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.
The SIBYLLE-RIED-PREIS has been awarded in German-speaking countries since 2001; it is named after Dr. medical Sibylle Ried (29. Aug. 1956 – 14. Jun. 2000).
Sibylle Ried was a pioneer in informing and training people with epilepsy and thus improving their treatment and advice. She worked closely with those affected.
The prize is intended to honor outstanding achievements by people and groups who, in the spirit of Dr. Ried, improve treatment and quality of life in the areas of neuropsychology, psychology, rehabilitation, social work, self-help work or similar for people with reached epilepsy.
The prize is endowed with € 2,500 and is awarded every two years at the joint 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
The SIBYLLE RIED PRIZE 2023 was awarded to
Heike Hantel, Hamburg
for numerous activities for people with epilepsy including the epilepsy online conferences in times of COVID19