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BIRTH OF INDIAN EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION

The stalwarts in the neurological arena in India realized in late 1960’s, that a separate section concentrating on various aspects of epilepsy is needed . The aims and objective of such a society had to go beyond the charter of the Neurological Society of India (NSI). Dr. Anil D Desai was designated Secretary of Epilepsy section within NSI and in the period 1968 – 1969, he along with Dr. Eddie P.Bharucha and Dr. Noshir H Wadia went about in a missionary zeal to form a new society. This society, without disturbing the constitution of NSI, will enable the new society to solicit funds. It will have members independent of NSI and include lay members interested in the specialty in any capacity. The new society was named Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA). A new constitution for IEA was formulated incorporating the essential objectives, and rules under the Societies Registration Act. XXI of 1860. There were 9 members of the first Governing Council. Dr. Baldev Singh, Dr. B.Ramamurthi, Dr. T.K. Ghosh, Dr. E.P. Bharucha, Dr. A.D. Desai, Dr. N.H.Wadia, Dr. K.V. Mathai, Dr. K.S.Mani & Mrs.Roshan H. Dastur. These members registered IEA in 1970.

The movement spread with enthusiasm and by 1972 the Central Office in Bombay had 35 members (including 9 founder members), Bombay branch had 8, Madras 25, Delhi 31 and Bangalore 24 members. The annual membership fee at that time was Rs.10.

IEA members started having regular meeting of its Governing Council and general body. In the first meeting held on 27th Jan 1971, Dr. Baldev singh was appointed chairman and Dr. Eddie P Bharucha Secretary of IEA Dr.(Miss) F.N. Kohiyar was appointed Treasurer. This meeting to ensure effective work in all important cities, took the decision to form local branches / chapters with 15 members atleast in each.

The decision to seek affiliation to International Bureau of Epilepsy was taken in the G.C. Meeting held on 18 Dec.1973. The same year IEA received with deep gratitude a major contribution of Rs.10,000 from the P.C. Bharucha Trust.

Gradually the movement spread to various part of the country resulting in formation of several new chapters/branches. The high point of the achievement of IEA was hosting 18th International Epilepsy Congress in India at New Delhi in 1989.

National Epilepsy Day
In the Indore General Body Meeting held on 17th Dec 1990, it was decided to have 17th November every year as the National Epilepsy Day. It was proposed to celebrate this day by holding lectures, audiovisual shows, exhibitions, painting seminars, contests etc.

President IEA

 

IEA, CENTRAL OFFICE – OFFICE BEARERS

( 1971 – 2013 )

 

 

Year
President
Secretary
Treasurer
2016 – 2017Dr. Satish JainDr. M.M. MehndirattaMr. K.V. Muralidharan
2013 – 2015Dr. Mrs. V.V. NadkarniDr. M.M. MehndirattaMr. K.V. Muralidharan
2011-2013Dr. H.V. SrinivasDr. M.M. MehindirattaDr. C M Sharma
2009-2011Dr. Pravina U ShahDr. M.M. MehindirattaDr. C M Sharma
2007-2009Dr. V.S. SaxenaDr. H.V. SrinivasDr. C M Sharma
2005-2007Dr P K SethiDr.H.V.SrinivasDr. C M Sharma
2003-2005Dr.K. K. SinhaDr. V.S.SaxenaDr. H.V.Srinivas
2000-2002Dr.B.S.SinghalDr. V.S.SaxenaDr. H.V.Srinivas
1998-2000Dr.Devika NagDr. V.S.SaxenaDr. H.V.Srinivas
1996-1998Dr.K.S.ManiDr. V.S.SaxenaDr. H.V.Srinivas
1994-1996Dr. A. Das GuptaDr. K.S. ManiDr. V.S. Saxena
1991-1994Dr. B. RamamurthyDr. K.S. ManiDr. V.S. Saxena
1989-1991Dr.T.K.GhoshDr E P BharuchaDr(Ms) F Kohiyar
1986-1989Dr.K.S.ManiDr E P BharuchaDr(Ms) F Kohiyar
1983-1986Dr.T.K.GhoshDr E P BharuchaDr(Ms) F Kohiyar
1971-1983Dr.Baldev SinghDr E P BharuchaDr(Ms) F Kohiyar

