The 2012 IF award has been awarded to Dr. Sven Mattsson and his wife Dr. Gunilla Glad Mattsson from Sweden for their commitment and dedication to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus community. Dr. Sven Mattsson, MD, PhD is an associate professor and a neuro-pediatrician at the department of pediatrics at the University Hospital of Linköping. He is an Honourable Member of the Executive Committee of Society for Research into Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in the UK. Dr. Gunilla Glad Mattsson, Med, Dr, PhD is an urotherapist and a senior lecturer at the department of pediatrics at the University Hospital of Linköping.
She is a mother of an adult with Spina Bifida and she is active in research into assessment and treatment of the neurogenic bladder dysfunction of children and adolescents with Spina Bifida. Both Sven and Gunilla are members of the Swedish national working group for registration and follow up program for individuals with Spina Bifida. Their commitment in improving the lives of people with Spina Bifida had led them to get involved in Pristina, Sarajevo and Montenegro and they look forward to take part in activities in Africa. IF and the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus community express their gratitude and thanks to this wonderful couple. You can view the Award ceremony in this link.