Nominations Open for 2018 Lifetime Accelerator Award

Monday, August 14, 2017

Honor Commitment to New Epilepsy Therapies

The Epilepsy Foundation welcomes nominations for the 2018 Lifetime Accelerator Award.

The Lifetime Accelerator Award was established in 2012 to honor physicians, scientists, industry leaders, and others who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to bringing new therapies to people living with epilepsy. Recipients are chosen by an independent committee of global thought leaders and clinical investigators in epilepsy and seizure therapy discovery and development.

The award will be presented at the Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference, which will be held February 22-24, 2018, in San Francisco. Learn about the conference at

Criteria for Nomination

  1. Nominated individuals must have made an impact on the field of epilepsy at a national or international level.
  2. Nominated individuals cannot have been awarded previously.
  3. The person nominating must complete ALL sections of the nomination form.

Download, Complete, and Return the Nomination Form

Past Recipients

  • 2012: Harvey Kupferberg PhD, past Chief of the Preclinical Pharmacology Section, Epilepsy Branch, NINDS, NIH
  • 2013: Henrik Klitgaard PhD, Vice President, Head CNS Research, UCB
  • 2014: H. Steven White PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Principal Investigator of the (NIH)-sponsored Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • 2015: Roger J. Porter MD, academic and pharmaceutical industry consultant and past Chief Scientific Officer of the Foundation
  • 2016: Jack Pellock MD, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy and Pharmacuetics at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2017: Elinor Ben-Menachem MD, Professor of Neurology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
2018 Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference
Save the Date

Every two years, the Epilepsy Foundation holds its Pipeline Conference to bring together decision-makers with a stake in the field of epilepsy treatment, therapeutic innovation, and product development.

  • Epilepsy Foundation Pipeline Conference: February 22-23, 2018
  • Community Day: February 24, 2018
  • Location: Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco, California
  • Learn more at

Our Mission

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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