Dr. Vinayan K. P. (Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatric Neurology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi), received the Asia-Oceania Outstanding Achievement Award from the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) for his contributions to epilepsy care in children.
This is the highest recognition of the organization in the Asia-Oceania region, awarded to eminent persons who have provided significant contributions to healthcare and research in the field of epileptology. Due to the pandemic restrictions, the award was presented in a virtual ceremony during the Asia-Oceania Epilepsy Congress.
Dr. Vinayan has developed state of the art services for children with epilepsy and related neurological disorders at Amrita. As the secretary of the Indian Epilepsy Association, Kochi, he was instrumental in the implementation of the "Helping Hands" program, a financial support scheme for flood-affected persons with epilepsy in 2018 and also developing a helpline for epilepsy patients during the current COVID restrictions.