The International League Against Epilepsy and the International Bureau for Epilepsy have given their Lifetime Achievement Award to Juhn A. Wada, UBC professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry.
Wada developed a test for cerebral hemispheric dominance of language function commonly known as the Wada test, bearing his name as the physician who first performed it. Most epilepsy patients considering surgery undergo the Wada test. Wada created the first surgical epilepsy program and seizure investigation monitoring unit in British Columbia at UBC Hospital.
The award will be presented to Wada in June at the 30th International Congress of Epilepsy in Montreal.
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