4: 57-9 

Tan KS, Tan CT, Goh KJ. Epidemiological aspects of Nipah virus infection. Neurological Journal of Southeast Asia 1999;4:77-81 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Source), (Level).

Cerebral Autosomal Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) study in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2013-2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

Social stigma in epilepsy (a sub-project of Clinical Neurology: Pathogenesis of central nervous system disorders and neurotherapeutics), Co-Investigator, 2011-2014, HIR

Determination of the pharmacokinetic profile of valproic acid in patients receiving high flux haemodialysis treatment using a modeling and simulation approach, Co-Investigator, 2011-2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

The determination of the population pharmacokinetic profile of antiepileptic agents using a modeling and simulation approach, Co-Investigator, 2011-2014, HIR

Alexithymia in conversion disorder, Co-Investigator, 2011-2014, NONE

9.A 14-Month Open Label Extension Phase of the Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Escalation, Parallel-Group Studies to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of E2007 (perampanel) Given as Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects with Refractory Partial Seizures, Co-Investigator, 2009-2011, Eisai Limited, International

Asian multiple sclerosis, Co-Investigator, 2008, 

Asian neurology, Co-Investigator, 2008, 

Central nervous system infections; Nipah encephalitis, cryptococcal meningitis, Co-Investigator, 2008, 

Psychosocial aspects of epilepsy, Co-Investigator, 2008, 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

Merdeka Award for Health, Science, and Technology: as Leader of the Nipah encephalitis Investigating Team, University of Malaya, PETRONAS, ExxonMobil and Shell, 2008

Mahathir Science Award: as Leader of the Nipah Encephalitis Investigating Team, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya , Academy of Science Malaysia , 2006

Ambassador For Epilepsy: in recognition of outstanding personal contribution to international activities advancing the cause of epilepsy, International League Against Epilepsy and International Bureau of Epilepsy, 2005