Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society

As publisher of the journal Neuropediatrics, Thieme is the proud sponsor of the Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society. This award is made annually by the Society for Neuropediatrics (GNP) to a high-ranking scientist with special merits in the field of child neurology. Each year a winner is selected by the society and invited to give the Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society Lecture during the annual conference of the GNP. Following the award ceremony, winners also publish an article based on their lecture in Neuropediatrics.

 

2014 Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society:
Prof. Linda de Vries
Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital and Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Since 2010, Linda de Vries is Chair of Neonatal Neurology at the University of Utrecht and adjunct professor in neonatal neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. For her research and visionary work, she has received several international recognitions as the honorary membership of the American Pediatric Society and has been invited for the McCance Lecture of the British Neonatal Society and the Harwood Nash memorial lecture of the University of Toronto. During the 2015 GNP conference in Basel, the audience heard a brilliant lecture on the progress of neonatal neuroimaging over the past decades. The content of this lecture is outlined in a review article by Linda de Vries and coauthors published in Neuropediatrics.
It is a great honor to welcome Prof. Linda de Vries as an awardee. The audience has been impressed by her academic and pure personality as well as by her utmost expertise and dedication not only to science but also to patients and their families.

Prof. Linda de Vries

To read Prof. de Vries’ review article, please click on the following link:

Progress in Neonatal Neurology with a Focus on Neuroimaging in the Preterm Infant
Linda S. de Vries, Manon J. N. L. Benders, Floris Groenendaal

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2013 Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society: 
Prof. Ingrid Scheffer
Pediatric Neurologist and Professor at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and The University of Melbourne, Australia

Having been trained as a child neurologist in Australia and London and having received her PhD in Melbourne, Australia, Prof. Ingrid Scheffer is a clinical researcher in the very best sense, stressing the permanent importance of clinical phenotyping and translation of research findings into our everyday practice. Her visionary approach and systematic work have been acknowledged with numerous awards, among them the L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science of 2012. This award especially highlights the active role of Prof. Ingrid Scheffer in promoting and guiding young women for research and to enable the "double carrier" as being mother and scientist in one life. We want to thank and congratulate Prof. Scheffer for her scientific achievements and will proudly add her name to the list of Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society awardees.

To read Prof. Scheffer's review article, please click on the following link:

Epilepsy Genetics Revolutionizes Clinical Practice
Ingrid E. Scheffer

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2012 Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society:
Professor Masaya Segawa
Director of the Segawa Neurological Clinic for Children in Tokyo, Japan

In 1970, Professor Segawa was the first to describe an inherited form of childhood-onset dystonia in nine patients out of six unrelated families. From his clinical observation of marked diurnal fluctuation and response to low-dose ʟ-dopa therapy, the entity was coined Segawa syndrome. In 1994 Professor Segawa and his research group identified the underlying defect by describing autosomal dominant mutations of the GTPCH gene. For his outstanding lifetime work, Professor Segawa holds several awards, including the prize of the Japanese Pediatric Society in 2011, the Congress Award of the 15th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, and the Best Child Neurologist Award donated at the International Child Neurology Congress 2010. We are delighted that Professor Segawa has accepted this award, and to add him to the distinguished list of Honorary Award of the German speaking Child Neurology Society winners.

To read Professor Segawa's nonreviewed manuscript, please click on the following article link:

Dopa-Responsive Dystonia Is Caused by Particular Impairment of Nigrostriatal Dopamine Neurons Different from Those Involved in Parkinson Disease: Evidence Observed in Studies on Segawa Disease
Masaya Segawa, Yoshiko Nomura, Masaharu Hayashi

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