Pr. Athanasios Covanis 

Pr. Covanis graduated from Athens Medical School; he subsequently worked in the UK in pediatrics, neonatology, child neurology, adult neurology, neurophysiology, and epilepsy. 

He obtained, amongst others, the Diploma in child health from Glasgow University, Diploma in Pediatrics, and Diploma in Adult Neurology at Athens University.

Pr. Covanis is the past President of International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) NOT ILAE. President of the Greek ILAE/IBE chapters, Former Director of Neurology Neurophysiology Department at the Children's Hospital Agia Sophia, Athens.

The International Epilepsy Community has honored him with the Ambassador for Epilepsy Award. Pr. Covanis has had a particular interest in epilepsy for many years and has published many peer-reviewed papers on epilepsy and associated disorders.