 

 

Annual Conferences of IEA

Conferences
Date
Venue
Twenty-Third12th-14th/02-2016

Hotel Novotel Varun Beach,Visakhapatnam

Twenty-Second6-8th/02-2015Chennai
Twenty-First31/,02-02-2014Kolkata
Twentieth8 / 10-02-2013Hyderabad
Nineteenth25 / 26-02-2012Cochin
Eighteenth25 / 27-02-2011Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana
Seventeenth06 / 07-02-2010Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Sixteenth07-02-2009SVIMS, Tirupathi
Fifteenth02-10-2008IHC, Delhi
Fourteenth03-10-2007Hotel President, Mumbai
Thirteenth
5 / 6 Oct. 2006
NIMHANS, Bangalore
Twelfth
22 / 23 Sep. 2005
Hotel Rajputana Sheraton, Jaipur
Eleventh
28 / 29 Oct. 2004
Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur
Tenth
27 / 28 Sep. 2003
Hotel Taj Residency, Visakhapatnam
Ninth
30 / 31 Oct. 2002
Sanjay Gandhi PG Institute, Lucknow
Eighth
14 /15 Dec. 2001
Hotel Regent, Mumbai
Seventh
15 /16 Dec. 1999
Grand Kakatiya Sheraton Hotel, Hyderabad
Sixth
16 /17 Dec. 1998
SCIMST, Trivandrum
Fifth
10 Dec. 1997
Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur
Fourth
10 Dec. 1996
Sisir Mancha, Kolkatta
Third
15 Dec. 1995
AIIMS, New Delhi
Second
17 Dec. 1994
National Science Complex, Bangalore
First
20 Dec. 1993
Hotel Savera, Chennai

 

From 1999 onwards, IEA & IES held joint conferences

Recepients of Prof. B.M. Sharma Oration and H.C. Bajoria Award Prize

Date
Venue
BMS Oration
HCB Award
10 Dec. 1997
Jaipur
Prof. B. Ramamurthy—-
16 Dec. 1998
Trivandrum
Prof. K. V. Mathai—-
15 Dec. 1999
Hyderabad
Prof. N. Senanayake—-
13 Nov. 2000
INTL CONF
No award—-
14 Dec. 2001
Mumbai
Prof. R. Sachdeo—-
30 Oct. 2002
Lucknow
Prof. O. N. MarkandDR. H. V. Srinivas
27 Sep. 2003
Vizag
Prof. G. ArjundasDR. V. V. Nadkarni
27 Oct. 2004
Nagpur
Not scheduledDR. B. Vengamma
22 Sep. 2005
Jaipur
Prof. B. S. SinghalDR. P. U. Shah
2006 5,6 OctBangaloreNot scheduledDr. G.M. Taori
2007 3, OctMumbaiDr. Milima A KshirsagarDr. Atul Agarwal
2008 21, OctNew DelhiNot scheduledDr. E.S. Krishnamoorthy
2009 7, Feb.TirupathiDr. Ambar ChakravartyDr. Meena Gupta
2010 6,7 Feb.IndoreNot scheduledDr. Shobini Rao
2011LudhianaSam BerkovicUrvashi Shah
2012Cochin Dr. Pritika Chari
2013HyderabadDrSamuelWeibeMs Carol D’Souza
2014Kolkata MsSuchitra Narayan
6-8th Feb, 2015ChennaiDr Emilio PeruccaDr Bindu Menon
12-14th Feb, 2016Visakhapatnam Dr Yashoda Wakankar

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