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Prof. Alan Apter, Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Alan Apter, senior physician and former director of the Department of Psychological Medicine at Schneider Children’s, and one of the leading child psychiatrists in Israel, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS).
Date: 03.07.17 | Update: 06.08.17

Prof. Alan Apter, senior physician and former director of the Department of Psychological Medicine at Schneider Children’s, and one of the leading child psychiatrists in Israel, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS). A British representative of Tourette Action, a society of Tourette patients, presented the award to Prof. Apter in a distinguished ceremony to salute his decades-long contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of Tourette.

Prof. Alan Apter, founder of the Neuropsychiatric Clinic for Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders at Schneider Children’s, has conducted research for the past 30 years, published scores of articles and book chapters on the topic, and has served as a member of the committee for recommendations to health organizations in Israel. The Neuropsychiatric Clinic at Schneider, headed by Dr. Noa Ben Aroya and psychologist Dafna Rodman, treats children with tics, Tourette and accompanying disorders. The Clinic is unique and combines specialists in the fields of neurology, psychiatry and psychology, and serves as a model for an integrated approach to developmental psychopathology.

A year ago, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) awarded a prize to Prof. Apter in recognition of his breakthrough studies in the field of suicide. He was also the recipient of an award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) for his significant contribution to pediatric mental health and his activities concerning depression and suicidal behavior in children and adolescents. 

“I congratulate Prof. Apter upon receiving the prestigious award,” said Prof. Joseph Press, Director of Schneider Children’s. “The award and honor accord Schneider Children’s with great pride, and underscore the leading role the hospital plays in the advance of medicine worldwide.”

 


 


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