The SIBYLLE RIED PRIZE has been awarded since 2001 in the German-speaking area in memory of Dr. med. Sibylle Ried (29. Aug. 1956 – 14. Jun. 2000).
Dr. Ried was a pioneer in the development of methods for a better treatment, counseling, and collaboration with people with epilepsy.
The prize is directed at all people and groups working in that area, explicitly also in the fields of neuropsychology, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, self-help work, etc.
The prize is endowed with € 2.500,-. It is awarded every two years at the joined annual conference of the German, Austrian, and Swiss section of the International League Against Epilepsy.
The prize money is put together from funds of the MICHAEL FOUNDATION as well as revenue of an endowment contribution, to which the following institutions and people have contributed: Aventis Pharma, Bayer AG, Boehringer-Ingelheim Intern, B.V. Prohema, Desitin Arzneimittel, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-Cilag, Sanofi-Synthelabo, Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag, the Ried family, Anna Ruths, Frauke von Thümen, Adolf Messer Stiftung, and others
Any forms of publications, documented activities and methods that target an improvement in the care and living conditions of people with epilepsy can be used to apply for the SIBYLLE RIED PRIZE.
The language of the documentation must be German, and the work must take effect in Germany, Austria or Switzerland by a group located there.
There is no requirement for a certain profession or age. Re-application is generally possible.
Application deadline is December 31st, 2022. The papers/work must also be submitted by this time.
The SIBYLLE RIED PRIZE 2021 was awarded to
Mag.a Elisabeth Pless, Vienna and her team from the Institute for Epilepsy IfE
for the project "LEA - Leben mit Epilepsie in der Arbeitswelt (LEA - Living with Epilepsie in the world of work)"
The members of the jury are:
Dr. med. Günter Krämer (Chair)
Neurozentrum Bellevue Zurich / Switzerland
Social pedagogue, Epilepsie-Zentrum Bethel, Bielefeld
Dr. Gerd Heinen
and in an advisory role
Dr. med. Matthias Ried
Brother of Sibylle Ried, Frankfurt am Main
Legal recourse is excluded.