8 April 2008
The Council of Management met on 8 April. Members received and discussed update reports from each of Council’s committees – Corporate Governance, Education, Finance & Strategic Policy, Standing Committee and Research. The following decisions were made.
Mr Ron Radley was awarded the Association’s highest honour, the Lord Hastings Award, for his outstanding contribution to improving the lives of people with epilepsy. The Epilepsy team at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool was awarded the Epilepsy Action Award in recognition of its services to people with epilepsy.
The 2007 accounts and trustees’ report were approved and will now be circulated to members of the Association in time for the Annual General Meeting in June. A new performance appraisal system for the Council was approved and will be introduced this year.
A research grant of £15,000 was awarded to Dr Markus Reuber in Sheffield to investigate conversational displays of coping resources in clinical encounters between patients with epilepsy and neurologists. A further research grant of £70,172 was awarded to Dr Laura Goldstein in London to study the effects of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for epilepsy on seizure control and quality of life.
Council agreed that, as in previous years, during the elections for the Council of Management, the register of members of the Association will be closed from 16 May to 14 June 2008 both dates inclusive.